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Amanda Byron

Contact Information:                                                                       

abyron@pdx.edu
http://web.pdx.edu/~abyron
503.725-9170

NH223
Office Hours: By Arrangement

 

Courses Taught

Academic
Writing
Dispute Systems Design
Enmification: The Art and Consequence of Enemy Making
Intercultural Conflict Resolution
Interpersonal CR
Intro to CR
Grant Writing for CR
Media Violence
Love and Hate
Peace Education
Perspectives in Conflict Resolution
Restorative Justice
Understanding Violence
What's Love Got to Do with It: Love and CR
Writing for Peace


Academic Career

BA Lewis and Clark College: Business/Non-profit Management
MA World Learning/School for International Training: Program in Intercultural Management
EdD Portland State University: Educational Leadership

 

Personal Statement

Amanda Byron is a mediator, an educator, and an active community organizer in the fields of conflict resolution, violence prevention, and multicultural community development. Dr. Byron has more than 20 years of experience working with diverse communities to heal trauma and transform conflict. She is particularly interested in the field of violence, understanding how and why it occurs, and forging new ideas on individual and collective responses.

Dr. Byron earned her BA in Business Administration at Lewis and Clark College, her MA in Intercultural Management at the School for International Training, and completed her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Portland State University. Her dissertation is entitled, Storytelling as Loving Praxis in Critical Peace Education: A Grounded Theory Study of Postsecondary Social Justice Educators.

Current research interests, within critical peace education and violence prevention, include further exploration of loving praxis as a pedagogy of change, storytelling as a means to engage students in democracy, creativity as a conflict resolution practice, and the exploration of how identity and culture influence conflict.