Elaine Barge

Elaine Barge

Office Phone: (540) 432-4694


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: BR 203

Elaine Zook Barge is the director of STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience), an evidence-based training program for those whose work brings them in contact with populations dealing with historic or current trauma. During the 80’s and 90’s she worked in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala with Mennonite Central Committee. In her work with communities in conflict zones, she observed firsthand war, poverty and resilience and would have welcomed a resource like STAR. She currently facilitates STAR trainings at EMU, throughout the US and in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Elaine holds a Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation (2003) and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Community Development (1984) from Eastern Mennonite University. STAR is a program of the Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite University – www.emu.edu/star


B.S. Eastern Mennonite University
M.A. Eastern Mennonite University