Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah
Dr. Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah is president and managing director of Kommon Denominator, Inc. In that capacity, she advises and provides technical expertise on strategic projects related to conflict prevention and mitigation, reconciliation and peace-building, training and education, and capacity building at national and international levels. She has developed innovative solutions and provided services to a number of organizations including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Fortune 500 companies, government and not for profit organizations. Abdul-hadi Jadallah has designed and delivered highly successful small and large-scale interventions in corporate, community and international settings. She is a skilled facilitator, is a Virginia Court Certified mediator and is the recipient of several business awards.
As an educator, Abdul-Hadi Jadallah teaches graduate level courses on cross cultural mediation, conflict resolution practice and protracted conflicts in lead academic institutions. She is currently adjunct faculty at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University, and the School of International Service at American University. She has also taught courses at Georgetown University School of Government’s MA Program in Conflict Resolution, the Caux Scholars Program, and the European Peace University. She is affiliate faculty at the Women’s Center at George Mason University, and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Global Peace at American University. Abdul-Hadi Jadallah has participated in a number of global conferences on Conflict Resolution, International Women’s Leadership Development, and has been a speaker and participant at various national and international forums and media outlets. She designed, directed and facilitated numerous dialogues on issues pertaining to gender, protracted conflicts and US foreign policy. Dr. Abdul-hadi Jadallah earned her PhD from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and currently serves as a member of the Institute’s advisory board.
Teaching: Practice: Skills for Peacebuilding
Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz
Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz is the co-director of the Office on Justice & Peacebuilding for Mennonite Central Committee. She serves as consultant and trainer for restorative justice programs having a victim offender mediation component and has worked in the field of victim offender mediation since 1984. She has co-authored a curriculum entitled “Victim Offender Conferencing in Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System”, and two books, The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools and What Will Happen to Me? Stutzman Amstutz is the author of The Little Book of Victim Offender Conferencing. She received her BS in social work from Eastern Mennonite University, where in 2002 she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award and holds an MSW from Marywood University.
Co-teaching: Restorative Justice: the Promise, the Challenge
Dr. Hizkias Assefa is professor of conflict studies (SPI only) at Eastern Mennonite University and is an active peacebuilding practitioner and trainer in many parts of the world. Operating out of Nairobi, Kenya, he has worked as a mediator and facilitator of reconciliation processes at the political and community levels in a number of civil wars in Africa, Latin America, and Asia including Rwanda, Nigeria, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Israel/Palestine, and Guatemala. He has recently worked in Kenya, mediating between the government and the opposition parties involved in the 2007 election-sparked violence. This work led to the power-sharing government presently governing the country. Currently he is involved in a mediation process between international financial institutions and governments in East Africa on financing innovative and sustainable environmental conservation and management projects. Dr. Assefa has served as a consultant on conflict resolution and peacebuilding under situations of humanitarian disaster to the United Nations, the European Union, and international and national NGOs. He holds an LLM from Northwestern University, MS in economics, MPA in public management and a PhD in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
Teaching: Reconciliation & Forgiveness
Dr. Tom Bamat is the senior advisor on justice and peacebuilding for Catholic Relief Services. He provides programming and evaluation support to staff around the globe, promotes the implementation of CRS’s peace and justice strategy, and fosters effective networking and applied learning. He has lived and worked in Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and Brazil, and was formerly a CRS Regional Advisor for Civil Society, Human Rights, and Peacebuilding in Latin America and the Caribbean. Bamat serves on the Board of the Life and Peace Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, as well as the Steering Committee of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network. Among his publications are works on human rights, religious movements, popular Catholicism, and responses to violent conflict around the world. Among the latter are two co-edited volumes, Artisans of Peace: Grassroots Peacemaking among Christian Communities and Pursuing Just Peace: An Overview and Case Studies for Faith-based Peacebuilders. Bamat holds a PhD in sociology from Rutgers University.
Teaching: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
Elaine Zook Barge
Elaine Zook Barge is the director of STAR: Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience, an integrated training program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. During the 1980s and 1990s she worked in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala with Mennonite Central Committee. In her work with communities in conflict zones, Zook Barge experienced firsthand violence, conflict, poverty, and resilience. She facilitates STAR trainings at EMU, throughout the US, and in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. She holds an MA in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and a bachelor’s of science in nutrition/community development from Eastern Mennonite University.
