The Center for Civic Life and Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Co-Host Guest Speaker

The Center for Civic Life and Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Co-Host Guest Speaker

9/29/16 ASHLAND, Ohio -- The Center for Civic Life and the Ashland Center for Nonviolence will be co-hosting Dr. Judy Mullet, a professor of psychology at Eastern Mennonite University, on Oct. 6-8 at Ashland University. All events are free and open to the public. 

The first event will be a public lecture on the topic of “Restorative Practices: Cultivating Our Just and Peaceable Selves” on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. The lecture will be held in the Ronk Lecture Hall at the Schar College of Education.

On Friday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m., there will be a workshop discussing the topic of “The Stories We Tell Ourselves: The Power of Narrative for Restorative Justice.” The workshop will be held in Eagles’ Landing in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

The last event will be a workshop on the topic of “Relational Literacy as Restorative Practice in Education.” It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall at the Schar College of Education.

Mullet received her Ph.D. from Kent State University, where her dissertation work focused on context-motivated, conflict strategy choices of middle school students with learning disabilities. She was a school psychologist before coming to Eastern Mennonite University, and has authored and co-authored recent publications on restorative discipline and harmful teacher behaviors. A member of the faculty at EMU since 1986, Mullet specializes in restorative discipline in schools, conducting workshops across the U.S.

The Center for Civic Life at Ashland University strives to involve citizens in deliberating issues of concern and in developing and initiating solutions for their communities. Through this effort, Ashland University will educate people in the region about civic life and engage them in deliberative practices that allow them to meet needs in their communities and to shape their communities’ future.

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence believes there is more to peace than opposing violence. They are dedicated to raising awareness, thinking and acting creatively, and encouraging open discussion on issues of peace and social well-being. When it comes to conflict, they simply ask the question, “What else can we do?”

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###