Cornell University

Rocco Scanza : Biography

Arbitrator, Mediator, Fact-Finder

Executive Director 
Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution

Since 1999, Rocco M. Scanza has been a member of the faculty of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.  In addition to lecturing on alternative dispute resolution, he serves as Executive Director for the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution which focuses on resolving workplace conflict through the use of alternative dispute resolution processes.  He has participated in the design and implementation of labor and employment arbitration and mediation programs throughout the United States.  Scanza led a team which received a research grant on behalf of Cornell to design and implement an employment mediation program for the United States Department of Labor. He co-authored the DOL Research Evaluation and a similar evaluation project for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Scanza also  directs a similar program on behalf of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  Most recently, Scanza designed the new Cornell Labor Arbitration and Labor Relations programs for Cornell ILR.

A former national vice president for the American Arbitration Association, Scanza was a faculty member for both Loyola Law School and Pepperdine University's School of Law.  He teaches graduate school courses for the University of Baltimore & the George Meany National Labor College as well as the California State University.  An active mediator and arbitrator, Scanza is listed on several state and national panels including the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the EEOC, and FINRA.

He is a graduate of Queens College in New York City and graduated from Loyola of Los Angeles Law School in 1984.  He is an attorney licensed to practice in California.