Jan Inglis has taught the Culture and Conflict graduate course in the Conflict Analysis and Engagement program and served as workshop and graduate residency adjunct faculty at Antioch University Midwest, and also taught in the Environment, Conflict, and Justice Program in Peace Studies at Selkirk College. She has written and presented widely on systemic change and public engagement in complex issues, especially those related to climate change. Such efforts integrate her education from Tilburg University, The Netherlands, Ph.D. Candidate in Social Construction; Schumacher College, University of Plymouth, UK, MS in Holistic Science; University of Puget Sound, Washington, BS in Occupational Therapy; Brandon University, Manitoba, BA in Sociology/Psychology.
Jan has been motivated by questioning how people faced challenges and potentially found ways to transform the seemingly overwhelming situations they find themselves in. This led her through several careers including a focus on individual well-being as an occupational therapist and body focused psychotherapist. To work on social and ecological well-being, her studies led her to adult development, complexity sciences, citizen engagement, public issue analysis, and deliberative democracy. She brought that background to attempts to analyze the challenges that we all, as global citizens, face in addressing climate change, and that stimulated further study into how we socially construct our unsustainable frameworks for governance and economics, and need to co-construct more sustainable practices. This study became the focus of her doctoral dissertation.