Ph.D., George Mason University
B.A., M.A., Florida State University
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I began my conflict resolution work 14 years ago as a court and community mediator. I found that helping people constructively negotiate their interests, resolve their disputes and rebuild broken relationships was both challenging and rewarding, and it didn't take long for me to realize that conflict resolution was the career for me.
At the same time, I was completing my M.A. in International Affairs, studying the sources of war and durable peace at the international level. When it came time to choose my Ph.D. program, I wed my practice and academic interests by pursuing a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. For my dissertation research, studying post-Sept. 11 multicultural dialogues, I had the opportunity to explore the jarring intersection of international and community conflict and to help evaluate methods of promoting community resilience in the wake of political violence.
My recent and current clinical work has involved conflict resolution, facilitation and consulting in the contexts of large-scale community conflicts, organizational conflicts and international development. My current research interests include evaluation research, multicultural dialogue and emerging practices of narrative and frame-based conflict interventions. I'm an active member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the International Studies Association and the American Evaluation Association.
I joined the University of Baltimore faculty in fall 2006; for seven years prior to that, I taught undergraduate and graduate learning communities and courses in conflict resolution and interdisciplinary social sciences at George Mason University. What I particularly value about the Negotiations and Conflict Management program at UB is the faculty's shared commitment to our students, the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of our courses and the strong links we make between theory, research and practice. UB's tagline is "Knowledge That Works," and it's been wonderful to see the many ways students take what they've learned in our program and successfully apply it to their lives and careers.