Center Staff

David Kenley, PhD  kenley, David

Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking
121 Nicarry Hall | 717-361- 1238 |

 Dr. David Kenley (Ph.D. University of Hawaii, M.A. University of Utah, B.A. Brigham Young University) is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, but has lived for many years in West Virginia, Hawaii, and the Republic of China on Taiwan. Dr. Kenley has been at Elizabethtown College since 2004. His research focuses on the history of Asia, particularly modern China. Dr. Kenley's family (including his wife, Wendi, and their three children) enjoys skiing, hiking, and traveling. They live in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

 Select publications:

  •   New Culture in a New World:  The May Fourth Movement and the Chinese Diaspora, 1919-1932 (New York: Routledge Press, 2003).
  • Modern China (Michigan: Association for Asian Studies Press, 2012).
  • “History and Memory,” featured cover article for Education About Asia 14.1 (Spring 2009).
  • “Havana’s Public Spheres and Overseas Chinese Identity,” Huellas de china en este lado del atlantico (Habana: Feria Internacional del Libro, expected 2013).
  • “Overseas Print Capitalism and Chinese Nationalism in the Early Twentieth Century,” Rohit Chopra (ed.), Global Media, Cultures, and Identities (New York: Routledge Press, 2011).


For more information regarding Dr. Kenley's research and publications, see his vitae at

Kay L. Wolf
Program Manager
121 Nicarry Hall | 717-361-1147 |

Kay came to Elizabethtown College in August 2006 after working for Mennonite Central Committee--a relief, service, community development and peace agency. There, she was executive assistant to the director of the east coast office and a diverse group of 32 board members representing east coast states and Puerto Rico. She also was Package Design and Labeling Manager at Weaver Foods, Inc. (now Tyson Foods), where she served as liaison to advertising agencies in N.Y. and Philadelphia and the USDA in Washington, DC. She’s an organist with the Church of the Brethren and also volunteers with several nonprofits. Kay lives in Lititz and is parent of three adult children.

Ambassador John B. Craig john craig
Ambassador in Residence
Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking
121 Nicarry Hall | 717-361- 3757 |

  • School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC
  • International Relations, The National Defense University, Washington, DC

Select appointments and accomplishments:

  • 1998 appointed by President Bill Clinton as US Ambassador to Oman
  • 2001 Special Assistant to President George W. Bush
  • 2002 Scholar in Residence at Elizabethtown College
  • 2010 Ambassador in Residence at Elizabethtown College
  • 2011 Director of the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking

Jonathan E. Rudy Jonathan Rudy

I have more than twenty five years of learning from my mistakes in more than 30 countries in Asia and Africa. I have observed courage and grace in the midst of conflict.

Key lines of inquiry in Jon's work at this moment are;

  • the role of imagination in nonviolent approaches to conflict transformation;
  • interconnection between individuals and the environment;
  • the frequencies of subtle energies and mystery;
  • detachment, observation and non-judgment in creating dialogue space.

Jon has worked for/with; CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Catholic Relief Service, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Interfaith Center Conciliation and Nonviolence, Ka-ili-Yan Peacebuilding Institute, Lingana Foundation, Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Disaster Service, Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, On Earth Peace, Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, United States Institute of Peace, VS Networks

African experience in the following countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Central and Southeast Asia experience in the following countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Iran, Philippines, South Korea, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

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