Dr. Catherine Barnes is associate professor of strategic peacebuilding and public policy at EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. With almost twenty years’ experience working with various non-governmental organizations in more than 30 countries, Catherine’s practical engagement in peacebuilding has included:
- Interactive process design and dialogue facilitation, strategic planning, and collaborative learning, including large-scale conferences and more intimate deliberative dialogue processes;
- Teaching, training and coaching in peace processes, conflict transformation, dialogue, problem solving, leadership development and empowerment for social action;
- Policy research, policy dialogue, and advocacy on issues connected to war-to-peace transition processes, political negotiation, state building, and civil society roles in peacebuilding;
- Program and project development and proposal preparation; strategic reviews, and evaluation.
Specializing in learning from war-to-peace transition processes, she edited Owning the Process: Public Participation in Peacemaking; Powers of Persuasion: Incentives, Sanctions and Conditionality in Peace Processes; and The Politics of Compromise: the Tajikistan Peace Process as part of Conciliation Resources’ Accord series. Barnes has also published on civil society roles in peacebuilding, on issues related to statebuilding, conflict prevention, genocide, and minority rights, as well as several training manuals on leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation, and advocacy skills. She has been a program associate with Conciliation Resources and served as special advisor to the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. Dr. Barnes holds a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University.
Teaching: Analysis: Understanding Conflict
Dr. Kristin Bodiford is Principal of Community Strengths and brings over 20 years of strategic planning, engagement, and communications experience to her work with communities, offering skills and expertise in working with groups of people and organizations to create a positive future. Kristin’s background in working with communities using dialogue models, narrative practices, and other transformative strategies brings a unique blend of expertise to her work supporting community and systems planning for positive change. Kristin’s research interest focuses on how tapping into and strengthening our relational resources helps us to propel social innovation.
As a researcher and a practitioner, Kristin’s recent work includes developing and managing:
- An international community of practice with more than 3,000 members focusing on creating more aging-friendly communities in partnership with UC Berkeley and the CDC Healthy Aging Research Network.
- A federal demonstration project to create a more responsive system for children and youth exposed to domestic violence.
- A collaborative inquiry with youth to participate in and host dialogues and conversations to create positive change in their schools and communities.
Kristin is a Taos Institute Associate and holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Tilburg University and an MBA from University of California at Davis. Most importantly, she is a wife and parent of four, who teach her all the time how to be the best person she can be.
Kristin believes that magic can happen when people come together around issues they care deeply about.
Co-teaching: Qualitative Research
Caroline Borden is a lecturer and assessment coordinator with the Intensive English Program at Eastern Mennonite University. She has taught English at university and high school levels as well as at an adult detention center. She loves learning and teaching other people languages. Borden holds an MA in conflict transformation from EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, an MA in education from George Mason University, and a BA in Spanish from the College of William & Mary.
Co-teaching: Intensive English for Peacebuilding
Dr. David Brubaker is associate professor of organizational studies at Eastern Mennonite University and the practicum director for the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding’s MA program. He has 20 years of experience in workplace mediation, training, and organizational consulting. Brubaker also has 10 years of management experience, including five years as executive director of a community development organization in Arizona. He is the author of numerous articles on conflict transformation and chapters in several books and is a co-author of The Little Book of Healthy Organizations. He earned an MBA in global economic development from Eastern University, and a PhD from the University of Arizona specializing in religion and organizations.
Co-teaching: Developing Healthy Organizations
John Caulker founded and has led the implementation of the Fambul Tok program since its inception in 2007. He continues his leadership of Fambul Tok as the executive director of Fambul Tok International – Sierra Leone.
Mr. Caulker first became a human rights activist as a student leader during the initial years of the war in Sierra Leone. Risking his life to document wartime atrocities, he infiltrated rebel camps disguised as a rebel to gather information and stories that he would then pass along to international organizations. He founded Forum of Conscience in Sierra Leone in 1996. As its executive director, Mr. Caulker strove to prevent recurring violence by connecting the root causes of Sierra Leone’s brutal conflict to the need for rural community participation in the national decision making process and acknowledgement of wrong doing to victims through the reparations program.
As the national chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Working Group, Mr. Caulker pressured the government of Sierra Leone to implement the recommendations of the TRC’s 2004 report. Mr. Caulker has served as one of the two civil society representatives on the National Reparation Steering Committee, a body that overseas the implementation of the reparations program in Sierra Leone. Mr. Caulker was a human rights fellow at Columbia University’s (New York) Center for the Study of Human Rights in 2007.
