Director of The Werner Institute
Associate Professor in The Werner Institute
Jacqueline has a B.A. from Coe College, a Master's in Health Care Administration from Saint Louis University, her law degree summa cum laude from the Interamericana University of Puerto Rico, and her Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University. Jackie is an experienced mediator, attorney, and healthcare administrator who has done substantial work in the field of conflict studies. Prior to joining the Werner Institute, she was a practicing attorney and mediator within her own law firm.
Jackie was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in April 2011 and will serve as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer at the Carlos III University Law School in Madrid, Spain, in Spring 2012. She is a certified mediator and arbitrator by the Puerto Rico Supreme court. She is a highly-accomplished mediator in Puerto Rico, and has been very involved in the training of third-party neutrals. She has actively participated in the field of conflict studies through national and international conferences and workshops, and has conducted a wide variety of trainings and seminars in the field throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America.
Jackie's research interests include conflict engagement in healthcare, socio-legal approaches to colonial conflicts, theories of ethnicity and nationalism, terrorism, education of reflective practitioners, connection between conflict theory and practice, bioethics, cross-cultural perspectives in conflict resolution, relationship between culture and oppression, role of history and memory in conflict, mediation and dialogue processes, human rights, legal anthropology, countercultures and law, the socio-legal construction of citizenship and identity, gender theories, and qualitative research methodologies.
Mediation Process (LAW 404)
Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Conflict Resolution (NDR 606)
Engaging in Bioethical Conflict (NDR 700)
Human Rights, Poverty, Medicine, and Health: An international perspective (NDR 694)
Culture, Gender, and Power Differences in Conflict (NDR 767)
Directed Independent Study (NDR 795)
Practicum (NDR 614)
Thesis Project (NDR 616)