Sue Theiss, MA, is the University Ombuds for Oregon State University, providing conflict management services and education to all members of the university community. She has served in this role since the office's inception in February 2012.
Before joining OSU, Sue served as a volunteer Ombudsperson at the University of Arizona for eight years while employed as the Department Administrator for Family and Community Medicine. She co-chaired Arizona’s Ombuds program before becoming the University of Arkansas’ first Ombudsperson, where she served for over nine years.
Sue holds degrees in Business Administration and Communication. She is a professional mediator and a certified administrator for the Conflict Climate Inventory (ConflictClimate.com). Her areas of expertise include interpersonal and small group conflict, workplace bullying, and conflict climate. Sue is a member of the International Ombuds Association (IOA) and has presented to her IOA colleagues on workplace bullying, conflict climate, and conflict theory and practice.