David Hooker

Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

100 Hesburgh Center
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-0361
dhooker@nd.edu

David Hooker


Areas of expertise: Post-conflict community building, environmental justice, public policy and social justice, multi-party conflicts, negotiation, mediation


David Hooker is Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. He is a core faculty member of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, an integral part of the Keough School.

Hooker has worked with communities, governments, and international NGOs and civil society organizations on post-conflict community building, environmental justice, and other issues of public policy and social justice. He has managed multi-party conflicts, conducted workshops, and consulted across the U.S. and around the world.

Hooker also is a lawyer who has represented the State of Georgia as an Assistant Attorney General. He has taught graduate courses in negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, conflict analysis, trauma healing, and conflict transformation at Eastern Mennonite University.

From 2010-2015, Hooker was a Senior Fellow for Community Engagement Strategies at the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. He is President & Principal Consultant of CounterStories Consulting, LLC, where his work focuses on narrative alignment for civic, community, and faith leaders.

Hooker is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.S./B.S.) in Atlanta, Georgia; the University of Massachusetts Amherst (M.P.H. & M.P.A.); Emory University’s School of Law (J.D.); and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology (M.Div.). He earned his Ph.D. from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.