Dr. Mark Chupp is assistant professor and teaches community development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University. He also directs the East Cleveland Partnership, a multi-institutional initiative to support the revitalization of East Cleveland. His work over the past 25 years has focused on community building and inter-group conflict transformation. Chupp is an international consultant and trainer in civic engagement, appreciative inquiry, and conflict transformation, having worked in Northern Ireland, Egypt, Columbia, and throughout Central America. He provided leadership in the establishment of the Culture of Peace Program as part of an effort to create a UN Local Zone of Peace in post-war El Salvador. He has published numerous theory and practice oriented articles, manuals and book chapters and has conducted numerous action research projects, including a project in a town in El Salvador suffering from gang conflict, a race-relations project in Cleveland, and a violence prevention effort in Indiana. Chupp holds a PhD in social welfare from Case Western Reserve University, an MSW from the University of Michigan and a BA from Goshen College.
Co-teaching: Qualitative Research
Dr. Jane Docherty is professor of leadership and public policy at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. She specializes in helping communities and organizations harness the positive energy of conflict while minimizing its negative effects. She has spent most of the past five years working with organizations in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) that were preparing for the current political transitions and peace process. Docherty is the author of two books and numerous papers on negotiation in difficult contexts and on teaching negotiation. She holds a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University.
Sam Gbaydee Doe
Sam Gbaydee Doe, PhD, is a policy advisor for the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery of the United Nations Development Programme in New York. Prior to this posting he has been a Development and Reconciliation Advisor with the United Nations Resident Coordination Office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, an International Consultant for Evaluation and Strategic Coordination with the UN Mission in Liberia, and a Senior Conflict Prevention and Civil Society Development Expert with the Pacific Regional Center of UNDP in Fiji. Before joining the UN system, Doe served as founding executive director of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding —currently the largest peacebuilding civil society network in Africa—and became one of the pioneers for civil society conflict early warning work in Africa. He was also Chair of the Forum on Early Warning and Early Response (FEWER), a global network of conflict early warning scholars and practitioners based in London, and co-founder and chair of International Conflict and Security (INCAS) Consulting in London. In the last 20 years Doe has lectured and delivered numerous courses on peacebuilding, civil society development, conflict sensitive development, early warning, and monitoring and evaluation at a number of universities and training institutions in Africa, North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. He holds a PhD in social and international affairs from the University of Bradford, an MA in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, and a BS in economics from the University of Liberia.
Dr. Al Fuertes is an assistant professor at New Century College, George Mason University (GMU) where he teaches courses in Refugee and Internal Displacement, Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Divided Communities, Spirituality and Conflict Transformation, and Conflict, Trauma, and Healing. Fuertes specializes in community-based trauma healing as an integral component of peacebuilding. He travels to communities affected by war, armed conflict, and natural disaster and works with government, religious, military, and community leaders, as well as NGO development workers, school administrators, teachers, youth, refugees, and internally displaced persons. Fuertes was a recipient of the 2008 GMU Teaching Excellence Award and the 2001 AT&T Asia-Pacific Leadership Award. He is the author of the book, Community-Based Warviews, Resiliency and Healing: The Case of the Internally Displaced Persons in Mindanao and the Karen Refugees on the Thai-Burmese Border. Fuertes holds a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University and an MA in peace studies from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
Teaching: Understanding Psychosocial Trauma
Kenja Griffin is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. and one of Outward Bound’s most dedicated and inspirational instructors, trainers, and mentors. Specializing in the area of veterans expeditions and custom expeditions, Kenja can translate the Outward Bound mission to all participants.
As Outward Bound Mid-Atlantic’s Veteran Program coordinator he has contributed greatly to the success of many combat veterans on their journey of re-entry to civilian life.
Kenja has been with Outward Bound since the fall of 1996. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of outdoor disciplines including mountaineering, canoeing, rock climbing, sailing and back country hiking. As an educator and trainer, Kenja has worked with at-risk youth, adults, middle/high school students, police officers, veterans and professionals. During his time with Outward Bound he has worked with over 2,500 students and counting. The most important thing for Kenja is helping students stand in the presence of challenge with a strong, positive attitude and an un-defeatable spirit.
Co-teaching: Developing Peace Leadership in the Wilderness
Roy Hange has over ten years of local knowledge of conflict dynamics in the Middle East, thirty years of tracking religious identity and conflict, and decades of involvement in peacebuilding encounters in Muslim, Christian and political contexts. He spent 10 years in the Middle East working in the encounter zones between Islam, Eastern Christianity, and Western Christianity. He worked with Mennonite Central Committee in Egypt (1982-1985); was the first MCC Country Representative in Syria (1991-97); and with his family, lived in Qom, Iran in 1998 and engaged in high-level religious dialogue as a part of President Khatami’s call for the Dialogue of Civilizations. He continues to teach, speak and write on the subject of faith-based peacebuilding, most recently at the University of Virginia. He is an ordained minister in the Mennonite church, co-pastor of Charlottesville Mennonite Church and overseer of the Harrisonburg District of the Virginia Mennonite Conference. Hange holds an MDiv from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana.
