Mark Keppler is the Kenneth L. Maddy Professor of Public Affairs and the Executive Director of The Maddy Institute, the public policy/public affairs
institute for the Valley’s four public universities: Univ. of Calif., Merced, Fresno
State, Cal State Stanislaus and Cal State Bakersfield.. Among his activities are leading
the Institute’s legislative scholar intern program, editing the Maddy Daily e-newsletter and hosting The Maddy Report, a weekly half-hour public affairs tv program focusing on California politics and
public policy issues (airing on Sundays on ABC 30 (KFSN) - Fresno’s ABC, as well as
Valley Views, a weekly hour long public affairs radio program/podcast focusing on Central Valley
issues airing on Sundays on Newstalk 580/105.9 KMJ. Mark is also professor in the
Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno where he teaches labor
relations and employment law, and is an active mediator with the U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission and labor-management arbitrator with the Federal Mediation
and Conciliation Service. He is also the founder and chair of the Clovis Community
Foundation and sits or has sat on numerous boards including the California Rails to
Trails Conservancy, the United Way of Fresno, and the Fresno County Measure C (transportation)
and City of Fresno Measure P (parks) steering committees.
Alternative dispute resolution (i.e., mediation, arbitration, etc.) in employment,
labor and employment law, labor relations, and public policy
Mediating Discrimination Claims in California: The DFEH and EEOC Procedures," California Labor and Employment Law Review, May 2003, pp. 26 - 33
U.S. EEOC’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program: A More Civil Approach to Civil
Rights?” Review of Business, Winter 2003, pp. 38 - 42.
Written hundreds of labor-arbitration decisions (e.g., “Washoe County School District,” Labor Arbitration Reports, (Bureau of National Affairs – Labor Relations Reporter), February 2004, pp. 909-920)
and mediated hundreds of labor and employment cases.
Host of a weekly public affairs tv (The Maddy Report: Maddy Institute – The Maddy Report (TV)) and radio/podcast (Valley Views: Maddy Institute – Maddy Report – Valley Views Edition (RADIO & PODCAST)) on California public policy and politics.