Restoring Community

Our faculty are pioneering the emerging social science of restorative practices and continue to work as skilled practitioners, sharing both practical skills and powerful ideas in their courses.

Professor

Dr. Frida Rundell, is a founding IIRP faculty member and professor. A committed teacher and practitioner, she brings extensive experience in Narrative and Solution-Focused...

Provost / Associate Professor

Dr. Craig Adamson, Provost and Associate Professor, is a veteran restorative practitioner with more than 20 years of experience delivering counseling and...

President / Associate Professor

Dr. John W. Bailie is President of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP). He is a frequent presenter at national and...

Associate Professor

Dr. Alia Sheety brings extensive expertise in research and pedagogy to the IIRP. She teaches the course, RP 610 Evaluation of Research, which prepares students to...

Director of Research and Program Evaluation and Associate Professor

Dr. Gina Baral Abrams has been working to develop healthy communities as a public health practitioner and macro...

Assistant Professor

Dr. Borbála Fellegi brings her work as a researcher, mediator, and conference and peacemaking-circle facilitator to the IIRP. As founder and executive director of...

Assistant Professor

Dr. Fernanda Fonseca Rosenblatt is Professor of Law at the Catholic University of Pernambuco - UNICAP (Brazil) and Assistant Professor at the International...

Dean of Continuing Education

Mary Jo Hebling brings to the IIRP extensive hands-on experience in restorative practices in education. Her work has helped hundreds of schools across the...

Lecturer

Elizabeth Smull is a skilled restorative practitioner who has provided direct services to struggling youth and their families. She provides restorative practices professional...

Lecturer

Mark Amendola is a clinical services practitioner who is committed to helping struggling youth and their families. A Master Trainer for Aggression Replacement Training®, an...

Lecturer

Dr. Michael DeAntonio has three decades of experience as an educator and administrator in public education. He is the Executive Director at Buxmont Academy, one of the IIRP’s...

Lecturer

Kevin Jones has spent more than 30 years working in the fields of social services, mental health and education philosophy, with particular emphasis on working with at-risk...

Lecturer

Dr. Robert Oliver is a highly experienced mental health specialist, psychotherapist, counselor and education administrator, working with youth and families. A Master Trainer...

Lecturer

Nicola Preston began her involvement with restorative practices as a police officer with Thames Valley Police, in the United Kingdom, where she was part of a team — the...

Lecturer

A. Miguel Tello is the Executive Director of the Strachan Foundation, a family foundation that supports education and health projects throughout Central America. He offers...

Librarian

Zeau Modig has been involved with public and technical services in special and public libraries, as well as STEM scholarly publishing, for over 30 years. She worked with...