Jon is an applied anthropologist and interculturality specialist with 30 yearsï¿½ involvement in intercultural and cross-cultural training. He has a broad undergraduate background in philosophy, sociology and fine art, an MA in theology of symbols, an MDiv in intercultural counseling, and an MPhil qualification and PhD in social anthropology from University of Cambridge UK specializing in African primal religions. He is an expert in African cultures, belief systems, religiosity and problem-solving, South of Sahara Islam, ATRs, popular Christianity, and the cross-cultural interface between African and Western cultural systems in general. He speaks six languages, is the founder and former director of Tamale Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies (www.ticcs.org), and the former chair of Cross-Cultural Studies at Washington Theological Union, DC. He has conducted research and published extensively in the areas of culture, human and social development. As a CP/PAT he specializes in intercultural/ interreligious dialogue, and problem-solving, intercultural competence, role-transitioning, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding and reconciliation from a cultural pathways perspectiveï¿½especially with racially and ethnically diverse couples, intergenerational groups, businesses, corporate entities, churches, ministers, priests, and members of religious congregations--using action methods, especially sociometry, sociodrama, bibliodrama, and ï¿½culture-drama,ï¿½ which he personally developed. He has recently become a Qualified Administrator (QA) of the Intercultural Development Inventory and the Intercultural Conflict Styles Inventory of Hammer Consulting LLC which he uses in bridging diversity. He is the author or editor of 25 books and more than 60 articles. Some relevant publications include: A Culture-drama Workbook; Reconciling Culture based Conflicts with Culture-Drama, with Gong, Shu; Peacebuilding in Northern Ghana: Cultural Themes and Ethnic Conflict; The Power and the Glory: Popular Religion in Northern Ghana; Culture and the Kingdom; Earth Shrines: Prison or Sanctuary? Ghanaï¿½s Witch Camps and the Culture of Rights; and Mending Structures for Mending Hearts.