drissa kone profileDirector of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution & Ministry

Dr. Drissa Kone is currently serving as the local minister of Belvedere Family Community in Westchester.

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



  • http://accolades.norwich.edu/ 06/2018/ Can Diplomatic Communication Effectively Address Cultural Diversity Issues Between the U.S. and the Muslim World?
  • https://appliedunificationism.com/2018/01/08


Cultural Diversity and Conflict Transformation

Spiritual Mentoring

Clergy Assessment and Career Development

Ecumenism and Interfaith