David Anderson Hooker, Ph.D.

Atlanta, GA

Email:
wecanworkitout@mindspring.com
Phone: (404) 226-2246

David Anderson Hooker (Ph.D., J.D., M.Div., M.P.H., M.P.A., A.M) for more than 30 years Hooker has utilized his training and expertise in conflict transformation by serving as mediator, community builder, scholar, and advocate. Along with Amy Potter- Czjaikowski, he is co-author of Transforming Historical Harms (Eastern Mennonite University, 2012). Hooker’s area of primary focus is the transformation of multi-party and public policy conflicts, community building, and reconciliation; especially those conflicts where race, class and other socially constructed variables significantly impact the dispute context. Hooker has both practice and academic interests in the interruption of the multi-generational transmission of trauma.

Hooker is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia where he represented the Departments of Juvenile Justice, Mental Health Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and the Division of Public Health. He later had a private practice focusing on Civil Rights (including prisoner rights and special education). He has worked in Bosnia, Croatia, Cuba, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Southern Sudan and Somaliland. He currently holds the posts of Senior Fellow for Community Engagement Strategies at the J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia, and Adjunct Professor of Conflict Transformation at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He has previously served as Community Building Advisor for the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, the Director of Research and Training for Healing Historical Harms, and Vice- President of Community Building for The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site. He is a graduate of Morehouse College (BS), The Emory University School of Law (JD), the Candler School of Theology at Emory University (M Div.), the graduate programs in public health and public administration at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst (MPH & MPA) and a cum laude graduate of Tilburg University (Ph.D.).