David Anderson Hooker
Dr. David Anderson Hooker is the President of the CounterStories Consulting group, LLC. He is an independent scholar and has been a leadership development specialist, mediator, facilitator, and community organizer for more than 30 years. He has worked throughout the United States, focusing on issues of equity and empowerment for marginalized communities, environmental justice, post-riot racial reconciliation, community development, democratization, and multiparty conflict resolution. He is author of The Little Book of Transformative Community Conferencing (forthcoming Sky Horse 2016) and co-author with Amy Potter Czjakowski of Transforming Historical Harms. Hooker has worked in the Bahamas, Bosnia/Croatia, Cuba, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Somalia, Southern Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. He holds a PhD in social construction at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. He also holds a JD from Emory University’s School of Law, a M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology, MPH and MPA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, a Masters of Minority Mental Health from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BS from Morehouse College.