Jacquelyn Bleak is the program manager for Student Mediation Services (SMS) on campus. SMS offers services such as mediation, facilitation, and conflict coaching to students and student organizations. Jacquelyn also teaches courses with the School of Peace and Conflict Studies. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio before earning a BA in Applied Conflict Management and Political Science with an emphasis in International relations from Kent State University. Jacquelyn worked as a social worker before relocating to the east coast for graduate school.
Jacquelyn earned an MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and focused much of her research on gender and disability conflicts in the workplace. Jacquelyn worked for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mediation program at the Keybridge Center for Mediation in Washington, D.C. before coming back to Kent State to develop SMS.
M.S., Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, 2012, B.A., Applied Conflict Management, Kent State University, 2009, B.A., Political Science, Kent State University, 2009