As Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at Wellesley College, Victor

Kazanjian nurtures the religious and spiritual life of the College,

building community among people of diverse religious backgrounds and

working with faculty, staff and students to incorporate spirituality

into the educational experience.

Victor also serves as Co-director of the Peace & Justice Studies

Program at Wellesley and is a lecturer in this academic program. The

Peace & Justice Studies Program provides students with an

opportunity to integrate in a program of study the many areas of

intellectual inquiry relating to the historical and contemporary search

for a peaceful and just society and world. He co-teaches the

introductory level course in this program entitled Introduction to the

Study of Conflict, Justice and Peace.

A graduate of Harvard University and the Episcopal Divinity School in

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dean Kazanjian is an ordained priest in the

Episcopal Church. Prior to joining Wellesley College in February 1993,

he served as Director of Program Development at Episcopal City Mission

in Boston, an organization which works to address the systemic causes of

poverty and injustice through the support of religious and

community-based groups in Eastern Massachusetts. Earlier, he served

congregations and community organizations in the South Bronx, New York,

San Francisco, California and Milton, Massachusetts, where he developed

multi-faith models of interpersonal and institutional change. Dean

Kazanjian has also worked with congregations and organizations around

issues of diversity and difference as a part of building effective

working teams and healthy communities.