Dr. Andria Wisler became the Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service at Georgetown University in January 2013.
She first joined the Georgetown community in Fall 2008 as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the Program on Justice and Peace (JUPS) and served as Director of that program from January 2011 -
December 2013. Under her leadership, CSJ has deepened its engagement in Washington, DC, increased diverse opportunities for student involvement, reduced barriers to engaging in service, and overseen successful grant/contract writing totaling $3.5 million. Andria has been awarded the prestigious American Council on Education fellowship for AY2020-2021.
Andria received her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education and Philosophy from Columbia University and master's in International Educational Development and Peace Education from Teachers College. Her research and teaching are in the fields of peace education, conflict transformation, and international educational development. Andria is deeply interested in the intersection of higher education and societal conflict and committed to how higher education can – through utilization of its diverse resources and
community based experiential learning – contribute to the creation of a more just and humane world.
Andria’s commitment to social justice began as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame and has been a continuing thread through her work for social change in various parts of the world, including in Tanzania and Turkmenistan. After graduating from university, Andria began her vocation within education as a school teacher at an independent Catholic school, the Cornelia Connelly Center (CCC), which serves girls from low-income immigrant families of the Lower East Side, New York City. She served as an invited member of the Board of Trustees of the CCC for six years and welcomes their 20 8th grade young
women to the Hilltop each Spring as part of their field trip to Washington, DC.
At Georgetown, Andria has been involved in many campus initiatives and programs. She participated in the inaugural group of Doyle Fellows, a campus initiative on inclusion and diversity, the Engelhard Initiative and, in the Fall 2010 semester, Andria was a faculty-in-residence in Georgetown’s Alanya, Turkey study abroad/community living-and-learning program. Recently, Andria served as co-chair of the University’s Advisory Board for Access and Affordability with Jason Low (’17), tasked with ensuring a more equitable Hoya experience for all students. She is the co-editor of a one of a kind volume, Peace
Education Evaluation (2015). She is married to Bill Rebeck, Professor of Neuroscience, whom she met at Georgetown; they are the parents of Jackson who is in the third grade.