Executive Director, Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service
Visiting Assistant Professor, Program on Justice and Peace
Dr. Andria Wisler became the Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice in January 2013. She first joined Georgetown in 2008 as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the Program on Justice and Peace and became Director of the program in January 2011. Her research and teaching are in the fields of peace education, conflict studies, and international educational development, and her principal interest lies in the transformative potential of educational initiatives in post-conflict societies and for girls living in urban poverty. Andria’s commitment to social justice is a continuing thread in her work for social change throughout the world, including with farmers in Tanzania, youth in Turkmenistan, and teachers in Israel.
At Georgetown, Andria has been involved in many campus initiatives and programs, including the Doyle Fellows, Engelhard Initiative, and the Alanya, Turkey study abroad/community living-and-learning program, where she was a faculty-in-residence. As Executive Director of the CSJ, Andria also advises the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) student fellows.
Dr. Wisler is currently writing an Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies textbook (Routledge). Since 2011, she has been the external evaluator for a 3-year Department of Education funded project at George Mason University on peace, conflict and justice curricula and pedagogy, a position that brought her to work in Liberia. Andria is currently co-editing (with Celina Del Felice) a volume titled Peace Education Evaluation (Information Age, 2013).