Social and Behavioral Sciences
||B.S.N., Ohio University
M.A., Ohio University
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Julie Putnam Hart, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace and Justice Studies at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. She received her M.A. in International Peace Studies in 1992 and PhD in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 1995. Hart was an Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies at Bethel College in Kansas from 1994-2006.
In 2003, she returned from a two-year sabbatical in Guatemala City with Mennonite Central Committee where she wrote a series of peace and justice texts to be used among church leaders throughout Central America. Two of these texts were published in Spanish in 2006. They include: Analysis y Transformacion del Conflicto Interpersonal and Creando Grupos Saludables. Hart has worked as a Reservist during summers with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Israel and the West Bank from 1997-2000 and Colombia 2004 to the present.
Hart’s research focuses on determinants of personal and social change. Her Masters Thesis examined Environmental Paradigm Shifts Among U.S. Political Elites from 1948-1992. Hart’s dissertation research explored the Impact of a Peer Mediation Program and Conflict Resolution Curriculum on an Elementary School Environment. Her current research involves determinants of significant attitude change regarding war and peace among U.S. Veterans and others.