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Faculty Ombuds


To make an appointment with the faculty ombuds, please call 361-825-6035

Faculty Ombuds Bio

Andy Piker is the faculty ombuds. He is an Associate Professor of Philosophy, with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. His training in conflict resolution has included: participation in the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and the International Peace and Security Symposium on Confict Prevention, Resolution, and Reconciliation in Bologna; mediation courses at Manousso Mediation in Houston and Dispute Resolution Services in Corpus Christi; facilitation and conflict resolution workshops at Dispute Resolution Services and the University of Texas at Austin; and ombuds training courses offered by the International Ombudsman Association. Dr. Piker is also a member of the International Ombudsman Association, and has worked as a mediator at Dispute Resolution Services since 2010. 

For more information on the role of a faculty ombudsman, please check the ombuds website here.