Terry Jantzi

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Terrence Jantzi is an associate professor in the Peacebuilding and Development program at Eastern Mennonite University with specializations in Program Monitoring & Evaluation, Community & International Development, and Environmental Conservation. From the late ’80s until 2000, Dr. Jantzi worked throughout Africa and Latin America as a practitioner designing and implementing community development and environmental programs focusing on sustainable livelihoods. Since joining the Eastern Mennonite faculty in 2000, Dr. Jantzi has taught courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate level in international community development, environmental sustainability, program evaluation, and quantitative and qualitative research methods. He also continues to serve as a consultant for international development organizations leading evaluations and trainings. Dr. Jantzi expertise in research methods includes knowledge of quantitative data analysis software programs such as SPSS, Excel, Minitab, SASS and qualitative programs such as NVIVO. Current research interests revolve around the unintended consequences of development programming.

Education

Ph.D. 2000. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Concentrations: International & Community Development, Program Evaluation, Natural Resource Policy and Management
Dissertation Title: Local Program Theories and Social Capital: A Case Study of a Non-Governmental Organization in Eastern Bolivia

M.S. 1995. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Concentrations: Conservation and Sustainable Development, Forest Science
Thesis Title: Factors Influencing Forest Patch Conservation and Conservation Orientations among Small-scale Landholders in Costa Rica.

B.S. 1987. Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, VA
Majors: International Agricultural Development, Chemistry, Biology
Minors: Sociology, Socio-Economic Development

Publications

Jantzi, T. 2009. Towards Developing a Theoretical Framework for Relationships in Community Development. Book Chapter in MCC at 90: What Have We Learned? Alain Epp Weaver (ed). Pandora Press. (2010 Estimated Publication)

Jantzi, T., and V. Jantzi. 2009. Development Paradigms and Peacebuilding Theories of Change: Analyzing embedded assumptions in development and peacebuilding. Journal of Development and Peacebuilding 5(1): 24-51.

Jantzi, T., and A. Kishbaugh. 2009. Peace. in The Spirit of Sustainability, ed. Willis Jenkins. Berkshire Publishers.

Jantzi, T. 2009. Book Review: Christopher Bacon, et. al. (eds). Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade and Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecology in Meso-America. Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society.

Jantzi, T. 2008. Book Review: Paul Hawken, Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming. Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society.

Jantzi, T., F. Rojas & C. Falconi. 2008. Volunteerism and NGOs in Latin America: Elements that Enhanced Long-Term Retention. Center for Social Development Research Report – 08-01. St. Louis: Washington University. Center for Social Development.

Jantzi, T. and V. Jantzi. 2007. Reflections on Peacebuilding from a Development Paradigm Perspective. The Web Journal of Justice and Peacebuilding. 1(1): 5-23

Jantzi, T. and V. Jantzi. 2002. Strengthening Civil Society for Rural Development: An Analysis of Social Capital Formation by a Christian NGO in Bolivia. In Local Ownership, Global Change: Will Civil Society Save the World? World Vision Publications, 2002. Roland Hoksbergen and Lowell Ewert, eds. Monrovia, CA.

Jantzi, T. 2000. Local Program Theories and Social Capital: A Case Study of a Non-Governmental Organization in Eastern Bolivia. Doctoral Thesis, Cornell University.

Jantzi, T., J. Schelhas, and J. Lassoie. 1999. Environmental Values and Forest Patch Conservation in a Rural Costa Rican Community. Agriculture and Human Values. 16(1): 29-39.

Schelhas J., T. Jantzi, C. Kleppner, K O’Connor and T. Thacher. 1997. Meeting Farmers’ Needs Through Forest Stewardship. Journal of Forestry. 95(2):33-37.

Jantzi, T. 1995. Factors Influencing Forest Patch Conservation and Conservation Orientations among Small-scale Landholders in Costa Rica. Master’s Thesis, Cornell University.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

2009 Workshop: Understanding the Role of Social Capital in Sustainable Development. Mennonite Central Committee. Akron, Pennsylvania.

2008 Peacebuilding Programs and the Philosophical Frameworks of Evaluation: A Conceptual Discussion. Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association. Nov. 8, 2008. Denver, Colorado.

