drissa kone profileDirector of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution & Ministry

He obtained his bachelor of arts in education in the Ivory Coast in 2007. He worked there as a teacher before moving to America later that year. Dr. Kone earned a Master of divinity at the Unification Theological Seminary (UTS) in 2012, and a master in conflict management and negotiation at Norwich University in 2014. He obtained a doctorate of ministry in peace and justice at UTS, focusing on transformational leadership and the effective management of cross-cultural conflict between communities.


  • D.Min., Unification Theological Seminary
  • MDY., Norwich University
  • MDiv., Unification Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Cocody University Ivory Coast


Articles and Books:


  • MDiv Courses: 1. Spiritual Mentoring 2. Cultural Diversity and Conflict Transformation, 2. Leadership and Congregational Development 3. Islam 4. Ecumenism and Interfaith.
  • Master of Arts in Peace Studies: 1. Diplomacy and Faith-Based Diplomacy, 2. Formation and Self Care for Peace Professionals, 3. Restorative and Transitional Justice in post Conflict Societies.
  • Doctoral of Ministry Courses: 1. Multiculturalism, Diversity and Non-violent Conflict Resolution MIN 2. The Changing Face of Society: Diversity and Its Impact on Ministry