The Washington Journalism and Media Conference


Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University

Dr. Shedd is currently the Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University.  She teaches both introductory and research methods courses and courses on terrorism, extremism, global conflicts, and ideologies. She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a BA in Political Science and Psychology from George Washington University. Her research includes work on the relationship of media to conflict, specifically focused on media coverage of terrorism and the role of women in political violence. She has shepherded the Carter School’s efforts to increase distance education and overseen a wide range of innovations in experiential and service learning. She served as the academic project manager for the development of the school’s Point of View International Retreat and Research Center. Her practice engagements includes media literacy and dialogue training, conflict resolution in schools, police community engagement projects, and a series of community engagement processes for local government.