Mark G. Chupp, MSW, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University, where he chairs the concentration in Community Practice for Social Change in the masters of social work program. He also directs international education programs at the Mandel School. His work over the past 25 years has focused on community building, community development and inter-group conflict transformation. Mark holds a Ph.D. in social welfare from Case Western Reserve University, a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. He live in Cleveland, Ohio, a strength-based city that has transformed itself into one of the most vibrant communities in the country.