Kathy Isaacson, PhD is a strategic communication consultant, mediator, facilitator, and trainer.

She is a faculty member at the University of New Mexico in the department of Communication and Journalism. She helped establish Prosperity Game methodology designing, directing, and facilitating high-level strategy and leadership games for such clients as the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, Eastman Kodak, The President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure, Sandia National Laboratories, Lockheed Martin, the Kellogg Foundation, and the Electronic Industries Alliance. Kathy has worked in Argentina, Brazil, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Colombia and many tribal communities, in pursuit of social change. Kathy served on President Bush’s Advisory Board for Tribal Colleges and Universities and was Chair of the Board for the Institute for Higher Education Policy.





Kathy Isaacson has numerous publications of books, videos, and articles. Her most recent publication is Mediation: Empowerment in Conflict Management Her upcoming project is the book, Listen Like a Lake, forthcoming in January 2021.

Publications (Complete)
Isaacson, K., Ricci, H. & Littlejohn, S. W. (2020). Mediation: Empowerment in Conflict
Management. Long Grove IL: Waveland Press.
Barge, J. K., Barbour, J. and Isaacson, K. Playing the Prosperity Game: Assessing the
Impact of Large Group Interventions, Presented at the National Communication
Association, November 2014. Received Top Paper award, Organizational
Communication Division
Barge, J. K., Barbour, J. and Isaacson, K. (2018). Assessing Complex Group Meetings:
Design Logics and the Spirit of Process Procedures. Submitted to Journal of Small
Group Research.
Domenici, K. (Isaacson) & Littlejohn, S. W. (2007). Facework: Bridging Theory and
Practice Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Littlejohn, S. W. & Domenici, K. (Isaacson), (2007). Communication, Conflict, and the
Management of Difference. Long Grove IL: Waveland.
Management of Difference
Domenici, K. (Isaacson) (2006). A Facework Frame for Mediation, in Handbook of
Mediation: Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice, edited by Margaret S. Herrman.
Blackwell Publishing.
Domenici, K. (Isaacson) & Littlejohn, S. W. (2004). Facilitative Leadership - An
educational video. www.evgonline.com .
Foss, K. A. & Domenici, K. (Isaacson), (2001). Haunting Argentina: Synecdoche in the
Protests of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Quarterly Journal of Speech. 87: 237-58.
Littlejohn, S. W. & Domenici, K. (Isaacson), (2001). Engaging Communications in
Conflict: Systemic Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Domenici, K. (Isaacson) & Littlejohn, S. W. (1998). Team Mediation System: Effective
Communication in Teams. www.evgonline.com
Domenici, K. (Isaacson) and Barker, J. (1999). Mediation practices in knowledge-based
teams, in Advances in the Interdisciplinary Study of Teamwork, JAI .

Domenici, K. (Isaacson) and Barker, J. (1999). Practices de Mediação para Equipes
Basedadas em Conhecimento, in Novos Paradigmas em Mediação. Artmed Editora

Scroll to top