Candace
		
		Walworth, PhD

Candace
Walworth, PhD
cwalworth@naropa.edu | 303-245-4712

Associate Professor, Peace Studies
Natural and Social Sciences
PhD, Union Institute and University
MA, Vermont College of Norwich University
BA, University of Illinois

Areas of Specialization:

  • Community-based learning and reflective practice
  • Socially-engaged spirituality and the socially-engaged imagination 
  • The role of dialogue in conflict transformation

Candace is an educator with thirty-four years of teaching experience in a wide range of interdisciplinary learning communities. She has taught at an alternative high school, toured with a professional theater company and offered a multitude of writing and literature courses in community colleges, prisons and universities. She holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Peace Studies. Her teaching and research interests include socially engaged spirituality, the socially engaged imagination, and the practice of dialogue in conflict transformation. She received the President’s Award for Outstanding faculty in 1993 and 1999 and the Student Union of Naropa (SUN) Faculty of the Year award in 2005 and 2008.

Candace works with diverse community partners in the Front Range, providing students with first-hand experience working locally on issues related to peace, human rights and environmental sustainability. She skillfully designs and facilitates learning communities that encourage and support personal discovery and voice, dialogue and deliberation, creativity, service and engaged scholarship. Her interest in interfaith citizen-to-citizen peacebuilding initiatives and intercultural learning has taken her to the Middle East with the Abraham Path and the Fellowship of Reconciliation and, most recently, to Bolivia and Peru. 

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