Commencement 2019 - EMU Lancaster

Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m.

The Junction Center - Performing Arts Hall
Manheim, Pennsylvania

Judy Mullet

Speaker: Dr. Judy Mullet

Judy H. Mullet is a professor of psychology and graduate teacher education at Eastern Mennonite University, and a former school psychologist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from EMU in 1973, a master’s in education degree in school psychology from James Madison University, and a PhD in special education from Kent State University. She’s taught in the graduate teacher education program at EMU at Lancaster since its inception, including courses for educators, administrators, social workers, counselors, and nurses in the areas of restorative justice, teaming and collaboration, and peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Each summer, she has looked forward to an “ethos walk” in local Lancaster schools as a feature in the Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation course.  She has led restorative justice initiatives for Manheim Township and Lancaster Mennonite educators. She has facilitated workshops in schools and churches across the US in relational literacy, restorative justice in schools, and parenting as peacebuilding. She co-authored The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools: Teaching Responsibility; Creating Caring Environments (Good Books, 2005) with Lorraine Stutzman-Amstutz and authored recent publications in Children & Schools and Adult Learning. Her works on children's peace literature and inclusive worship have been published by agencies of Mennonite Church USA. Read more about Dr. Mullet.

"Judy Mullet was famous for her high-quality, authentic teaching long before I began working on my master’s degree at EMU Lancaster. I was a teacher in Lancaster and remember hearing others speak so highly of the course they had taken during the summer – a profound experience that inspired them to integrate peace into their classrooms and also into the chaotic moments of their own lives."

~Wynn Kinder MA 07, author of Mindful Choices: A Mindful, Social Emotional Learning Curriculum for Grades 6-8

"Sitting in Dr. Mullet’s classes and in conversations with her outside of class, I began the lifelong process of developing, refining, scrapping, examining and redefining my philosophies of education."

~Jennifer Stutzman Brda ‘04, behavior facilitator in the Special School District in St. Louis, Missouri

"Judy embodies Christ’s love in ways that are so profound and beautiful, yet so simple. Everyone who knows Judy can’t help but become their best, truest version of themselves due to her gentle encouragement, thoughtful questions, and cunning intellect."

~Elisabeth Wilder ‘17, Mennonite Central Committee