Bill Jacobsen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bill Jacobsen teaches at Arcadia University in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Masters Program. His specialty is conflict transformation skill building, offering trainings in Restorative Justice, Beginning Mediation, Intercultural Mediation, Conflict Coaching and Dealing with Difficult People. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology and Communication from Princeton Theological Seminary. Bill mediates in Custody Court and Dependency Court in Philadelphia, is the Director of Mediation Services and Training for The Peace Center in Langhorne, PA. He is the current president of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, and serves on the Advisory Committee to the PA Joint Legislative Task Force on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is a volunteer facilitator for the Alternative to Violence program at Graterford Prison near Philadelphia, where he also facilitated a Compassionate Listening Training. Bill has taught CL in Rwanda with former Hutus and Tutsis, and in Burundi through the African Great Lakes Initiative program.