Dr. Tom Cavanagh is Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University in the departments of Education and Ethnic Studies. He has had several extended Fulbright projects in New Zealand. His research and professional development activities focus on the areas of restorative justice and restorative practices in schools, exploring how we can create peaceful and caring relationships, and exploring what young people want to learn about peace. He also is engaged with how schools can use restorative practices to respond to student wrongdoing and conflict in conjunction with a culturally appropriate pedagogy of relations in classrooms. He has worked on developing and putting into practice a theory of a culture of care based on the principles of restorative justice.