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Jared Simmer

Executive Director, The Piedmont Private Adjudication Center

Voice: 724-575-0898
Fax: 412-367-2819


Professional Background

Jared Simmer is an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College of Public Policy and Management, teaching graduate courses in introductory and advanced negotiation. He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Calvin College, a masters degree in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University, a Juris Doctorate from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, a joint certificate in international law from Oxford University/The University of San Diego School of Law, SPHR certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute, and an EdD from Duquesne University.

From 1979-1982 he served as Assistant Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Michigan Department of Commerce; from 1982-1989 as Manager of Labor Relations for Duke University/Duke Medical Center; and from 1989 to present has been a practicing arbitrator/mediator. He serves on a variety of arbitration/mediation panels including the American Arbitration Association, the U.S. EEOC, the U.S. Postal Service, the National Arbitration Forum, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the Employee Relations Board of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the U.S. Federal District Court, the National Mediation Board, Florida Public Employee Relations Board Special Master panel, among others.

Mr. Simmer previously served as Assistant Director of the Geneva College Leadership Institute from 2007-2009, and as adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business from 2003-2008 where he taught workplace conflict resolution and introductory and advanced negotiation. He has conducted corporate training programs for such diverse clients as the National Contract Managers Association, Kennametal, UPS, Rising Young Executives, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the U.S. EEOC, the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the National Long Term Care Association, and Deloitte & Touche LLP, etc.



He is listed, “Who’s Who in Executives and Business”; “Who’s Who Registry of Rising Young Americans; “Who’s Who Worldwide”; “Lexington’s Who’s Who in Executives and Businesses”; “American Biographical Institute International Cultural Diploma of Honor”; “Strathmore’s Who’s Who”; and “International Who’s Who of Professionals”, “Princeton Who’s Who of Executive, Professionals & Entrepreneurs”, and the “Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers”. Mr. Simmer was also the recipient of the Katz Center for Executive Education MBA Essentials Award for Teaching Excellence (2007).


Community Service

Mr. Simmer current serves as an officer with the Labor and Employee Relations Association, and on council for the Allegheny County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Committee. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Center on Conflict Resolution and Negotiation at the Katz School, past chair of the Lawyers in Other Professions Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association, and past board member of the Conflict Resolution Center International and the Durham, NC Dispute Settlement Center.


Mr. Simmer’s research focuses on development of negotiation competency profiles, identification of factors that encourage or inhibit individuals from improving their negotiation skills, efficacy in teaching negotiation, and gender differences in negotiation. His doctoral research explored how men and women view negotiation, and how certain attitudes and beliefs influence negotiating behavior.



Bachelor's, Psychology, Calvin College
Master's, Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University
Juris Doctorate, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Joint Certificate in International Law, Oxford University/The University of San Diego School of Law
SPHR certification
ABD, Duquesne University (dissertation in progress)