Maria Orive

Associate Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty Ombuds
Primary office:
785-864-7261
Carruth O'Leary Rm 34


Dr. Maria E. Orive has served as KU’s Faculty Ombuds for the past 10 years, serving the university community of students, staff, and faculty. She has received training in conflict resolution and ombuds best practices through the International Ombudsman Association, and regularly presents workshops and facilitates discussions on difficult conversations, ethical issues in academia, and diversity issues.


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