Faculty Ombuds Bio

Andy Piker is the faculty ombuds.  He is an Associate Professor of Philosophy, with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University.  His training in conflict resolution has included: participation in the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and the International Peace and Security Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, and Reconciliation in Bologna; mediation courses at Manousso Mediation in Houston and Dispute Resolution Services in Corpus Christi; facilitation and conflict resolution workshops at Dispute Resolution Services and the University of Texas at Austin; and ombuds training courses offered by the International Ombudsman Association.  Dr. Piker is also a member of the International Ombudsman Association, and has worked as a mediator at Dispute Resolution Services since 2010.