Richard McCutcheon is Associate Professor of Law and Politics and Academic Dean at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (http://www.algomau.ca/). He holds a PhD in Anthropology and an MA in Religious Studies from McMaster University; his honours BA is in Religious Studies and Sociology from Brandon University. Prior to starting his work at Algoma University in 2014, Rick taught conflict-resolution studies for twelve years at Menno Simons College, a College of Canadian Mennonite University, located on the campus of and affiliated with the University of Winnipeg. Since its inception Rick has supported the Canadian School of Peacebuilding and believes deeply that the work done by CSOP is foundational for creating more just and peaceful communities.
Rick is the co-Editor of Peace Studies Between Tradition and Innovation and of Voices of Harmony and Dissent: How Peacebuilders are Transforming Their Worlds.
Rick has blended service work and activist organizing with his university work for over thirty years, working as coordinator of Canadian Quaker service work, as a Mennonite Central Committee field representative to the Middle East, and as a board member of Mediation Services, a non-profit organization committed to alternative forms of conflict resolution and restorative justice. Rick is passionate about the teaching and practice of peace and conflict studies. He currently lives with his wife Tamara and son Declan in Sault Ste. Marie.
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