147 Tips For Teaching Peace and Reconciliation

by William M. Timpson, Edward J. Brantmeier, Nathalie Kees, Tom Cavanagh, Claire McGlynn, and Elavie Ndura-Ouédraogo


William M. Timpson, Ph.D, is a professor in the School of Education at Colorado State University (CSU). After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in American History from Harvard University, Bill went on to teach junior and senior high school in the inner city of Cleveland, Ohio before completing a doctoral degree in educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Along with numerous articles, chapters, and grants, he has written or co-authored ten other books. Bill has also had direct experience working for peace in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Eastern Europe, Guatemala, India, Nepal, and Australia, and in 2006 he served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist on peace and reconciliation studies at the UNESCO Centre in Northern Ireland.

Edward J. Brantmeier is an assistant professor at Colorado State University, Co-Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program in Peace and Reconciliation Studies, and a Fulbright Scholar in Peace Studies to India. He has a master’s degree in international and comparative education and Ph.D. in history, philosophy, and education policy studies from Indiana University-Bloomington. He has authored or co-authored articles in the following select journals: Theory and Research in Social Education; Journal of Peace Education; Journal of American Indian Education; International Education; Forum on Public Policy; and Infactis Pax.

Nathalie Kees is an associate professor of counseling and career development at Colorado State University, on the board of the Peace and Reconciliation Studies certificate program at CSU, and founder of the Women’s Interest Network for the American Counseling Association. She has been involved in social justice activities for over 20 years, and co-authored a book with Judy Whichard called Manager as Facilitator. Dr. Kees also serves on the board of the 2Hearts4Lacy: The Lacy Jo Miller Foundation and is a frequent group trainer for Pathways Hospice.

Tom Cavanagh is on faculty with the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, has a graduate degrees in Organizational Leadership from Regis University in Denver, and Educational Leadership from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Following graduation with his Ph.D., he spent a year in New Zealand on a Fulbright Fellowship. His specialization is as a methodologist.

Claire McGlynn teaches Diversity and Inclusion at the School of Education, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland where she is course director for the taught doctoral program and coordinates an MSc in Diversity and Inclusion. She is a founder teacher of New-Bridge Integrated College in County Down, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Peace Education, and a member of an expert panel on teacher education for diversity for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Elavie Ndura-Ouédraogo is an associate professor of education in the Initiatives in Educational Transformation program in George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development, with degrees from Burundi, England, and the United States, and is founder and coordinator of the Burundi Schools Project. Her scholarly articles have appeared in Harvard Educational Review; Peace and Change; Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy; Language, Culture and Curriculum; Multicultural Perspectives; Multicultural Education; American Secondary Education; Intercultural Education; Culture of Peace Online Journal; Journal of Peace Education; and other publications. She formerly served as board member for the Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Peace Studies, as well as president and founder of the Northern Nevada chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and she currently serves on the national board of the Peace and Justice Studies Association.

Timpson, Brantmeier, Cavanagh, McGlynn, Ndura-Ouédraogo have been active members of the Peace Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.