GSFI Staff

Dr. Jack Shepherd
Professor, Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College
Director, Africa Foreign Studies Program, Dartmouth College, USA
Director, GSFI 1993-99
Areas of interest: scarce resources (food and water); environmental conflict and conflict resolution, particularly transboundary conflicts involving food and water resource scarcities.
Dr. Jim Whitman
Lecturer, Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University, UK
Deputy Director, GSFI, 1995-1999
Areas of interest: United Nations and NGO intervention in humanitarian crises. He is general editor of the Macmillan/St. Martin's Press book series, Global Issues. He co-edits the Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (
Ms. Jane Brooks
Assistant Director, GSFI 1993-99
Areas of interest: international business administration. She has travelled extensively worldwide, frequently with her three sons.
Ms. Angela Pollentine
Director, International Programmes
University of Luton, England
Administrator, GSFI 1996-99
Areas of interest: higher education administration. She is studying sociology at The Open University, is raising two sons, and enjoys travel and shopping in France.
Ms. Kathleen Kessler-Shepherd
Co-director, Africa Foreign Study Program, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
Research Associate, GSFI 1993-99
Areas of interest: conflict mediation, transformation, and resolution, particularly in community-level peacemaking. Her research interests include the practice of listening in peacemaking.