Our Team


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Benjamin Cook

Director


Ben Cook is an associate professor at the BYU Law School and director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution. He teaches courses on negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution, and is certified as an Arbinger Institute facilitator. He is a Utah court-qualified mediator, and has developed and delivered workshops on dispute resolution in cities across the United States and in various countries. Ben trained as a mediator through the Harvard Mediation Program, and has taught negotiation at the Harvard Negotiation Institute.


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Emily de Schweinitz Taylor

Assistant Director


Emily Taylor is the assistant director at the Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution. A BYU graduate, Emily later earned master’s degrees from the University of Chicago (international policy) and the University of Denver (conflict resolution). As a mediator, author, and conflict coach, Emily enjoys presenting on and teaching about conflict resolution topics both on and off campus.


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Tyler Martin

CPCR Fellow


Tyler Martin is an undergraduate at BYU studying marriage and family counseling. With an additional interest in psychology and psychotherapy, he has a love for working with people and helping them resolve conflict. He is excited to be able to apply his studies to helping others find creative solutions in negotiation.


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Erika Magaoay

CPCR Fellow


Erika Magaoay is a senior in the Communications program at BYU. She plans to pursue a career in family law and is currently serving in the presidency of BYU’s Pre-Law Student Association. She is passionate about helping others find peace through creative problem solving.


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Baylie Nusink

CPCR Fellow


Baylie Nusink is a senior studying Environmental Science in the College of Life Sciences at BYU. As a student, she studies conflict resolution and researches plant community and wildfire ecology. She has presented data at the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting and has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications. She is interested in how alternative dispute resolution can provide solutions to conflicts around climate change, public lands, and environmental justice.