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  • Phone: 617.287.7489
  • Fax: 617.287.7412

Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance
University of Massachusetts Boston
Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 128A
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston MA 02125-3393

Department Chair and Graduate Program Directors


  • Darren Kew (

Program Directors:

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Meet the Staff

Leigh Murphy, Program Manager, 617.287.7362
Specializes in program marketing, communications, recruitment, and finance.

Kelly Ward Mason, Program Manager, 617.287.7489
Specializes in student advising and support, marketing, event planning, and recruitment.

Mediation Service

Beacon2Beacon Mediation Service

Beacon2Beacon (B2B) is a team of Conflict Resolution students and faculty offering mediation services to members of the UMass Boston community who are experiencing conflict and seeking resolution.  more info.

Ways to Give

David Matz Fellowship

Support the Matz Fellowship, which engages students and alumni through continuing education and career workshops and to provide student scholarships. Read the history of the Matz Fellowship and Donate Now. See the Resources page for how to apply for fellowship.

Other Ways to Give 

If you would like to sponsor an internship, post a job opening, mentor a graduate student, offer a guest lecture, suggest a research project or partnership, or make a donation to support a scholarship or one of our many extracurricular activities, events, and conferences, we would love to hear from you at or 617.287.7489. You can also donate online to the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance.


Getting to Campus

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