Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies works for sustainable peace and justice through innovative education, interdisciplinary scholarship, advanced practice, and policy engagement.

  • Founded in 2007
  • Offers MA in Peace and Justice
  • Offers MA in Social Innovation
  • Focus areas: conflict analysis and resolution, human rights, development and human security, social innovation
  • Benefit from practice-oriented institutes and a center: the Institute for Peace and Justice, the Trans-Border Institute and the Center for Peace and Commerce (in partnership with the School of Business)


Patricia Márquez, PhD, DEAN

Louis Cappella, ASSISTANT DEAN, for Administration and Operations

Andrew Blum, PhD, DIRECTOR, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Everard Meade, PhD, DIRECTOR, Trans-Border Institute

Miranda Williamson, MA, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Graduate Student Services

Jessica López, MA, Academic Programs Manager


Ami Carpenter, PhD

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, PhD

William R. Headley, CSSp, PhD

Karen Henken, MBA

Cynthia Irmer, PhD

Christopher McDougal, PhD

Dustin Sharp, JD

Necla Tshirgi, PhD