Rochelle Arms Almengor is a professor, mediator and restorative justice practitioner. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Peace and Social Justice Studies Department of Berea College. Before joining Berea, she was Assistant Professor in the Dispute Resolution Program of John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). She received her Ph.D. in 2018 from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University (now the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution). Her research focuses on critical reflective practice, restorative justice, participatory action research and epistemologies of conflict practitioners. Before entering academia, she managed mediation and restorative justice initiatives in Brooklyn and Manhattan as Restorative Justice Coordinator of New York Peace Institute. Since 2000, she has worked in the U.S. and abroad in collaborative processes and restorative justice projects with a variety of groups, including civil society organizations in India, indigenous peoples in Argentina, immigrants and refugees, and homicide offenders and victim survivors in Kentucky. Dr. Arms Almengor has a B.A. in Religion and Peace Studies from Swarthmore College, and an M.A. in International Relations through a Rotary Peace Fellowship at Universidad del Salvador in Argentina. She lives with her multigenerational family in Kentucky.