Jamie C. Williamson, PhD is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family, Circuit-Civil, and County-Civil Mediator, a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, and President of Amity Mediation Workshop, LLC .
Dr. Williamson serves as a contract mediator for Florida’s First and Fourteenth Circuit Courts for Domestic Relations/Family cases and as a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator, available for non-binding arbitration panels. She also is a Family Mediation Assistant Trainer and a Circuit-Civil Mediation Subject Matter Expert, approved by the Florida Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Center.
When mediating family cases, Dr. Williamson draws on her own family conflict research, her deep understanding of relationships, and her ethic of care, all of which come together as she empowers couples to simplify and de-stress the divorce process, remain friendly during and after the divorce, and to resolve issues in a way that serves the needs of all involved.
An accomplished leader and educator, with a doctorate in interpersonal communication and family relationships from the University of Arizona, Dr. Williamson is a Gottman Leader authorized to deliver the Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work Couples Program and to use the Gottman Relationship Checkup when working with couples in her own “Let’s Stay Together” Marriage Refresher Course, which she developed and delivers. She also authors the blog “Work it Out” which focuses on relationship improvement issues. She also is a frequent blogger for She Savvy.
In the civil mediation arena, Jamie is a solutions-focused, transformative mediator specializing in workplace issues and business/professional disputes. She adeptly blends her extensive senior-level leadership experience and her scholarship and professional practice in conflict resolution and ADR practices to help parties reach agreement and continue working together, minimizing the human impact of the dispute, as well as the need for more formal legal remedies.
Jamie joined the mediation profession after a career in corporate communication, higher education, and leadership development. She worked in public affairs for large corporations, then swerved into higher education as a communication professor at the University of Florida and the University of West Florida. Later, she served as a professor and dean at Saint Louis University; as vice president for academic affairs at Baker University, Millikin University, and Butler University, and as president of Winthrop University. She also provided professional development for university senior leaders as director of the Executive Leadership Group at the American Council on Education in Washington D.C.
Dr. Williamson earned her Bachelor’s in Journalism and Public Relations, and her Master’s Degree focused on Strategic Message campaigns from Illinois State University. Her earned Doctorate is from the University of Arizona. She maintains her membership in the International Communication Association and is the Second Vice President and Program Chair for the newly formed OLLI at FSU-PC 30A life-long learning initiative.