Meet our Expert

Meet our Expert

Dr. Benjamin Earwicker

Dr. Ben Earwicker, Ph.D., has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, the administration of academic departments and state agencies, mediation, conciliation, and organizational consultation.  

Ben taught undergraduate university courses at the University of Otago and Northwest Nazarene University for nearly 14 years, and continues to manage dual enrollment/concurrent credit coursework with more than 30 high school teachers throughout the Pacific Northwest.  In 2016, Ben joined the Idaho Human Rights Commission, and serves as the state agency’s Director and Administrator.  Ben speaks Spanish with near-native proficiency and offers all training and services in both English and Spanish.

Ben began his career as a social worker at the Idaho Migrant Council/Salud y Provecho and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Infant Toddler Program and Family and Childrens Services (FACS).  He graduated from Northwest Nazarene University Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in social work, psychology, Spanish, and international studies.  After several years serving children and families in Idaho, Ben and his wife, Michelle, moved to New Zealand to pursue graduate studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.  There, Ben completed a Master’s Degree in International Studies while teaching undergraduate Spanish courses at the university.  He later pursued doctoral studies and research at the University of Otago, completing his Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Studies in 2011.  Currently, he is completing a J.D. at the University of Idaho’s College of Law.

Work with our Expert

Work with our Expert

Ben’s experience in education, administration, and organizational systems spans more than two decades.  He has the skills and expertise to help your organization succeed.  

In his roles as academic and government administrator at the Idaho Human Rights Commission, Ben has successfully mediated and conciliated dozens of disputes.  He has provided expert consulting and training to hundreds of businesses and thousands of participants.  His background in political science, psychology, and social work have prepared him to approach the most difficult and challenging conflicts with a fresh, new perspective.  

Whether you need up-to-date training in anti-discrimination employment law, organizational consulting, or mediation services, Ben has the skills and experience you need.  His engaging method of teaching, empathetic communication, and comprehensive approach to organizational change make him a perfect match for your most vexing challenges.  Contact us today to schedule training, mediation, or consultation with Dr. Earwicker

What People are saying

Ben has served diligently in and for the Dual Enrollment program at NNU. He has consistently provided valuable assistance as a mentor to high school faculty, instructional leader, workshop coordinator, and general supporter.

Dennis Waller, Ph.D.

Professor of Communications and
Dean of the Bridge Academy

In the classroom Dr. Earwicker is engaging, creative, professional, and authoritative all while being at ease and approachable. These are truly an excellent set of attributes for any classroom teacher. In visiting Dr. Earwicker’s classes I was impressed with his command of Spanish, history, Latin American and Spanish political movements, as well as contemporary music and entertainment in the Spanish language. I both learned and enjoyed myself in his classroom.

Mike Kipp, D.Min.

Professor of Practical Theology

Ben is a great asset to any organization. He has great written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, reliable, and innovative. Ben has a wonderful rapport with everyone he works with. I recommend Ben without reservation.

Joanna Vanderpool Black

Salt Lake Community College Advisor