2008 NGOs and Social Capital: The effects of Organizational and Practitioner Development Strategies on Community Social Capital – A Case Study. Annual Conference of the Community Development Society. June 2008. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

2008 NGOs and the Four Cs: A Brief Overview of Research in Contemporary Issues in International Development. Special Summer Seminar. International Development Studies Program, School of International Relations. George Washington University (April 24).

2007 Community Development in North America and the Global South. Is there a difference? – Roundtable discussion facilitator. Annual Conference of The Community Development Society. June 2007. Appleton, Wisconsin.

2007 Cultural Dynamics and Long-term Volunteerism with Non-Governmental Organizations in Latin America. Annual Conference of The Community Development Society. June 2007. Appleton, Wisconsin.

2007 International Examples of Community Development Practice – Moderator. Annual Conference of The Community Development Society. June 2007. Appleton, Wisconsin.

2007 Organizational Factors which Promote Long-Term Volunteerism in Latin America: A Case Study of Habitat for Humanity International. The Center For Social Development’s Civic Service Research Fellows Seminar. March 2007. Washington University of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.

2007 Development Today: History, Paradigms, Players, & Programs. International Rural Development Conference. February 2007. Agape Center. Messiah College. Pennsylvannia.

2007 It’s Not What You Do, It’s How You Do it: Unintended Consequences in Community Development. International Rural Development Conference. February 2007. Agape Center. Messiah College. Pennsylvannia.

2006 The Challenge of a Participatory Evaluation in a Multi-Site, Multi-National Context: Techniques Developed for the Qualitative Evaluation of Habitat For Humanity’s Latin American/Caribbean Area Office Program. Annual Conference of American Evaluation Association. November 2006. Portland, Oregon.

2006 Social Service and Social Change Organizations: Transition NGOs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Social Change and Social Movements: An International Conference sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2001 Slaying the Dragon: How American Myths Shape Our Response to 9/11. Eastern Mennonite University Teach-In On 9/11. Harrisonburg, VA. October 2001.

2000 Strengthening Civil Society for Rural Development: An Analysis of Social Capital Formation by a Christian NGO in Bolivia. Conference paper with Vernon Jantzi for Will Civil Society Save the World? Christian Insights into the Role of the Third Sector in International Development. Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship, Calvin College. Grand Rapids, MI. Nov 9-11, 2000.

Church, Community and Professional Service

Training Consultancies in International Development

2010 Program Evaluation: World Food Program – Colombia. Bogota Colombia
Team Leader: Led a four-person evaluation team reviewing the World Food Program’s Colombia operations.

2009 Program Evaluation: Mennonite Central Committee Uganda. Kampala, Uganda
Team Leader: Led a three member evaluation team for a two-week review of The Mennonite Central Committee’s national program in Uganda.

2009 Workshop: Paradigms of International Development. Sembrando Paz. Sincelejo, Colombia.
Workshop Presenter and Facilitator: Developed and led a two day workshop for personnel with Sembrando Paz, a local NGO engaged in peacebuilding and development initiatives with displaced persons along the Atlantic region of Colombia.

2009 Workshop: Paradigms and Practices in Community Development. Mennonite Central Committee – Colombia. Cartagena, Colombia.
Workshop Presenter and Facilitator: Developed and led a three day workshop with personnel from the Mennonite Central Committee – Colombia in analyzing the paradigms of international development in their practice and discussing the role of relationships and social capital in understanding the unintended consequences of development action.

2009 Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Training: World Vision International. Washington, D.C.
Training Facilitator: Over a six-month period, designed and facilitated a series of five one-week virtual trainings on different elements of program planning, monitoring and evaluation for World Vision personnel around the world. Modules included: Design, Monitoring, Assessment, Evaluation, and a general Overview course.

2008 Program Evaluation: World Vision Mongolia – Bor-Undur Area Development Program. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Team Leader: Led an evaluation team in December to conduct a review of the Bor-Undur Area Development Program associated with World Vision Mongolia.

