Lisa Worth Huber, Ph.D. is a specialist in community peacebuilding and conflict transformation and has worked in diverse settings as a consultant, facilitator, peace and social justice educator. She is also a teaching artist with a passion for storytelling, fiction writing, poetry and spoken word.
Currently, Lisa serves as Chair on the Board of Directors for the National Peace Academy; is the Academic Director for the Writing and Oral Traditions MA program at The Graduate Institute; serves on the Advisory Council for the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence; and is an adjunct professor in Sociology at Western Connecticut State University. Lisa designed and served as Academic Director for Connecticut's first accredited MA program in Conflict Transformation at The Graduate Institute, and was a member of the international Launch Team for the Global Sustainability Fellows program. Lisa is certified and trained in a variety of dialogue and peacebuilding practices from restorative justice to Kingian nonviolence. She is a participatory action researcher with a focus on empathy development, one of the essential skills for creating a compassionate global society.
In addition, Lisa has been a teaching artist for over two decades, working in universities, K-12 classrooms, homeless shelters, safe houses, with at-risk youth and is the first recipient of the Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Along with teaching nonviolent and peacebuilding programs, Lisa incorporates the arts as a means to give voice to the silenced, address injustice, nurture compassion and imagine new futures. Lisa blends story in its myriad forms with peace, humanitarian, social justice and environmental concerns, and nurtures the development of creative activism and ecological stewardship.