Eastern Mennonite University

Jayne Seminare Docherty

Jayne Seminare Docherty is professor of leadership and public policy in the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. She joined the CJP faculty in August 2001 after teaching conflict resolution at Columbia College in South Carolina and George Mason University. She did her undergraduate study in religious studies and political science at Brown University (1978) and she holds a doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason (1998). She also studied theology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland (1978-1979). Jayne is the author of Learning Lessons from Waco, (Syracuse University Press), The Little Book of Strategic Negotiation (Good Books), and numerous papers on new ways of understanding and practicing negotiation in unstable situations. She is using narrative practices to develop trainings on negotiation and other topics useful for the development of robust civil society and governance structures. Her current work involves war-to-peace transition in countries that have experienced long-term violent conflict over identity issues.