I recently expressed my hunch that "ADR teachers tend more than most law professors to have the skills and temperaments suited to deaning." Another example of this is Jennifer Gerarda Brown who is in her first year as dean of the Quinnipiac University School of Law.
She is responsible for some very good ADR scholarship and has terrific people skills. As the school's announcement says, "For nearly 15 years, Brown has served as the director of the School of Law's Center on Dispute Resolution. U.S. News & World Report repeatedly ranks Quinnipiac in the top 20 law school programs in dispute resolution."