Monday, June 22, 2009

Antioch University McGregor Commencement Features Sandra Cheldelin, Ph.D.

Antioch University McGregor celebrates the graduation of over 260 individuals on Sunday, June 28th at 2pm in the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton, Ohio. Forty four bachelor of arts degrees, over 190 masters degrees and 27 post-masters certificates will be awarded to AUM’s Class of 2009.

Addressing the graduates is Sandra Cheldelin, Ph.D., the Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Professor of Conflict Resolution at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) at George Mason University, located in the heart of northern Virginia’s technology corridor near Washington, D.C.

Cheldelin is a licensed psychologist and an expert in organizational conflict. She has worked with over 170 organizations including colleges, universities, medical schools, treatment facilities, corporations, associations, religious institutions and community organizations. She has been keynote speaker and invited lecturer on workplace issues of violence, change, race, gender religion and ethnicity. She has led significant project in the former Soviet republics – Ukraine, Georgia and Tajikistan. Her most recent projects deal with post-war trauma in Liberia and the reintegration of female child soldiers in Sri Lanka (pending).

Dr. Cheldelin has held faculty appointments with each of her administrative positions at several colleges and universities including serving Provost at Antioch University McGregor (1990-1996), Academic Dean at the California School of Professional Psychology (Berkeley campus), and Director of Educational Development at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has been at ICAR since 1996 and served as Director for nearly three years beginning in 1999.

She is author of many articles and chapters including co-author (with Ann Lucas) of Conflict Resolution (Jossey Bass, 2004) and co-editor (with Daniel Druckman and Larissa Fast) of Conflict: From Analysis to Intervention (Continuum, 2003; 2nd edition 2008). She is co-editing a book on cases of women’s agency during and post war (forthcoming in 2010). She serves on a variety of conflict resolution related boards.

Antioch University McGregor is delighted that Dr. Cheldelin is returning to address old friends and new alumni.

Antioch University McGregor is one of Antioch University’s six campuses located in four states. Founded on principles of rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship, AUM contributes to the betterment of the individual and the community by fostering academic excellence and providing socially responsive, flexible and innovative education programs for adult learners. AUM features a wide array of bachelor’s degree completion majors, master’s programs in conflict resolution, management, education and individualized liberal and professional studies programs. For more information on Antioch University McGregor, go to

University Information:
Darlene Robertson, V.P. of Student Services
Antioch University McGregor
Phone: 937-769-1820

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