Jayne Docherty joined the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding faculty in August 2001 after teaching conflict resolution at Columbia College in South Carolina and George Mason University. She holds an A.B. in religious studies and political science from Brown University and a Ph.D. in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University. She also studied theology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Dr. Docherty consults with organizations and communities about designing dispute resolution systems that promote social change and peacebuilding.
She has studied and written about confrontations between state authorities and unconventional belief groups. Jayne was an invited participant in a Hewlett Foundation funded project to define the "canon" of topics that should be taught in negotiation courses in all disciplines. As a part of this project she authored or co-authored six papers on negotiation in the Marquette Law Review (Volume 87, Issue 4).