Amanda Feller

Associate Professor of Communication

Associate Professor of Communication Amanda Feller

Status:On Sabbatical

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, 2002
  • M.S., California Institute of Integral Studies, 2000
  • M.S., Portland State University, 1995
  • B.A., University of Denver, 1990


Amanda Feller is an Associate Professor in School of Arts and Communication at Pacific Lutheran University. Her teaching, scholarship and practitioner work combines communication theory, conflict management and pedagogy. She particularly focuses on the method of dialogue in learning and peacebuilding. She works extensively with two peacebuilding organizations: (1) the International Association of Transformative Learning and (2) the Peace and Conflict Division of the National Communication Association. She works with NGOs using dialogue and transformative learning to create community and to build peace. She lends her expertise to individuals an groups facing challenges, problems, communication barriers and conflicts. Her publications, invited lectures and workshops address these same areas with regard to central concepts and skills. Amanda has led courses and conducted research in and about locations such as Kosovo, Macedonia, Northern Ireland and Norway. She holds a BA from the University of Denver, an MS from Portland State University, and an MA and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her first teachers were Don and Mary Feller, her parents, with whom she shares passions for travel, education, and gardening.