2008 Program Evaluation: World Vision Mongolia – Zuunkhaarra Area Development Program. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Team Leader: Led an evaluation team in November to conduct a review of the Zuunkhaarra Area Development Program associated with World Vision Mongolia.

2008 Program Evaluation: Mennonite Central Committee. Port Au Prince, Haiti.
Team Leader: Led a four-member evaluation team conducting a two-week review of the Mennonite Central Committee’s national program in Haiti.

2008 Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Training: World Vision International. Washington, D.C.
Technical Consultant and Training Facilitator: Designed and facilitated a series of web-based training sessions using the Eluminate software for World Vision International staff to present the new LEAP model of program planning, monitoring and evaluation.

2007 Workshop: Paradigms of International Development. MENCOLDES. Bogota, Colombia
Workshop Presenter and Facilitator: Designed and presented a one-day workshop on issues in sustainable development to representatives from five different local NGOs based in Bogota, Colombia.

2007 Workshop: Sustainable Community Development. San Cristobal, Guatemala.
International Development Resource Person: Designed and presented a 30-hour seminar on issues in sustainable community development to representatives from eleven different local and international NGOs in El Salvador and Guatemala.

2006 Participatory Action Research Trainer – Habitat for Humanity International. San Jose, Costa Rica.
Trainer: Facilitated a one week participatory qualitative action research training with Habitat for Humanity International personnel as part of an ongoing research process sponsored by HFHI on volunteerism in Latin America.

2006 Workshop: Community Development, Social Change and NGO growth. Habitat for Humanity International. San Jose, Costa Rica.
Presenter: Presented a half-day workshop on community development dynamics and the evolution of NGO structures in Latin America for HFHI Area Office personnel.

2006 International Development Resource Person – Mennonite Central Committee. Cali, Colombia.
International Development Resource Person: Provided a 30-hour seminar on contemporary international & community development issues for the Mennonite Central Committee’s Country Directors of Latin America and the Caribbean at a conference sponsored by the Mennonite Central Committee in Cali, Colombia.

2006 Community Development Trainer – Habitat for Humanity International – Dominican Republic.
Community Development Resource Person: Served as a resource person on the theme of sustainable community development as part of a conference on creating social movements for social change sponsored by Habitat for Humanity International in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2005 Training Workshop in Focus Group Facilitation and Community Diagnostic Practices: Habitat for Humanity Latin American Area Office – Costa Rica.
Workshop Facilitator: Provided an introductory overview to Community Development theory and the role of community diagnostic exercises. Provided specific training to practitioners in facilitating focus groups and designing qualitative and quantitative research tools.

Program Evaluation Consultancies in International Development

2008 Program Evaluation: Mennonite Central Committee. Port Au Prince, Haiti.
Team Leader: Led a four-member evaluation team conducting a two-week review of the Mennonite Central Committee’s national program in Haiti.

2007 Program Evaluation: Material Resources Program, Mennonite Central Committee.
Reference Group Member: Served as a member of a reference group that provided recommendations on policies, strategies and best practices to the Material Resources Program of the Mennonite Central Committee.

2007 Program Evaluation: Mennonite Central Committee. Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Team Leader: Led a four-member team conducting a three week review and evaluation of the Mennonite Central Committee’s national program in Bolivia.

2007 Program Evaluation: Mennonite Central Committee. Bogota, Colombia
Team Leader: Led a four-member team conducting a two week review and evaluation of the Mennonite Central Committee’s national program in Colombia.

2006 Consultancy: Community Protagonism Project. Habitat for Humanity International. San Jose, Costa Rica.
Resource person: Provided literature review and frames of reference for HFHI personnel involved in the development of a Community Protagonism pilot project for Latin America and the Caribbean.

2006 National Consultation Process – Habitat for Humanity Guyana. Georgetown Guyana.
Consultation Facilitator: Served as a facilitator for a national consultation process sponsored by Habitat for Humanity Guyana. This consultation was part of an ongoing re-organization of Habitat For Humanity Guyana’s national structure and policies.

2005 Evaluation consultant – Habitat for Humanity Guyana – Guyana.
Focus Group Facilitator: Facilitated a reflective process concerning organizational development dynamics, including board functioning, board/staff relationships, and national office/international office relationship. This session was part of a broader evaluation of volunteerism and organizational functioning for HFHI in Latin America and the Caribbean.

