Professional Bio

Degrees

  • Ph.D., International Studies, University of Denver, 2001
  • MDiv, Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1990
  • J.D., Law, University of Virginia, 1983
  • B.A., History and Honors in Humanity, Standford University, 1979

Professional Memberships

  • California Bar Association
  • Mennonite Church (USA), ordained minister
  • Posner Cente for International Development, Board and Executive Committee Member
  • Center for Teaching International Relations, Board and Executive Committee Member
  • International Development Enterprises (iDE), Board and Executive Committee Member

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Just and Sustainable International Development
Human Rights Regimes
Interntional Education
Southeast Asia and Vietnam

    Recent Publications

    “Development and Peacebuilding.” International Encyclopedia of Peace. New York: Oxford University
    Press (2009).

    “Vietnam: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding.” International Encyclopedia of Peace. New York: Oxford
    University Press (2009).

    Recent Presentations

    Presenter (2013, October). “Inverted Humanitarian Service and Learning,” Global Humanitarian
    Technology Conference, San Jose, CA

    Presenter (2013, October). “Education Program Development among NGOs,” Community Solutions
    Initiative, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, CA.

    Presenter (2013, October). “Innovative International Education,” United States Institute of Peace and
    Future Generations Annual Meeting, Chevy Chase, MD.

    Presenter (2013, October). “Is Free Sustainable? Leveraging Community Contributors,” Wirth Chair
    Sustainability Series, Posner Center for International Development, Denver, CO.

    Presenter (2013, September). “Monitoring and Evaluation for Sustainability,” Colorado Global Health and
    Water Conference,” Denver, CO.

    Presenter (2013, July). “Incubate, Demonstrate, Educate,” Power Energy Society Annual Conference,
    Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Presenter and Conference Chair (2013, April). “Toilets, Filters, and Seeds,” World Affairs Challenge,
    Regis University, Denver, CO.

    Presenter and Conference Chair (2013, April). “Entrepreneurial Off-grid Solar Power from the Caribbean
    to Africa,” Global Innovation Forum, Regis University, Denver, CO.

    Presenter (2012, December). “From Pol Pot to Plenty: Sustainable Development Platforms in Cambodia,”
    Wirth Chair Sustainability Series, University of Colorado-Denver, Denver, CO.

    Presenter (2012, July). “Education, Design, and Science for the 90%,” IEEE Power Africa Convention,
    Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Presenter (2011, October). “Approaching a Theory of Change in Health and Development,” Global Health
    Connections Conference 2011, University of Colorado-Denver, Denver, CO.

    Presenter (2011, July). “Global Cohorts in Sustainable Development Learning,” WOSA International
    Studies Conference, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO.

    Presenter (2011, May). “Ecuadoran Development and Inter-Cultural Communicative Competence.”
    Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Galapagos, Ecuador.

    Keynote (2011, April). “Citizen Pilgrimage in Uncertain Times,” Symposium on Human Rights in the
    Middle East, Committee of Rights and Development, University of Denver, Denver, CO.

    Presenter (2011, March). “Holistic Development,” GlobeMed, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
    Presenter (2009, February). “Effective Communication for Breaking Cycles of Trauma and Violence,”
    International Studies Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

    Discussant (2009, February). “Crisis Management: Iran,” International Studies Association Annual
    Convention, New York, NY.

    Presenter (2007, October). “Living Micah’s Vision,” Reimagining Academic Excellence Conference,
    Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.

    Presenter (2007, April). “Assessing Inter-Cultural Communicative Competence through Action
    Research,” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

    Presenter (2007, March). “Engaging People in Post-Conflict Transformation,” International Studies
    Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

    Discussant (2007, March). “Promoting International Affairs in Education in China: The Roles of
    Domestic Public Policy and International Exchange,” International Studies Association Annual
    Convention, Chicago, IL.

    Presenter (2007, February). “Engaging People in Transitional, Transforming Societies and States,”
    Peacebuilding and Trauma Recovery: Integrated Strategies in Post-War Reconstruction, University of
    Denver, Denver, CO.

    Awards & Recognition

    Awards

    • 2009: Lilly Endowment on Sustaining the Theological Exploration of Vocation, Curriculum, $150,000
    • 2007: Carnegie Corporation of New York Program on International Peace/Security, Curriculum, $200,000