"The means is dialogue, the end is learning, the purpose is peace." ~ Founder Dr. Jane Vella

J. Mark Bowers

John Mark Bowers is a Curriculum Specialist at the Chalmers Center for Economic Development where he has overseen the research, development, pilot-test, and publication of domestic (US) and international development curricula. Using best practices in dialogue education, Mark has trained field partners in microfinance with education and financial literacy, including church-based facilitators, NGO staff, and MFI lending associates. Mark earned a B.A. in Psychology from Bryan College and an M.A. in Intercultural Studies through Wheaton College while teaching at Quy Nhon University of Pedagogy in Quy Nhon, Vietnam. Outside of work, Mark enjoys reading and writing oral narratives, practicing foreign language, and creating community with friends and family.

J. Mark Bowers