Core Faculty

Tatsushi Arai
Tatsushi Arai

Professor
Peace and Justice Leadership

Dr. Tatsushi (Tats) Arai is a scholar-practitioner of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and multi-track diplomacy with twenty years of international experience. He is a professor of peacebuilding and conflict transformation at SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont and a Fellow of the Center for Peacemaking Practice at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Virginia.

Read More
Bruce W. Dayton
Bruce W. Dayton

Executive Director, CONTACT
Associate Professor
Peace and Justice Leadership

Bruce W. Dayton (PhD, Syracuse University, 1999) has been active in peacebuilding and conflict transformation work for over twenty years as a practitioner, a researcher, and an educator. His work focuses on the intersection of social identity and intractable conflicts and the role that intermediaries can play in transforming them.

Read More

Adjunct Faculty and Guests

Suzanne Belleci
Suzanne Belleci

Adjunct Faculty
Peace and Justice Leadership
CONTACT

Suzanne Belleci has been teaching conflict transformation, social justice, cross-cultural communication, and management courses at SIT for 17 years. She served as SIT’s first ombudsperson, bringing groups together, facilitating dialog circles for conflict resolution, and mediating one-on-one disputes. 

Read More
Tosca Bruno-van Vi Vijfeijken
Tosca Bruno-van Vi Vijfeijken
Faculty

Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken has worked on international development and civil society issues for over 25 years, both in practice as well as in academia. She was the co-director of the Transnational NGO Initiative (TNGO Initiative) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University since 2003, and in 2015 became its director. 

Read More
Laura Hassler
Laura Hassler

Faculty
CONTACT Summer Program

Laura Hassler grew up in a multicultural, artistic community in New York, a child of two professionals in the international peace and nonviolence movement. Active in US civil rights and peace movements from an early age, she studied cultural anthropology and music at Swarthmore College, combining academics with activism and music.

 

Read More
Alla Korzh
Alla Korzh

Assistant Professor
International Education (on campus)
International Education (low residency)
Global Youth Development and Leadership

Dr. Alla Korzh is an educator, researcher, and practitioner in the field of international education with a regional focus on Eastern Europe. She holds a doctorate in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Read More
Michael Shank
Michael Shank
Faculty

Michael Shank is head of communications for the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in New York City, where he handles communications for Professor Jeffrey Sachs and SDSN’s work on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Michael’s recent positions include director of media strategy at Climate Nexus, associate director for legislative affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and US Congressman Michael Honda’s senior policy advisor and communications director. 

Read More
Ryland White
Ryland White

Professor
Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

Ryland White, professor, has been a member of SIT Graduate Institute faculty since 1993. She teaches courses in training design for experiential learning, training for social action, dismantling disability, and ethics and intercultural training design.

Read More