Sandra Cheldelin

Sandra Cheldelin
Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Ph.D. Program Director

BS, Sociology, 1969, Oregon State University
MEd, Psychological Foundations of Education, 1971 , University of Florida
Certification to teach psychology at community colleges
EdD, Psychological Foundations of Education, 1976, University of Florida
Psychologist, State of Ohio Board of Psychology, #2610, 1977 to 2000. Education Policy Fellow, Institute for Educational Leadership Washington, D.C. 1977. Certification in psychological and organizational assessment, Birkman and Associates, Houston, Texas, 1980 to present.

Biography

Sandra Cheldelin is the Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Professor of Conflict Resolution at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR). Throughout her career in the academy she has been an active reflective practitioner. A licensed psychologist and expert in organizational conflict, she conducted large and small scale mediations, coached senior executives to create healthy work environments, resolved interpersonal, intergroup and inter-organizational conflict, designed institution building mechanisms and supported collaborative leadership. She has worked with more than 150 organizations including colleges, universities, medical schools, treatment facilities, corporations, associations, religious institutions and community organizations. She has been keynote speaker and invited lecturer on workplace issues of violence, change, race, gender and conflict. She has facilitated large-scale interethnic and interfaith community dialogues on topics of fear, terrorism, violence and suspicion. Cheldelin has convened large and small groups for a variety of purposes including the development of a national policy on policing for victims of violent crime, creating a 10-year institutional strategic plan, and designing and implementing neighborhood strategies for building community resilience. She is coauthor (with Ann Lucas) of Conflict Resolution, (Jossey Bass, 2004) and co-editor (with Daniel Druckman and Larissa Fast) of Conflict: from Analysis to Intervention (Continuum, 2003). She serves on a variety of conflict resolution related boards.

Cheldelin has had faculty appointments with each of her administrative positions at several col



