Higher Education Representative: Dr. Juliette Shedd (Virginia) Dr. Shedd is currently the Associate Dean at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University and teaches both introductory courses and courses on terrorism, extremism, global conflicts, and ideologies. She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a BA in Political Science and Psychology from George Washington University. Her research includes work on the relationship of media to conflict, specifically focused on media coverage of terrorism and the role of women in political violence. She has shepherded S-CAR’s efforts to increase distance education and overseen a wide range of innovations in experiential and service learning. She served as the academic project manager for the development of the school’s Point of View International Retreat and Research Center.
Research Representative:Elisabeth Salzgeber (Oregon)
Training Representative:Sharon Seidler (Arizona, United States & Alberta, Canada) Sharon provides and coordinates a wide-range of conflict resolution services, and after 15+ years as a private practitioner, Sharon helps to develop the conflict resolution profession through the training and mentorship of others. A consummate professional, trainer, and mentor in the field, she has established two companies, has coordinated notable service programs, and participated in the success of several organizations and associations in the field of dispute and conflict resolution in Canada and in the United States. With interest and passion for leadership, peace and conflict studies and their contributions to successful resolution, Sharon has been an avid contributor in the field and profession of conflict resolution throughout her career. Often provocative toward deeper thinking, she helps individuals consider the real impacts of what is happening in order to consider true resolution. Sharon believes that peace begins through a deeper awareness of self and others. As the Program Coordinator at Kansas State University's Conflict Resolution Experiential Learning Program and a Member of the Supreme Court Advisory Council, Sharon helps to guide and grow conflict resolution practitioners through education, training, mentorship, and research.