Eastern Mennonite University


Gloria Rhodes

Gloria Rhodes is chair of the department of Applied Social Sciences and coordinator for the Peacebuilding and Development undergraduate major. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including conflict analysis, mediation, group dynamics and facilitation, and introductory and advanced peacebuilding and conflict transformation theory courses.

She has taught and held various administrative positions at Eastern Mennonite University since 1988. She has led three undergraduate cross cultural study seminars to Ireland and Northern Ireland. She also served as Administrative Director of the Summer Peacebuilding Institute and worked as Resources and Communication Coordinator for EMU’s Conflict Transformation Program.

Rhodes holds a Ph.D. from George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Her dissertation research compared conflict transformation and conflict resolution definitions and approaches to practice. Additional research and teaching interests include evaluation and assessment in conflict transformation/resolution; group dynamics and facilitation; peace and conflict studies pedagogy, and cross-cultural education.