2004 Organizational Development Consulting: Habitat for Humanity Belize
Consultant: Advised Habitat for Humanity Belize National Program for six weeks on organizational development issues including strategic planning, workshop facilitation, and program design.

2004 Participatory Evaluation: Habitat For Humanity Guyana National Program
Team Leader: Facilitated the participatory evaluation of Habitat For Humanity’s Guyana National Office program as part of the larger strategic planning process for HFHGuyana.

2003 Participatory Evaluation: Habitat For Humanity Latin American Area Office – Costa Rica.
Team Leader: Leader of a nine-member team facilitating the participatory evaluation of Habitat for Humanity’s Latin American Area Office, based in Costa Rica.

1998 Participatory Action Research with The Yapacani Center for Popular Educators – (Bolivia)
Team Leader. Facilitated the efforts of a grassroots non-governmental organization (The Yapacani Center for Popular Educators) to undertake a participatory action research evaluation to understand the impact of the Center’s programs on local communities.

1997 Yapacani Regional Program Evaluation – Mennonite Central Committee (Bolivia)
Team Leader. The evaluation sought to identify opportunities for MCC programmatic changes which would yield better institutional and community coordination and collaboration with area stakeholders

1996 Participatory Rural Appraisal – Cornell University. Costa Rica.
Team Co-Leader. Co-led an inter-disciplinary team of Cornell University and Wilson Botanical Research Center personnel engaged in a participatory rural appraisal with a local community as part of a broader conservation and sustainable development program sponsored by Cornell University and the Wilson Botanical Research Center.

1995 Ithaca High School Non-Tracking Program Evaluation – Cornell University
Team Member. Served as part of a team working on an evaluation of the controversial Non-Tracking Program at Ithaca High School (Ithaca, New York).

1994 Participatory Rural Appraisal – Cornell University. Costa Rica.
Team Member. Participated as a member of an inter-disciplinary team of Cornell University and Wilson Botanical Research Center personnel engaged in a participatory rural appraisal with a local community as part of a broader conservation and sustainable development program sponsored by Cornell University and the Wilson Botanical Research Center.

Development Field Experience

1996-1999 Mennonite Central Committee, Bolivia.
Regional Coordinator
Served as the Yapacani regional program coordinator and worked with a team of 5-7 members implementing community development programs in Natural Resource Management, Health, and Education in the Yapacani Region of Bolivia. Served as an advisor to a local grassroots organization that carried out community workshops on community mobilization, sustainable resource management, and organizational strengthening.

1989-1993 Mennonite Central Committee, Lesotho
Community Development Advocate
Coordinated a local consortium of non-governmental organizations concerned with the adverse environmental and social effects of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), a South African-sponsored dam project. Served as a liaison and advocate between affected stakeholders, government agencies, international companies, and special interest groups to address the negative effects of the project.

1989 Mennonite Central Committee, Somalia
Refugee Skills Trainer
Created an alternative skills training program for Somali refugees included agricultural training for resettled nomads, carpentry, and driving training programs. A portion of the training program focused on sustainable natural resource management within the agricultural arena.

1989 Mennonite Central Committee, Nicaragua
Disaster Relief Coordinator
Coordinated MCC’s short-term disaster relief response following the Oct. 1988 devastation of Hurricane Joan in eastern Nicaragua.

Honors, Awards and Grants

2005 Center for Social Development Research Fellow in Civic Service – Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis

1993-1996 National Science Foundation Research Fellowship – Conservation and Sustainable Development. Cornell University

Certifications and Licenses

Certificate in Alternative Dispute Mediation. 1994. Ithaca Community Dispute Mediation Center. Ithaca, NY

Professional Memberships

Community Development Society
• Member of International Development Committee
• Conference Presenter
• Reviewer for Conference Proposals (2006, 2007)
• Peer-Reviewer for Journal of Community Development submissions (2005-Present)

American Evaluation Association
• Conference Presenter
• Reviewer for Conference Proposals (2006, 2007)
• Peer-Reviewer for Journal of the American Evaluation Association submissions (2005-Present)

Society for International Development – Washington Chapter
• Member

Professional Conferences Attended

Annual Conference of the Community Development Society
• Annual attender

Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association
• Annual Attender

New Courses Taught

Terrence has taught 18 different courses here at Eastern Mennonite, all of which were new for him at one time. He has averaged about two new courses per semester over the last four years.

