William Jacobsen, Ph.D. teaches in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Masters program at Arcadia University in the History and Political Science Department. He is a practitioner, specializing in Conflict Transformation. He is a senior facilitator with the Compassionate Listening Project and offers training in compassionate listening in the U.S., Rwanda, and the Middle East. His Basic Workshop in Mediation is approved by the Pennsylvania Superior Court. He is also a senior international facilitator with the African Great Lakes Initiative, and volunteers as a senior facilitator with the Alternatives to Violence project at S.C.I. Graterford and in the community. Bill offers basic and advanced workshops in all of these areas.
Bill has offered Workshops in Rwanda, at Graterford Prison and throughout the United States. He was previously awarded the Adjunct Faculty of the Year by Arcadia University, the Most Valuable Peacemaker by the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, and The Legends of Peace Award.
Dr. Jacobsen has earned his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary in Philosophical Hermeneutics and Masters Degrees from Bethel University and Princeton Theological Seminary.