Mark Davidheiser is Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution and Socio-Cultural Anthropology at Nova Southeastern University. He specializes in Islamic African Societies and Conflict Analysis and Transformation. He has studied conflict management at multiple institutions, been trained as a mediator and an inter-cultural negotiator, volunteered as a mediator in a victim-offender reconciliation program, and assisted in the training of prospective mediators. His field research has examined conflict and peace in the Navajo Nation, The Gambia, Eritrea, and Senegal. Other research interests of his include socio-economic development, governance, legal reform and social justice, and displacement and resettlement.