Program Development and Grants Coordinator
Gwynn Alexander is a PhD student in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego and works within the Center for Restorative Justice Restorative Justice Project. Gwynn completed her MA in the Social and Cultural Analysis of Education at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) where she fine-tuned her research to focus on the intersections of critical pedagogies, community organizing, and critical whiteness studies. Currently, she is expanding her research through the interdisciplinary study of restorative justice, cognitive justice, and education for peace-building.
Gwynn is the Program Development and Grants Coordinator supporting the Center for Urban Resilience Restorative Justice Project. She is focused in qualitative research and is interested in the intersections of restorative practices and qualitative methods. She has led multiple research projects evaluating restorative justice implementation in diverse contexts. In addition, Gwynn is a seasoned trainer in restorative practices who works in both higher education and K-12 contexts. She is currently completing her dissertation examining teacher experiences in implementing restorative pedagogies in K-12 classrooms.
Featured Publications and Webinars
- Pedagogy of Transcendence: A Framework for Positive Peace and Restorative Justice in Education
- Restorative Pedagogies in Primary and Secondary Education: A Review of Selected Literature
- ReFraming Restorative Justice in K-12 Education
- A Phenomenological Approach to Restorative Justice: The Community-Building Circle as a Transformative Space for Cultivating a Sense of Self