Terrie R. McCants has recently returned from Kabul, Afghanistan, where she was the Executive Director for the President's Office at the American University of Afghanistan. In that role she provided a broad range of support, guidance, and policy advice to department management and senior leadership regarding aspects of governance, corporate communications, and support in ensuring the University’s adherence to applicable policies, procedures, applicable laws, rules, regulations, guidelines and policies. During the last five months of her employ, she served as Director of Human Resources.
Before arriving in Kabul in early 2018, McCants was the Program Director for the Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates in Conflict Resolution, and the Co-Coordinator for the Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies Minor at Kansas State University, USA. Her area of focus was on Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Divided Societies, and in that vein, she facilitated two study abroad courses; one on Peace and Conflict in Northern Ireland (even-numbered years), and the other on Sustainable Peace in Post-Apartheid South Africa (odd-numbered years). She holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and was a state-approved mediator, mentor mediator, and mediation trainer. She has advanced training in workplace, public policy, divorce and child-custody, and parent/adolescent mediation. Her recent work has been in the area of Conflict Coaching.
McCants also served as a facilitation associate with K-State’s Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy. In that capacity, she facilitated various strategic/comprehensive plans and departmental/organizational leadership retreats for local, state, and regional entities, and was one of the trainers for their annual Public Issues Facilitation Workshop.
Besides teaching as a clinical associate professor, McCants was also the Mediation Coordinator for Kansas State University and the Program Director for Riley/Geary Counties Domestic Mediation Services, a community program devoted to providing quality, affordable mediation services for families and co-mediation mentorship for K-State students. She served as President of the Board of Directors for Heartland Mediators’ Association (a multi-state mediation association), and also served two terms on the Kansas State Supreme Court’s Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution.
She is the recipient of:
Heartland Mediators Association’s Acorn Award (2017)
K-State’s International Educator of the Year (2016)
University Professional & Continuing Education Association’s Award for Outstanding Program: Credit (2016)
Dean Barbara S. Stowe Endowed Faculty Development Fund Award (2013)
K-State’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011)
University Professional & Continuing Education Association’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011)
K-State’s College of Human Ecology’s Myers-Alford Teach Award for Outstanding Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching (2010)
Contact Terrie R. McCants via email.