Ph.D., Peace Studies, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1990.
C.A.S., Organizational and Human Resource Development, University
of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 1974.
M.A., English, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1967.
B.A., English, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1966.
2001 - Founder, The Peace Company, Bristol, Vermont.
Develops and distributes products and services that support individual
and collective initiative for building a culture of peace in our
society. Offers educational programs to build the capacity for peace
leadership at the community, national, and international level.
Provides consulting, training, and organizational development services
to major companies and international organizations, specializing
in issues of leadership, diversity, multi-cultural effectiveness,
strategic planning, organizational development, women's empowerment,
youth development, and creative conflict management.
1992 - 2001: Co-founder and president, Institute for Multi-Track
Diplomacy (IMTD), Washington, DC
Articulated and disseminated a groundbreaking systems approach to
peacebuilding and conflict transformation (Multi-Track Diplomacy).
Practiced this approach to inter-ethnic relations in places of deep-rooted
conflict around the world, including the Middle East, Cyprus, Bosnia,
India and Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Liberia, and elsewhere, building
sustainable inter-group relations across ethnic, political, tribal,
and cultural divides. Worked extensively with efforts for multi-cultural
awareness and peace education, training teachers and students from
war zones to work with educational change and curriculum development.
Major presenter at many professional conferences on international
peacebuilding and cross-cultural communication. Wrote numerous articles
for professional venues and IMTD's Occasional Paper series. Provided
training programs for professional development. Networked extensively
with like organizations to explore critical issues in the international
arena, and to explore the interface between theory and practice
in conflict transformation and inter-ethnic peacebuilding.
1984 - Present: Peace Minister, Sunray Meditation Society, worldwide
Developed curriculum and oversaw faculty of 50 teachers for The
PeaceKeeper Mission, a multi-year educational program on core principles
and practices for creating a more peaceful world. Applies these
principles in various settings around the world.
1988 - 1992: Founder and president, PeaceWorks, Takoma Park, Maryland
Wrote Multi-Track Diplomacy: A Systems Approach to Peace, and numerous
articles for local magazines and professional journals. Worked extensively
in the Middle East, providing training, facilitating dialogue, and
supporting local peacebuilders. Produced a one-hour video for public
television on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Many Voices, One
Song. Provided training and consulting in diversity and multi-cultural
1974 - 1988: Private practice as organizational consultant and
therapist, Vermont and Washington, DC
Provided consulting services to companies, schools, and communities
on issues of diversity, leadership, communications, conflict resolution,
power and authority, systems thinking, human relations, and group
dynamics. Offered individual, family, and group therapy. Worked
extensively with people who had life-threatening diseases, and issues
of personal and spiritual growth.
1978 - 1984: Founder and director, Elders in Touch, Vermont
Designed and delivered a holistic health education program for senior
citizens around the state of Vermont. Wrote extensively for local
publications on issues related to elder care and health. Offered
workshops on related subjects.
1974 - 1978: Co-founder and therapist, Networks, Burlington, Vermont
Provided counseling and therapy services to individuals, couples,
families, and children. Also provided consulting services to organizations
and schools throughout Vermont.
1970 - 1974: Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education Specialist, Vermont
Worked extensively with Vt. Department of Education, school administrators,
guidance counselors, teachers and students on preventive approaches
to drug and alcohol abuse. Designed and delivered one- and two-week
long workshops on related topics.
1969 - 1972: High school Teacher, Michigan and Vermont
Taught grades 9-12 in the following subjects: English, American
History, Journalism, Sociology, and Conservation.
Major clients for organizational development and training over the
The World Bank
The International Monetary Fund
Catholic Relief Services
NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Sciences
The Carter Center
United Nations Development Programme
U.S. Agency for International Development
The Tibetan Government-in-exile
The Israeli Department of Education
The Peace Book: 108 Simple Ways to Create a More Peaceful World.
The Peace Company, 2001.
The Courage for Peace: Daring to Create Harmony in Ourselves
and in the World. Conari Press, 2000.
Multi-Track Diplomacy: A Systems Approach to Peace. Kumarian
Press, 1996 (third edition).
"Many Voices, One Song." For public television. 1989.
Dozens of articles appearing in professional journals, local newspapers,
and magazines, on issues related to peace, peacebuilding, conflict
resolution and transformation, international affairs, peace education,
and holistic health.
Alliance for International Conflict Prevention and Resolution
NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Sciences
Vermont Business for Social Responsibility
Business for Social Responsibility
Social Venture Network