Pamela K. Struss, PhD, is a scholar practitioner and her expertise is in development (housing, poverty & growth) judicial mediation, community engagement, local governance and religious organizations. She is an MS Alumna of S-CAR and received her Doctoral Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from NOVA Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale FL. She practices domestically and internationally and has worked with the governments in Ecuador and Suriname, Prince William, Lancaster, Northumberland, and Westmoreland Counties, VA and is a certified Mediator for the Virginia Association of Realtors, Prince William Association of Realtors, a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator and liaison to Prince William County General District Court’s mediation program. Dr. Struss enjoys a full academic life, she teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate practice based courses for several universities, has taught the Basics of Conflict Resolution to churches in the U.S., Ecuador’s and Suriname’s government leaders, and Development NGO’s leadership. She conducts research on development, its sustainability, and it’s impact on the environment and society. She has worked with community groups promoting interracial dialogue. Dr. Struss has managed several new home building programs and rehabilitation projects for non-profits funded by the Federal and State governments. She has negotiated between builders/developers, local government and interested stakeholders on new projects. Currently she serves on an affordable housing task force in Prince William County Virginia and has served on numerous community boards in her native home of Dallas area, Texas. In addition to teaching and consulting, she has written journal articles and textbooks, conducts research, presents at conferences, mentors students and continues to be a student herself.