David Anderson Hooker (Ph.D., J.D., M.Div., M.P.H., M.P.A., A.M) for more than 30 years has utilized his training and expertise in conflict transformation by serving as mediator, community builder, scholar, and advocate. He is a former senior program associate for the National Institute for Dispute Resolution (NIDR) in Washington, D.C. and the Community Building Advisor for the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Rev. Dr. Hooker currently is on the staff of JustPeace, The United Methodist Church’s Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation.
The mission of JustPeace Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation is to prepare and assist United Methodists to engage conflict constructively in ways that strive for justice, reconciliation, resource preservation and restoration of community in the Church and in the world.