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2019 CTF Faculty Advisors

The faculty team for the 2020 cohort is coming together! Each year, CTF draws from faculty with expertise in facilitation, dialogue, healing memory, conflict resolution, peacebuilding, social change, adaptive leadership, and more. Please check back again to see the 2020 faculty page as it is updated.


David Campt

David Campt (PhD) is a nationally recognized expert on issues of dialogue, racial reconciliation, and large scale civic engagement. David was actively involved in the development and implementation of CTF as faculty in its early stages. He is the author of three books that all aim to help people have more effective dialogue about important topics. He is the founder of the Ally Conversation Toolkit, a project aimed at helping people who are not directly impacted by a system of disadvantage become more effective in opening the minds and hearts of others in non-oppressed groups. His latest book is the White Ally Toolkit Workbook.


Matthew Freeman

Matthew Freeman specializes in facilitating challenging conversations so that groups can find new solutions to intractable problems like poverty, racism, or immigration issues. He has over 15 years' experience working on race and diversity issues, equity, civic engagement, and organizational development. As a graduate of CTF, he is passionate about continuing this program's individual and community transfromation impact!


Ebony Walden

Ebony Walden has over a decade of community development experience working with a diversity of practitioners and residents to transform communities. At Ebony Walden Consulting, she leverages her experience as an urban planner and community builder to design and faciltate community workshops, trainings and engagement processes that explore race, equity and the creation of more just and inclusive communities.


Abigail Ballew

Abigail Ballew works with IofC USA on racial healing programming and manages the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship (CTF). For the past seven years, Abigail has engaged in facilitated dialogues in a variety of capacities as a way to foster new relationships and build trust across divides of identity. She is also an alumna of IofC USA's CTF (2015-2016) and the Caux Scholars Program (2017) and holds Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Social Work.


Guest Faculty


Tee Turner and Rob Corcoran

Tee Turner
(right): A native of Richmond, VA, he is a pastor and activist with more than 25 years of experience designing programs, mobilizing people, and training community leaders. He serves on the City of Richmond Slave Trail Commission and was instrumental in establishing the Reconciliation Triangle between Richmond, Liverpool, U.K., and Benin, West Africa.

Rob Corcoran (left): is founder of Hope in the Cities, Initiatives of Change's national flagship program. Rob has conducted trustbuilding workshops in Australia, India, Europe, South Africa, and Brazil, and convened numerous national and international forums. He collaborated on a dialogue guide for President Clinton's Initiative on Race. He is the author of Trustbuilding: an honest conversation on race, reconciliation and responsibility.