Ed Brantmeier

Ed BrantmeierEdward J. Brantmeier, Ph. D. is an educator, author, contemplative practitioner, and martial artist. He applies a comparative perspective, rooted in global experiences, to his work toward alleviating various forms of violence. Ed has lived and/or worked as an educator in various k-12, university, and community contexts in multiple countries: United States, India, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Cyprus, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, and more. As a peace scholar and educator, Ed co-edited the books Spirituality, Religion, and Peace education, Transforming Education for Peace, and Re-Envisioning Higher Education: Embodied Paths to Wisdom and Social Transformation. He co-wrote the book 147 Tips for Teaching Peace and Reconciliation with colleagues. As founding co-editor of a peace education book series with Information Age Publishing, the first of its kind in the history of the field of peace education, Ed has advocated for practical, diverse, and rigorous approaches to peace education for over a decade. In 2009, Ed was a Fulbright-Nehru scholar of peace studies at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. With a career mission to grow people to change society, Ed currently is an Associate Professor in the Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education Department and an Assistant Director of the Center for Faculty Innovation at James Madison University. Ed attends Valley Friends Quaker meeting in Dayton, VA. He enjoys organic gardening, music, and fishing with his family—Noorie, Noah, Ian, and Estes. He tries to live his core values of sustainability, diversity, and peace and reconciliation.