Awards and Honors
Outstanding Faculty Award Nominee - State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV)
Outstanding Faculty Award Nominee representing George Mason University. State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), 2010.
Ambassador John M. Steeves Fellowship
Ambassador John M. Steeves Fellowship, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, 1975-76.
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2011
This collection of essays explores the role of women as they participate in both conflict and peacemaking.The essays, contributed by scholars and practitioners from around the world, do not look at women as victims or perpetrators, but instead examine their...
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2011
 Sexual violence during wartime is well documented and the primary story that emerges is of women as victims. Cases of atrocities offer insights into the trauma and challenges faced victims and members of their families and communities. As rape is a war...
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2011
This chapter integrates the stories of women and agency by providing an expanded conception of conflict and intervention from a different voice. Reflecting on the lessons learned from cases in 16 countries, several insights emerged. The story of all wars...
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2011
The chapter introduces the book—its origin and what the reader can expect to find from the stories presented. It presents the organization—from Inside Conflict to Prevention—in the context of women’s agency. The authors’ experiences...
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September 01, 2010
The cross-disciplinary team tackles the inconsistencies of gender teaching as seen from the perspectives of law, business, and peace studies negotiation courses.  In the process, they reconsider gender in the context of culture, demanding a forthright and...
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August 01, 2009
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May 02, 2009
Research evidence across a number of disciplines and fields has shown that women can encounter both social and financial backlash when they behave assertively, for example, by asking for resources at the bargaining table. But this backlash appears to be most...
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2008
The team of international experts that have contributed to this fully revised volume, provide a broad range of geographical and disciplinary perspectives. Covering theory, research and practice, they analyse the different types of conflict and offer a thorough...
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November 01, 2007
From 1992 to 1997, Tajikistan experienced a multi-layered civil war between excommunists on the one hand and a coalition of “democrats” and Islamists on the other, between Uzbeks and Tajiks, between Tajiks from different regions of Tajikistan, and even...
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March 1, 2007
Without the cooperation and efforts of a large number of people we could not have succeeded in creating a consensus building process. To all of the participants we offer a special thank you. More than seventy people participated in our stakeholder dialogues...
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November 2006
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January 01, 2006
The year following 9/11 witnessed a significant change in the climate and personal experiences of citizens in the greater metropolitan area of our nation's capital. Communities and organizations were challenged to deal with a variety of sensitive and complex...
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December 22, 2003
Dealing with conflict is an evitable part of any academic administrator’s job. Often, however, new administrators lack the skills they need to successfully resolve campus conflicts. This important resource includes an array of strategies for identifying and...
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August 13, 2003
This major new textbook analyses the emergent role of conflict analysis and resolution. Cheldelin, Druckman and Fast are all based at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and are international experts in the field of conflict. Covering theory,...
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August 12, 2003
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August 11, 2003
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August 01, 2003
Negotiation and mediation are the two third-party practices most commonly studied and used. We now turn to two equally important practices, both borrowed from other disciplines, and now applied to large-group, multi-party and organizational conflict: facilitation...
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August 01, 2003
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March 01, 2002
An increasing number of U.S.-based conflict resolution providers and educators are now also working outside the country, carrying with them, in some sense, the mantle of conflict resolution expert. But it is possible that some well-meaning people - though genuine...
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January 01, 1989
Successful businesses today are attending to internal and external changes. Their leaders value diversity and seek a heterogeneous workforce, recognising that effective work teams are essential in the process. In the shaping and managing of new organisational...
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July 14, 2014
It’s one thing to study conflict; it’s another to be able to put those studies into practice. Last spring,
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October 25, 2013
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September 10, 2013
President Obama’s proposed course of limited military airstrikes is intended to “punish” Syrian
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June 18, 2012
This spring, Mason convened a historic three-day meeting that brought representatives from seven prestigious
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February 2012
The hallway conversations are always fun when we hear from colleagues and students of another academic job offer for
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October 18, 2011
The Vision Series lectures continue on Monday, Nov. 7, with a lecture by Mason professor Sandra Cheldelin titled
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February 2011
Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, Sandra Cheldelin, was a guest speaker on
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May 05, 2010
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July 06, 2009
Bravo to Michael Fischer on “Defending Collegiality” (Change, May/June 2009).  Robert Sutton’s
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June 26, 2009
Antioch University McGregor will celebrate the graduation of more than 260 students on Sunday, June 28. The
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Professor Sandra Cheldelinwill present this week's Brown Bag Lecure on "Conflict Styles in Interpersonal Conflict."
October 19, 2010
President Alan Merten and Provost Peters Stearns honored the university’s most distinguished faculty — endowed chairs, Clarence J. Robinson Professors, Distinguished Service Professors and University Professors — at a reception held in the Mason Hall Alumni Atrium on Wednesday,
August 26, 2009
Roundtable Discussion hosted by Sexual Assault Services and the Africa Working Groupon Violence Against Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo Contact: Hussein Yusuf, hyusuf@gmu.eduAfrica’s Self-Proclaimed World War:A cost of more than 5 million lives at the expense of theconflict in
April 21, 2009
Twenty-first Annual Vernon M. and Minni I. Lynch Lecture: Reframing US-European Relations: A New Approach to Diplomacy Presented by the Honorable Jan Eliasson, President of the sixtieth session of the United Nations General Assembly and Special Envoy to DarfurRSVP to lynch@gmu.edu
April 09, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Gender Dialogue entitled "Sharing Stories from the Field: Getting it and Not Getting it" 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Truland Building, Room 555 Contact: Sandra Cheldelin, scheldel@gmu.edu
February 24, 2009
For years conflict resolution scholars and practitioners have studied ways to reduce prejudice in society, believing that prejudice leads to or increases the likelihood of conflict. The thesis presented looks at the impact of political alliances on party supporters’ views and perceptions
December 02, 2008
This dissertation provides an empirical assessment of the impact of negotiated rulemakings on preventing or reducing conflicts over rules.
April 16, 2007
Speakers include the following book contributors: David G. Alpher Sandra I. Cheldelin Rom Harré Karina V. Korostelina Joseph V. Montville Daniel Rothbart Dennis J. D. Sandole Peter N. Stearns
February 08, 2007
This dissertation explores “multi-stakeholder initiatives” created collaboratively by civil society groups and corporations to implement private, voluntary code of conduct regimes to regulate corporate behavior around conflictual issues like labor standards, environmental
January 16, 2007
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Many scholar-practitioners have studied gender mainstreaming as a policy tool to help achieve gender equality, but their work does not consider how the related gender equality change and its implementation impact men at a socio-psychological level in male-dominated societies. The impact of such a
April 11, 2012
Dialogue in the Workplace was funded by the Community Resilience Project and Freddie Mac Foundation. These dialogues are part of a series of multi-party dialogues in Fairfax County conducted by Sandra Cheldelin. The dialogues began one year after 9/11/2001 and continued for several more years.
November 24, 2009
Sandra Cheldelin, the Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, will give the spring lecture for the Undergraduate Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution on Tuesday, April 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Her lecture, which will be held in the Mason Hall
April 03, 2007
International Studies Association Annual Conference, Shadows of Empire: the Emerging Politics of Identity and Nationalism in Central Eurasia, convened and chaired panel, San Diego.
March 22, 2006
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Introductory skill-building course integrating conflict theory and practice using reflective practitioner model. Students learn necessary skills...
Examines constructs of gender and conflict as they relate to critical analysis of theory and practice. Reviews...
Introductory skill-building course integrating conflict theory and practice using reflective practitioner model. Students learn necessary skills...
In-depth field study of ongoing conflict situations, and design and delivery of intervention processes to manage or...
Taken in last semester of master’s student course work. Assists in developing students’ own theories of conflict and conflict...
Introductory skill-building course integrating conflict theory and practice using reflective practitioner model. Students learn necessary skills...
Covers conflict at mezzo level, introducing theories of social harmony and conflict, drawing on sociology, social...
Covers conflict at micro level, introducing theories drawn from various disciplines including psychology,...
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