Project Staff

Current Staff

 

Laurie Anne Pearlman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who has worked with survivors of a wide range of traumatic experiences. She has published and presented widely on psychological trauma, healing, and vicarious traumatization. Among her books is Psychological trauma and the adult survivor: Theory, therapy, and transformation, coauthored with I.L. McCann. Dr. Pearlman works at has worked on the project from its inception in 1999.  She also works at TREATI.

 

Ervin Staub, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. For many years he has studied the origins of group violence, including genocide and mass killing. In recent years he has studied its prevention, including reconciliation between groups. Dr. Staub also does research on helping behavior and altruism, as well as youth violence. He has recently been developing a Ph.D. concentration on the psychology of peace and the prevention of violence at UMASS.  He has published many books, including The roots of evil: The origins of genocide and other group violence and a new book The psychology of good and evil: Why children, adults and groups help and harm others. Dr. Staub has worked on the project since its inception in 1999.

 

Alphonsine Abia Mutabonwa is president of the Rwandan Trauma Counselors Association.  She began working with the project in 2003 as local coordinator.

 

Vachel Miller is an advanced graduate student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  He has worked on the project since 2002.

 

 

Past Staff

 

Athanase Hagengimana, M.D. is a psychiatrist who taught at the National University of Rwanda during the study period.  He is interested in the origins of genocide as well as traumatic grief and healing. Dr. Hagengimana worked on the project from 1999 to 2000.

 

Alexandra Gubin, Ph.D. is a graduate of the Personality and Social Psychology program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst .  Her research interests include interpersonal violence, AIDS prevention, trauma, and program evaluation. Ms. Gubin worked on the project from 1999 to 2001 and currently serves as a website consultant.

 

Athanase Dusabe Mugabe has a degree in psychology from the National University of Rwanda. Mr. Mugabe worked on the project from 1999 to 2000.

 

Solange Shengero has a degree in public health from the National University of Rwanda.  Ms. Shengero worked on the project from 1999 to 2000.

 

Eylül Wintermeyer, a student at the University of Washington - Seattle was our summer ‘99 intern.

 

Adin DeLaCoeur served on the project in 2001.  She is a social worker in private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts and is a faculty member of the School for International Training.

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