New Courses Taught since 2005 include:

Conflict, Violence &Terrorism
Conservation and Sustainable Development
The Environment & Society
International Development
Program Evaluation Through Qualitative Methods
Social Movements, Revolutions & Terrorism
Elementary Statistics
Environmental Chemistry
General Chemistry II
Matter & Energy

EMU Service

2008-Present Faculty Scholarship Committee

2007- Present Institutional Review Board (Human Subjects) (Chair)

2007 Faculty Senate (Senator)

2007 University Curriculum Restructuring Study Group (Member)

2006 Senior Class Co-Advisor

2001-2008 Student Government Assembly (SGA) (Faculty Representative)

2001-2002 Institutional Review Board – Human Subjects Research Review (Member)

Presentations Outside of Class (2008-10):

2010 Community Assessment Techniques: History, Theory, and Practice. Community and Conflict Analysis Course. Eastern Mennonite University. Department of Applied Social Sciences. Four Lectures (March 16-25)

2009 International Community Development: Principles and Practices. Perspectives Study Program. Eastern Mennonite Seminary (Nov. 14).

2009 Conflict and the Environment: Case Study – The Problem with Water. Exploring Conflict and Peace Course. Eastern Mennonite University. Department of Applied Social Sciences (Oct. 9).

2009 Community Based Development Practices in Bolivia: A Case Study in International Development. History of International Development Course. James Madison University. (Oct. 8).

2009 Conflict and the Environment: An Overview of Contemporary Issues. Exploring Conflict and Peace Course. Eastern Mennonite University. Department of Applied Social Sciences (Oct. 7).

2009 Social Change and Environmentalism. Campus Audit Course. Department of Biology and Chemistry. Eastern Mennonite University (Sept. 9).

2009 Globalization and Global Politics. International Relations. Department of History and Political Science. Eastern Mennonite University. (Sept. 9).

2009 Starpower: An Exercise in Social Inequality. Human Behavior in Social Environment: Social Stratification Course. Department of Applied Social Sciences. Eastern Mennonite University (Feb. 27)

2008 Sustainability and the Sociological Paradigms. The Environment and Society Course. Department of Chemistry and Biology (Oct. 23).

2008 International Development: Principles and Practices. Perspectives Study Program. Binnerri English Mission Church, Dallas, Texas.

2008 Can the World Feed Us? Contemporary Issues in Agricultural Production. Cultural Geography Course. Department of History and Political Science. Eastern Mennonite University (Mar 28).

2008 Social Movements and Community Organizing – Practical Applications from Life Experience. HBSE II: Social Stratification Course. Department of Applied Sociology and Social Work. Eastern Mennonite University (Mar. 27).

2008 Paradigms of Global Stratification and Development: Liberation From Dependency Theory. Introduction to Sociology Course. Department of Applied Sociology & Social Work. Eastern Mennonite University (Mar 26).

2008 The Historical Diffusions of Agricultural Strategies. Cultural Geography Course. Department of History and Political Science. Eastern Mennonite University (Mar 26).

2008 Social Movements and Community Organizing – Theoretical Foundations. HBSE II: Social Stratification Course. Department of Applied Sociology and Social Work. Eastern Mennonite University (Mar. 25).

2008 Paradigms of Global Stratification and Development: Modernization Theory. Introduction to Sociology Course. Department of Applied Sociology & Social Work. Eastern Mennonite University (Mar 24).

2008 Agricultural Strategies, Cultural Practices and Environmental Conditions. Cultural Geography Course. Department of History and Political Science. Eastern Mennonite University (Mar 24).

2008 International Development: So why isn’t it working? Globalization and Ethics Course, Department of Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies. Eastern Mennonite University (Mar. 13).