Marina Avi Piscolish, PhDMarina A. Piscolish, Ph.D. is Principal Partner of MAPping Change, LLC and an experienced Management Assistance Provider focusing on education and social justice issues in cross-cultural settings. For more than two decades, Dr. Piscolish has provided specialized services in mediation, facilitation and training for organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Her unique expertise combines knowledge of organizational planning and development, dispute resolution and leadership to create capacity and climate for collaboration and strategic change. She earned her doctorate in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997 and focused her studies on organizational theory and conflict studies. Prior to her move to Hawaii in 1998, Dr. Piscolish founded and directed the Office of Conflict Resolution in Education and later, the Conflict Resolution Program at the University of Delaware where she held the position of policy scientist in the Institute for Public Administration at the University of Delaware.
Currently she serves as a member of the Policy Committee for the University of Hawaii's Program on Conflict Resolution; guest lectures for the UH graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution; the UH Department of Regional Planning and Antioch University’s Master’s Program in Conflict Resolution. Additionally, Marina is a member of the Native Network, a professional network and referral service for the Federal Government and Tribes housed at the Morris K. Udall Institute for Environmental Negotiation in Tucson Arizona.
Dr. Piscolish co-authored a book for Jossey Bass Publishing (2000) titled Reaching for Higher Ground: Tools for Powerful Groups and Communities. Marina has earned a reputation as an innovator of practice and a leader in the field.
Dr. Piscolish recently served as project manager for the Conflict Resolution Activity Calendar, 3rd Edition.
Marina A. Piscolish, Ph.D.
MAPping Change, LLC.
1445 Auwaiku St. Kailua, HI 96734
Additional links :
Reaching for Higher Ground: Tools for Powerful Groups and Communities