Sandi DiMola, J.D. is an associate professor of Political Science at Carlow University. Prior to joining Carlow, she was an assistant professor at Chatham University.

Dr. DiMola is a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders an NGO engaged in capacity building in post-conflict societies. She has served as a consultant to Arsenal Middle School to facilitate the design of a mediation plan for resolution of ethnic violence, a project that was funded by the Pittsburgh Foundation, and as a Project Advisor in the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University for a graduate student capstone entitled “Developing a Tool for International Mediators by Modeling Conflict Ripeness,” which was undertaken for the U.S. Institute of Peace. Since June 2010, she has served as the Program Manager for the Program for Deliberative Democracy at Carnegie-Mellon University, an initiative that involves conducting deliberative polls and forums on issues such as “The Future of Governance in Allegheny County” (September 2010) and climate change in America (September 2012).

Dr. DiMola’s community and non-profit service includes appointments to the: Northeast Association of Pre-law Advisors; Executive Board Secretary, Center for Victims of Violence & Crime; Advisory Board, Center for International Legal Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Advisory Board, Women’s Law Project (Pittsburgh); Emeritus Board Member, Pennsylvania Women’s Campaign Fund.

Her experience in corporate and non-profit governance has earned her a reputation as an experienced facilitator and trainer. She has developed trainings for the corporate, community, and university communities on assertive communication, collaborative problem solving, and negotiations. Dr. DiMola has created and delivered training, together with nationally known facilitators, on the Winning Edge™, a campaign-training program for women political candidates and recently was engaged by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh to facilitate a discussion on ethnic minorities in Europe during the Council’s European summer study tour for select secondary school educators.

Dr. DiMola holds a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law and is a Fulbright Scholar (German Studies Program). She was appointed by the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative to advise the Liberian Government regarding amendments to the Liberian Constitution. 

Research Interests

Teaches: American Political Development; Constitutional Law: Powers of Governmental Institutions; Race, Law, & Public Policy; Women & Politics; Urban Politics.

Research Interests: European social policy; integration of marginalized populations.