Faculty

Collaboration is at the core of our faculty and student relationships. Our faculty members are internationally-recognized scholars and practitioners in fields including cross-cultural conflict and intergroup relations, democratic development, environmental governance and sustainability, gender studies, global health, international relations and political economy, mediation, and negotiation.

Learn more about our faculty’s recent scholarship.

Department Chair and Graduate Program Directors

J. Samuel Barkin
Professor and Chair, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School

617.287.7489
Samuel.Barkin@umb.edu

International relations theory and international organization, with particular attention to global environmental politics, international monetary politics, theories of sovereignty, and constructivist theory

Paul Kowert
Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and International Relations Master's Program Director

617.287.6942
Paul.Kowert@umb.edu

International relations theory, U.S.-Japan relations, foreign policy analysis, political psychology, research design

Stacy D. VanDeveer
Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School and Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program Director

617.287.4135
stacy.vandeveer@umb.edu

global resources and energy politics, global environmental and resource governance, comparative politics, European Union, environmental change, human security

Eben Weitzman
Associate Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School and Conflict Resolution Graduate Program Director

617.287.7238
Eben.Weitzman@umb.edu

Organizational Conflict, Intra-group Conflict in Mediation, Cultural Differences in Attitudes toward Conflict, Effects of Cooperation and Competition on Small Group Processes, Computer-aided Data Analysis in Qualitative Research

Faculty

Rita Kiki Edozie
Associate Dean and Professor, McCormack Graduate School

617.287.7231
RitaKiki.Edozie@umb.edu

African affairs, global development, comparative democratization, international political economy, race and identity

Maria Ivanova
Associate Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School

617.287.7489
Maria.Ivanova@umb.edu

Global governance, resilience and fragility, international organizations, science-policy interface, environmental conventions, climate change governance, United States foreign environmental policy, United Nations reform, sustainability on campuses and in organizations, Sustainable Development Goals

Margaret P. Karns
Visiting Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, McCormack Graduate School

617-287-7489
margaret.karns@umb.edu

International Politics, International Organizations and Global Governance, the United Nations System, Foreign Policy Analysis, U.S. Foreign Policy and Multilateral Institutions, Post-conflict Peacebuilding and Women and leadership in Global Governance

Darren Kew
Executive Director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development; McCormack Graduate School

617.287.7428
Darren.Kew@umb.edu

Civil Society and Transnational Civil Society Development, International Security and Crisis Intervention in Africa, Conflict Resolution Efforts as Grassroots Approaches to Promoting Democracy, Conflict and Democracy in Africa (especially Nigeria), Culture and Religion, International Negotiation, Nation-building

David E. Matz
Professor Emeritus, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School

617.287.7489
David.Matz@umb.edu

Strategies for Practitioners to Build Trust in Conflict Situations, the Integration of Mediation into Organizational and Judicial Systems, Arab-Israeli Negotiations, Sharing Jerusalem

Jeffrey Pugh
Assistant Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School

617.287.7489
Jeffrey.Pugh@umb.edu

Peace and Conflict Studies , International Studies , Latin American Politics, Institutions (Political Science) , Refugee Studies, Migration Studies , Social Movements

Karen Ross
Assistant Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School

617.287.7489
Karen.Ross@umb.edu

Peace education, dialogue, research methodology, grassroots peace-building, social movements

Courtenay Sprague
Associate Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School and College of Nursing and Health Sciences

617-287-4596
Courtenay.Sprague@umb.edu

Health equity, HIV, social constructions of health and illness, gender health inequalities, qualitative research methods

Faculty Fellows

Anna Agathangelou
Faculty Fellow, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School

617-287-7489
anna.agathangelou@umb.edu

Globalization, Politics and Government, Empire and Contemporary Imperialism, Securities Studies, Feminist and Postcolonial Theory and Praxis

Cynthia H. Enloe
Faculty Fellow, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance
McCormack Graduate School

617-287-7489
cynthia.enloe@umb.edu

Interactions of Feminism, Women, Militarized Culture, War, Politics, and Globalized Economics

B. Jane L. Parpart
Faculty Fellow, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School

617.287.4597
Jane.Parpart@umb.edu

Development, Gender Studies, Social Policy, Conflict and (In)security

Timothy M. Shaw
Faculty Fellow, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School

617.287.4598
Timothy.Shaw@umb.edu

International Political Economy, Human Development and Human Security, African and Caribbean Regions

Affiliated Faculty

Teri Aronowitz
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing

617.287.7493
Teri.Aronowitz@umb.edu

Promoting Resilience in Urban at-Risk Minority Youth, Sexual Health Issues, Mother-Daughter Sexual Communication, Sexual Assault, College Health, STIs

Joseph M. Brown
Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts

617.287.6901
Joseph.Brown@umb.edu

International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Non-State Actors, Signaling, Research Methods

Elora Halim Chowdhury
Associate Professor and Chair of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Liberal Arts

617.287.6764
Elora.Chowdhury@umb.edu

Transnational feminisms, critical development studies, gender violence, narrative and film with an emphasis on South Asia

Dolly Daftary
Assistant Professor, International Development, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development

617.287.4769
Dolly.Daftary@umb.edu

Institutional change, social and economic change processes, market-driven policy paradigms, political economy of development, agrarian change, democratic decentralization, electoral politics, civil society, markets, political society, identity and cultural politics, resource-dependent communities, political ecology, human-environment interaction, survey research, mixed methods research, ethnographic fieldwork, qualitative methods

Leila Farsakh
Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts

617.287.6932
leila.farsakh@umb.edu

Middle East Politics, Comparative Politics, Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Michael Johnson
Professor and Chair, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School

617.287.6967
michael.johnson@umb.edu

Management science planning models for public-sector facility location and service delivery, with applications to assisted housing and senior services

Michelle Jurkovich
Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts

617.287.6993
Michelle.Jurkovich@umb.edu

Politics of food security, economic, and social Rights; transnational activism, international organizations, non-governmental organizations

Paul Kowert
Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and International Relations Master's Program Director

617.287.6942
Paul.Kowert@umb.edu

International relations theory, U.S.-Japan relations, foreign policy analysis, political psychology, research design

Adugna Lemi
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts

617.287.6962
adugna.lemi@umb.edu

International Trade and Finance, Multinational Corporations, Development Economics, International Political Economy, Poverty and Income Dynamics

Heather MacIndoe
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, Public Policy PhD Program, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School

617.287.4861
Heather.Macindoe@umb.edu

Nonprofit Organizations, Philanthropy, Public and Private Funding for Social Services, Organizational Theory

Gillian MacNaughton
Assistant Professor of Public Policy of Excluded Populations, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development

617.287.4335
Gillian.MacNaughton@umb.edu

International economic and social rights, the right to health, equality and nondiscrimination, human rights impact assessment and indicators

C. Heike Schotten
Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts

617-287-6920
heike.schotten@umb.edu

History of Western Political Thought, Political Theory and Philosophy, Nietzsche, U.S. Feminist Theory, Feminist Political Theory, Queer Theory

Amy E. Smith
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, Public Administration Program, McCormack Graduate School

617.287.6975
amye.smith@umb.edu

Public Management, Social Networks Impact on Regulatory Settings, Organizational Behavior and Theory

Ursula Tafe
Senior Lecturer of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts

617.287.6922
ursula.tafe@umb.edu

International Organization, Democratic Peace Theory