Tracey Cairnie

Tracey Cairnie

Tracey Cairnie

Adjunct Faculty

Organizational and Interpersonal Conflict, and Solution Focused Leadership

Tracey Cairnie, Adjunct Faculty, specializes in conflict analysis and resolution, leadership training, and leadership and team coaching. She has over 25 years experience conducting needs assessments, issues analysis, and designing the appropriate process for reaching mutually agreeable solutions to difficult situations.  Tracey works closely with local, state, federal government agencies, businesses, organizations, families, and communities.

Tracey is a court certified mediator/mentor for the Supreme Court of Virginia and is a Certified Professional Coach (certified by the International Coach Federation). 

Selected Publications

Cairnie, T. (2010). A Positioning Theory Analysis of Language and Conflcit in Political Processes. In R. Harre'  and F. Moghaddam (Eds.), Words of Conflict, Words of War: How the Language We Use Sparks Fighting. (Praegar, 2010). Chapter 3.

Harre', R., Moghaddam, F., Cairnie, T., Rothbart, D., Sabat, S. Recent Advances in Positioning Theory, Theory and Psychology. 2009. 19(1):5-31.

Courses Taught

NCLC 395 and CONF 399: Communication, Conflict and the Mediation Process


BS, Public Administration, George Mason University, 1995.
MS, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, 2005.
Certificate, Leadership Coaching, Georgetown University, 2007