Experts’ Bureau

Our marketing and communications staff is happy to facilitate reporter interviews with faculty and staff regarding their areas of expertise. Contact Mike Zucconi, information officer, at 540-432-4211 or with questions and for further assistance.

Africa

  • Dr. Barry Hart, professor of trauma, identity and conflict studies, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding
  • Dr. Carl Stauffer, assistance professor of justice and development studies, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

Anabaptism and creation care:

Anabaptism and ethics:

Athletics

Business, economics, ethics

Church and organizational conflict

  • Dr. David Brubaker, associate professor of organizational studies, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

Community health

Culture and mission

Early Childhood Education

  • Dr. Lori Leaman, associate professor, teacher education
  • Dr. Judy Mullet, professor, psychology and education, Director, Honors Program, specializes in restorative discipline
  • Dr. Donovan Steiner, professor, department chair, education department

Economic development, South America

  • Dr. Doug Hertzler, associate professor or anthropology and associate director of Washington Community Scholars Center; expert consultant on current events in Boliva
  • Dr. Vernon Jantzi, professor emeritus, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

Environmental Sciences

International development

International peacebuilding and reconciliation

  • Dr. Barry Hart, professor of trauma, identity, and conflict studies, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding
  • Dr. Lisa Shirch, research professor, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

Mediation

  • Dr. David Brubaker, associate professor of organizational studies, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

Mennonites

New Testament

Peace theology:

  • Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation, professor of theology, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, former director of peace and justice ministry organization and the London Mennonite Centre
  • Dr. Ted Grimsrud, professor, Bible and Religion, peace theologian authoring a book on the moral legacy of World War II

Restorative Justice (death penalty, victim issues)

  • Dr. Howard Zehr, “grandfather” and professor of restorative justice, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding
  • Dr. Carl Stauffer, assistant professor of justice and development studies, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

Trauma healing

  • Elaine Zook Barge, co-director, STAR (Seminars in Trauma Awareness and Resilence)
  • Dr. Barry Hart, professor of trauma, identity and conflict studies, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding