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Carolyn Davis Spatta, American mediator, consultant. National Defense Foreign Language fellow, 1966-1968; Fulbright scholar, Malaysia, since 1994.


Spatta, Carolyn Davis was born on January 20, 1935 in Gauhati, Assam, India. Daughter of Alfred Charles and Lola Mildred (Anderson) Davis.


Bachelor of Arts California, Berkeley, 1964. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1974.


Research assistant University California, Berkeley, 1963-1965. Instructor Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Michigan, 1968-1974. Corporation secretary Oberlin (Ohio) College, 1974-1978.

President Damavand College, Tehran, Iran, 1978-1979. Consultant private practice, Washington, 1979-1980. Vice president, administrator E. Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1980-1981.

Director Institute grants programs, and advisory service Association American Colleges, Washington, 1982-1984. Vice president, administration and business affairs California State University, Hayward, 1984-1992, professor geography and environmental studies, 1992-1994. Independent mediator, consultant higher education, since 1995.

Visiting lecturer Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, 1969, 1970. Member accreditation team Western Association Schools Colleges. Board directors Ada Mabel, Inc., since 1995.


Board directors Wellness, Inc. Member Oberlin Open Space Committee, Tenaya Guild, John Muir Hospital, Walnut Creek, California. President steering committee Ann Arbor Citizens for Good Schools.

Trustee Pacific School of Religion, 1992-1998, School for Deacons, since 1998. Member Asian Studies on Pacific Coast, Association Asian Studies, Association American Geographers, Society Professionals in Dispute Resolutions, Northern California Mediation Association, Academy Family Mediators, University Michigan Alumni Association.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, walking, cooking and entertaining, golf, art, music.


Married John Robert Spatta, June 2, 1957 (divorced February 1964). Children: Robert Alan, Kennifer Lynn Spatta-Harris. Married S. Peter Karlow, July 25, 1981 (divorced March 2001).

Married Edward R. Eckhart, April 29, 2002.