John Krauss

John Krauss

Clinical Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs
Adjunct Professor of Law
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor of IUPUI

Office: Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, Room 136E
Phone: 317-274-1903


  • J.D., Indiana University School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, Colorado College

Professional experience

  • Former Director, Indiana University Public Policy Institute
  • Attorney, admitted to the Indiana and District of Columbia Bars, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Certified Mediator by the Indiana Supreme Court
  • Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis from 1982 to 1991
  • Director, Department of Metropolitan Development
  • Executive Director, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC)
  • Special Assistant to Indiana Governor Edgar D. Whitcomb

Professional affiliations

  • Director, Kernan/Shepard Indiana Local Government Reform Commission
  • Director, Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
  • Project Director, Indiana Gaming Commission
  • Member, Roster of Mediators for the U.S. Postal Service
  • Member, Panel of External Mediators for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), US Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Member, Roster of Neutrals for the Internal Revenue Service - Office for Appeals
  • Member, Commercial Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association
  • Certified Mediator for Education Disputes by the Justice Center of Atlanta
  • Public Arbitrator, FINRA Dispute Resolution Board of Arbitrators
  • Professional Mediator, Medicare Beneficiary Complaint Mediation Program
  • Special Administrative Law Judge for the Indiana Attorney General
  • Practitioner Member, Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Special Mediator, Indiana Supreme Court

Major fields of expertise

  • Strategic planning
  • Intergovernmental relations and conflict resolution
  • Economic development in major multi-faceted projects
  • Labor/management disputes
  • Land use, zoning and code enforcement
  • Municipal, state and federal affairs
  • Political process and advocacy
  • Federal defense base closures
  • Management restructuring
  • Employment and contract disputes
  • Facilitation and group consensus building
  • Mediation and arbitration

Courses taught

  • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • SPEA-V 547 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Public Affairs
  • SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy
  • IU School of Law - Conflict resolution
  • IU School of Law - Mediation


  • Member, Dean's Advisory Board, IU Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis
  • Member, Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission
  • Vice President, Board of Trustees, Citizens Energy Group (Gas, Water, Thermal, Resources, Oil)
  • Trustee, Past Vice Chairman, President, Board of Governors, Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Past Chairman, Indiana Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education
  • Trustee Emeritus, Partners for Livable Communities, Washington, DC
  • Board of Advisors, Center on Intellectual Property and Innovation - IU School of Law - Indianapolis
  • Life Director, Tourism for Tomorrow, Inc.
  • Advisory Cabinet, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Foundation

Awards and recognition

  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Who's Who in the Midwest
  • Department of the Army, Commander's Award for Public Service