Professor Mark Chupp, Chair of the Community Practice for Social Change
Mark Chupp is assistant professor and chair of the concentration in Community Practice for Social Change at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University. He also directs the East Cleveland Partnership, a multi-institutional initiative to support the revitalization of East Cleveland. His work over the past 25 years has focused on community building and inter-group conflict transformation. Mark is an international consultant and trainer in civic engagement, appreciative inquiry, and conflict transformation, having worked in Northern Ireland, Egypt, Colombia, and throughout Central America and Mexico. He provided leadership in the establishment of the Culture of Peace Program as part of an effort to create a UN Local Zone of Peace in post-war El Salvador. Mark holds a Ph.D. in social welfare from Case Western Reserve University, a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Goshen College.