David Anderson Hooker
David Anderson Hooker is an associate professor of conflict studies at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. He is also a senior fellow for community engagement strategies at the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute for Public Service and Outreach. For more than 30 years Hooker has been a mediator, facilitator, and community organizer. He has worked throughout the United States, focusing on issues of environmental justice, post-riot racial reconciliation, community development, democratization, and multiparty conflict resolution. Hooker has also worked in Bosnia/Croatia, Cuba, Myanmar, Nigeria, Somalia, Southern Sudan, and Zimbabwe. He holds a JD from Emory University’s School of Law, an MDiv from the Candler School of Theology, MPH and MPA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, a Masters of Minority Mental Health from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BS from Morehouse College.
Co-teaching: Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) Level 1
Co-teaching: Narrative: Theory & Practices for Healing Self, Building Community & Organizing for Change
Blog post: Unveiling embedded power, shaping a positive peace
Vanessa Jackson is a licensed clinical social worker and owner of Healing Circles, Inc., a counseling and coaching private practice in Atlanta, GA. She is the author of two monographs: “In Our Own Voice: African-American Stories of Oppression, Survival and Recovery in Mental Health Systems” and “Separate and Unequal: The Legacy of Racially Segregated Psychiatric Hospitals”. She has chapters in two books, “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Reflections on Feminist Therapy with Low-Wage Earning Women” in Psychotherapy with Women and “Surviving My Sister’s Suicide: A Journey Through Grief” in Living Beyond Loss: Death in the Family. She is currently co-editing a book on power theory and practice. Jackson has presented at several international narrative therapy and community work conferences and her discussion on African American psychiatric history was featured on the Friday Afternoons at the Dulwich series. Jackson holds an MSW from Washington University-George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
Joanne Lauterjung Kelly
Joanne Lauterjung Kelly is a communications and organizational development consultant with over 28 years of experience working with large and small organizations in the U.S., Myanmar, Fiji, Germany, and Turkey. She currently lives in Myanmar where her clients include HOPE International, UN World Population Fund, UN World Food Programme, and World Vision. Lauterjung Kelly’s specialty is integrating arts-based methodologies (such as creative writing, theatre and visual art) into training curriculum to deepen the experiential learning process. She recently led a workshop in Fiji on Creative Constitution Submissions, giving trainers creative tools to use in their civic education work with communities. A musician and mixed media artist, Lauterjung Kelly also teaches improvisational theatre in Myanmar. She will graduate from Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding with an MA in conflict transformation in April, 2013.
Co-teaching: Developing Healthy Organizations
Dr. Bill Lowrey has over twenty years of experience in international peacebuilding. From 1991-1999 he worked in rebel-held areas of southern Sudan where he integrated traditional peacemaking methods with modern theories. He received two national peacemaking awards for his work in organizing and facilitating a people-to-people peace process that ended an eight-year conflict between the two largest tribes of southern Sudan. After the creation of the Republic of South Sudan in 2011 he served as the peacebuilding technical adviser to Parliament focused on building their capacity for resolving communal level conflicts. For ten years, as the director of peacebuilding at World Vision International, Lowrey trained peacebuilders in more than 30 countries and developed five regional peacebuilding networks. In 2010, he became an independent consultant advising and coaching leaders of international non-governmental organizations with a focus on nurturing resilience for sustained peacebuilding. Lowrey holds a PhD in intercultural organizational behavior and development, a Doctor of Ministry and a Master of Divinity. He was married for forty years until his first wife passed away from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. In 2010 he married Dr. Alice Petersen, a long-time friend and his co-instructor in this course.
Co-teaching: Nurturing Resilience for Sustained Peacebuilding
Nettie Pardue is the director of programs at the Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding. She specializes in designing engaging, transformational, and inspiring educational experiences for diverse and international groups. For the last five years, Nettie has been the lead co-facilitator for the Palestinian and Israeli Emerging Leaders Program a collaborative project between OBCP and Search for Common Ground. Pardue brings over 17 years of experience as a facilitator, mediator, instructor, guide, trainer and coach to her work with emerging leaders. She has taught and facilitated conflict resolution and experiential education programs for Outward Bound, Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding, SEEDS Community Resolution Center, the United World College, and Adventure Associates, using action learning to develop leadership skills, build trust, deepen understanding between individuals, and build strong teams. Pardue has presented at the Association for Experiential Education, Association for Dispute Resolution in Northern California, International Association of Facilitators, Sacramento State and Saybrook University. She has an MA in applied behavioral science, focusing on leadership development, from Bastyr University/Leadership Institute of Seattle. She is also a certified somatic leadership coach through the Strozzi Institute.
