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Dr. Terry Beitzel

Phone: (540) 568-4250

Email: beitzetd@jmu.edu 

The Gandhi Center is administered through the Department of Justice Studies.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a distinguished group of community leaders working with JMU faculty to provide oversight and guidance for the Center’s operations and programs. This vital Board supports the Gandhi Award for Global Nonviolence and meets regularly to share ideas and promote the ideals of the Center.

Faculty Affiliates

Faculty Affiliates work with the Board of Trustees to establish creative and collaborative relationships in support of the Center and its activities.  Faculty supervise interns, conduct research, teach and develop courses, and facilitate Center activities on and off campus on behalf of the Center. 


The founder for the Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence is Dr. Sushil Mittal, who established the Center in 2005. Under his leadership the Gandhi Center developed student internships, summer programs from community school children and visiting scholar opportunities for persons studying the Gandhian approach to human conflict.  Dr. Mittal currently serves as Professor of Hinduism in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.