Heather Kertyzia, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
Areas of Expertise
Community Organizing, Conflict Resolution, Cross-Cultural Collaboration, Education Reform, Peacebuilding, Social Justice, Third World Issues.
Dr. Kertyzia has worked working in partnership with schools and universities in several countries on issues such as sexual health education, gender equity, as well as community-based development, multicultural education, and schools as institutions that can practice social justice. She also worked for Non-Governmental Organizations on community-based development and sexual health education in Nicaragua. Her current research focuses on the peace education components of the Nicaraguan curriculum and their implementation.
Kertyzia is currently working on several publications related to the practice of peace education in secondary schools in Northern Nicaragua. Future plans include a participatory action research project working with schools in the CSUDH area to explore and develop peace education practice.
English and Spanish
Ph.D., Peace Education, University of Otago, New Zealand
M.A., International Peace and Conflict Studies, European University Centre for Peace Studies, Austria
B.A., Hispanic Studies & Peace Studies, McMaster University, Canada
Nicaragua, Colombia, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Scotland, Canada. Regional expertise in Central America.
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