Co-teaching: Developing Peace Leadership in the Wilderness
Dr. Alice Petersen is a consultant trainer focused on building resilient people and leaders through all the stages of adult life. She is a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation with 17 years of spiritual direction experience concentrated on assisting those in the caring or helping professions. For three years Alice taught two-week courses in trauma recovery at the Reconcile Peace Institute in Yei, South Sudan. She regularly serves on a CREDO consultant team that offers mid-career, eight-day retreats for clergy most at risk of burnout, and she works as a consultant trainer conducting workshops in pre-retirement planning to help people move through major transitions of identity and roles with a focus on balanced living and well-being. Petersen received her Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary and an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. During her 30 years as an ordained Presbyterian (USA) clergyperson, Petersen served the local church in a variety of pastoral positions. She and her husband, Dr. Bill Lowrey, manage Friendship Tree Consulting which focuses on “building resilient leaders for tomorrow, today.”
Co-teaching: Nurturing Resilience for Sustained Peacebuilding
Jeanette Romkema is a senior partner with Global Learning Partners, Inc. with over 25 years of experience in the areas of health education, higher education institutions, international relief, community development, and justice work. She is passionate about dialogue education, teaches facilitation skills, and designs dialogue-based curriculum for a wide range of peacebuilding, health education, and global mission efforts. Romkema has extensive international and cross-cultural experience in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. She holds a Masters of Education in curriculum, teaching and learning from the University of Toronto and is a PhD candidate in education with a focus on visual literacy at the University of Toronto. She is a graduate of the STAR program at Eastern Mennonite University and is currently chair of the board of The Lighthouse Community Centre in Toronto.
Co-teaching: Designing Learner-Centered Trainings
Dr. Lisa Schirch is the founding director of 3P Human Security, Partners for Peacebuilding Policy, a program of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. 3P Human Security connects policymakers with global civil society networks, facilitates civil-military dialogue and provides a conflict prevention and peacebuilding lens on current policy issues. Schirch is also a Research Professor at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University.
A former Fulbright Fellow in East and West Africa, Schirch has worked in over 20 countries with the United Nations, governments and civil society in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, most recently in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Fiji. Schirch has written four books and numerous articles on conflict prevention and strategic peacebuilding. Her most recent publications include Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning and Designing a Comprehensive Peace Process in Afghanistan.
Schirch holds a PhD and MS in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University and a BA in international relations from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Dr. Carl Stauffer is assistant professor of justice and development studies at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and the director of the Caux Scholars Program in Caux, Switzerland. For 15 years prior to coming to EMU, Stauffer worked in more than 20 countries across Africa as a project director, co-founder, lead facilitator, trainer, and curriculum designer for peacebuilding, justice, and development initiatives. His main focus was on the application of transitional justice and developmental approaches to conflict prevention and post-violence reconstruction and reconciliation efforts at national and regional levels. He has worked with truth commissions, indigenous justice programs, and ex-combatant reintegration processes. Outside of Africa, Stauffer has worked in Cyprus, Israel/Palestine, the Philippines, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He also brings North American domestic experience as a pastor working at development projects in disadvantaged urban communities and as executive director of a Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program. Stauffer holds a PhD from KwaZulu Natal University in South Africa and an MA in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University.
Marshall Yoder is an attorney committed to bringing peacebuilding concepts to the law. He has an active collaborative law practice – a client-centered process in which the parties and their lawyers commit to resolving disputes outside the courtroom through face-to-face meetings where the lawyers serve as facilitators and process guides in addition to providing legal advice when required. He has designed and trained in learning events for mediators, lawyers, and other professionals using dialogue education, conflict transformation and restorative justice principles. Yoder is also an adjunct professor at Eastern Mennonite University, where he teaches a pre-law capstone course and instructs in the MBA program in the areas of organizational governance and leadership.
Yoder has served on the boards of numerous non-profits and is a member of the Collaborative Practice Training Institute, an organization that trains mental health professionals, financial professionals, mediators, and attorneys in the use of a multi-disciplinary approach to resolving disputes. He also serves on the Civil Practice Committee of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, where he works with dispute resolution professionals from throughout the world in educating people about collaborative practice. Yoder uses dialogue education principles both in the classroom and in his practice and sees the model as a natural fit for peacebuilding trainings. He holds a JD from Campbell University School of Law and an MA in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University.
Co-teaching: Designing Learner-Centered Trainings