Organizing Dialogue, Experience and Knowledge for Complex Problem-Solving

Conflict and Tai Chi – Participants

Below is the list of registered participants in the Re-solving Conflict workshop.


  • James

    James Cumming

    James Cumming was initially trained as a civil engineer, became an assistant professor and consultant to Swedish development projects in Laos and Vietnam on technical communication, going on to facilitate multicultural communities and multinational groups addressing issues of language, culture, power differences, and change. In 2004 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and practices Tai Chi for its health and wellness benefits.

  • jimmyilson

    Jimmy Ilson

    Jimmy Ilson is an artist, tai chi practitioner and instructor, avid gardener, folk guitar player, and writer of short poems. He also teaches high school art in Western Massachusetts.


  • Zach McDowell

    Zach McDowell

    Zach is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Communication at UMass Amherst. His research is focused on how digital systems, particularly “open access” systems, influence how we create culture. His dissertation research is a media archaeology of musical mashups. Zach is a Wikipedia Teaching Fellow and a Campus Ambassador for the Wikipedia Education Program, as well as a Doctoral Fellow at the National Center for Digital Government. He is the co-founder and editor of the open access journal communication +1.