Bonnie is doing independent research on a fresh socio-economic paradigm, with the intention of eventually writing on the subject.
Employed by EMU between 2003 and 2015, Bonnie was a fundraiser for the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding for three years, founding editor of Peacebuilder magazine in 2005, and editor of EMU’s alumni magazine, Crossroads, from 2006 to 2015.
Bonnie came to EMU with more than 20 years of experience in newspaper, magazine and newsletter publishing. She worked as a writer or an editor for the Montreal Gazette newspaper, the Canadian Press wire service, the Richmond News Leader, the University of Virginia, Duke University and for a publisher of corporate newsletters. She also worked for Science magazine.
Bonnie completed her doctorate (D.Litt.) from Drew University in 2012. Titled “On the Survival of Mennonite Community in Modern-Day America: Lessons from History, Communities, and Artists”, her dissertation bears on the survival of all minority groups with relatively recent agrarian roots.