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Phyllis Hildreth the Vice President for Institutional Strategy and Academics at American Baptist College. Hildreth joined the Institute for Conflict Management in May 2010 and now serves as Adjunct Professor for the institute. She also serves as Adjunct Professor for Lipscomb’s Institute for Law, Justice & Society. Her experience includes serving as a Chief Counsel in the Office of the Public Defender for the State of Maryland, as Deputy Secretary for the State of Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice, and as the first Managing Director for the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Maryland, and completed a Master’s in Conflict Management from Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management. Hildreth served on the adjunct faculty of the University of Baltimore School of Law in the Legal Analysis, Research and Writing Program. She currently serves as the Mayor’s appointee to the Community Oversight Board. She also is a board member for the Centennial Park Conservancy, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Tennesseans for alternative to the Death Penalty. Hildreth is a fiber artist, an entrepreneur, and a member of the Leadership Nashville Class of 2011.