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Tom Brenneman

DEPARTMENT: History Dept

POSITION: Adjunct Faculty

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | n/a


Tom Brenneman has served as a conciliation specialist working with faith communities, social services, immigration advocacy groups, law enforcement entities and judiciaries in the field of justice and peacebuilding since 1992.

In this time Tom has served in a diverse set of roles in various faith-based social justice initiatives, as a probation officer with court involved youth, a peacebuilding and human rights advocate in the Sonoran-Arizona borderlands, an advocate in migration, immigration and human security concerns in Washington, DC, an advocate and practitioner in restorative justice practices in various contexts to local roles in Harrisonburg in leadership in community-based conflict transformation and recently in sustainable food systems and community agriculture.

A southwesterner at heart, Tom holds degrees from eastern schools with a masters degree in sociology from American University and a bachelors degree in social work from Eastern Mennonite University.