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Justin D. Bibee

Justin D. Bibee

Refugee Resettlement Practitioner at Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

Dr. Justin D. Bibee serves as assistant director for the refugee resettlement department at
Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island. With an extensive background in supporting
refugees from a wide range of countries and regions, Dr. Bibee plays a pivotal role in facilitating
the successful resettlement of displaced individuals and families in the United States.

As assistant director, Dr. Bibee leads a team of ten refugee resettlement case managers, who
serve as the initial point of contact for refugees arriving in the United States. He first joined the
agency in 2021 as a refugee resettlement case manager himself, providing intensive and
comprehensive support to newcomers, assisting with their immediate needs, such as securing
housing and essential services.

In addition to his work in Rhode Island, Dr. Bibee undertook a United Nations internship in
Tanzania as part of his graduate studies, conducting research in the Nyarugusu, Nduta, and
Mtendeli refugee camps in 2017. He holds a B.A in Justice Studies, an M.A. in Peacebuilding,
and a Ph.D. in Peacebuilding.