John L. Krauss

Senior Advisor to the IUPUI Chancellor
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs
Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator, Krauss Group LLC

Adjunct Professor, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Phone: (317) 274-1903
Fax: (317) 278-4785


B.A., Colorado College
J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law


Public policy mediation, conflict resolution


John Krauss is the former and founding director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.

Professional experience

  • 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

  • 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, Commercial Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association
  • Public Arbitrator, FINRA Dispute Resolution Board of Arbitrators
  • Practitioner Member, Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Special Mediator, Indiana Supreme Court


  • Member, Dean's Advisory Board, IU Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis
  • Vice President, Board of Trustees, Citizens Energy Group (Gas, Water, Thermal, Resources, Oil)
  • Member, Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission
  • 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
  • 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