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Timothy Seidel

DEPARTMENT: Peacebuilding, Development, Global Studies

POSITION: Asst Prof & Dir of PXD Program

DEPARTMENT: CJP - Center for Justice & Peacebuilding

POSITION: Assistant Professor

DEPARTMENT: Center for Interfaith Engagement

POSITION: Director

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | RLN 223

PHONE: (540) 432-4161


Timothy Seidel teaches courses on politics, development, and peacebuilding in the Department of Applied Social Sciences and the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. He also serves as director for the Center for Interfaith Engagement (CIE), a center that promotes collaboration among scholars and practitioners and partners with community and national organizations to build a more just and peaceful world through interreligious and intercultural understanding. Seidel has worked in various development and peacebuilding contexts in North America and the Middle East, including serving for several years with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), first as peace development worker in Palestine-Israel and then as director for Peace and Justice Ministries in the U.S. Seidel previously taught at American University and Lancaster Theological Seminary. He holds an MTS from Wesley Theological Seminary and a PhD from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC.


BS, Messiah College (Major: Biochemistry Minor: Mathematics, Anthropology)
MTS, Wesley Theological Seminary (Theological Studies)
MA, American University (International Peace and Conflict Resolution)
PHD, American University (International Relations)

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