Greetings & Welcome to the AFNC!

"We are proud of our center's history and we continuously strive to lead across the DoD in all we do here at The Air Force Negotiation Center (AFNC). AFNC is recognized as a leader in educating and training individuals and teams on conflict management, negotiation, mediation, and facilitation. Our instruction is presented across the Air Force and DoD, and delivered by our own world-class faculty.

In addition to training and education, the AFNC has a breadth of opportunities for academic scholars; we encourage individuals to engage in our publication programs through The Journal of Military Conflict Transformation (JMCT) and The Military Education and Training in Conflict Transformation (METCAT) Papers. 

Thank you for visiting our page, and we hope you take a moment to engage with us online or in person."

Stephen L. Renner, Ph.D.

   Director, Air Force Negotiation Center

Dr. Renner is the Director of the Air Force Negotiation Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Before joining the AFNC team, Dr. Renner served 26 years on active duty in the Air Force. Full Biography

Sandra L. Edwards, Ph.D.

   Program Manager, AFNC Curricula Advisor to AFNC Director

Dr. Edwards is the Program Manager of Education and Training-- Curricula and Advisor to the Air Force Negotiation Center Director, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. As an advisor to the AFNC Director, she provides senior-level guidance regarding organizational, educational, training, budget, procurement, and contracting matters.  Full Biography

Reginald K. Roberson, Ph.D.

    Instructor, Negotiation & Mediation

Dr. Roberson serves as an Instructor for the Air Force Negotiation Center (AFNC), designing and teaching negotiation and mediation-related courses.  Full Biography

Paul J. Firman

   Dispute Resolution

Paul Firman is the Chief, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Education & Training at the Air Force Negotiation Center (AFNC), Maxwell AFB, Alabama. He directly supports the Air Force Chief of Staff Guidance to improve conflict resolution skills by ensuring relevant education and training programs are designed, developed, and delivered to the Total Force. Full Biography 

David C. O'Meara

   Education Consultant 

David O'Meara is a Sole Proprietor and Independent education and teaching consultant to the Air University's Air Force Negotiation Center (AFNC) and the Air Force Culture and Language Center. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1982. Also, He graduated with honors from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with a Master of Arts in American History. Full Biography

Michelle A. Osborne, Ph.D.

   Research, Assessments, and Publications

Dr. Osborne serves the center in her role as researcher, assessment specialist, and publications editor and manager. She is responsible for analyzing all education, training, course progress, and student success. Dr. Osborne also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for AFNC premiere publication, The Journal of Military Conflict Transformation (JMCT).
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