Jennifer Ball

Jennifer Ball

Assistant Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies
Ball holds a PhD in Rural Studies, with a focus on Sustainable Rural Communities, from the University of Guelph. Her research interests pertain broadly to women’s community based peacebuilding, Circle as pedagogy & community engagement process, community resilience, rural planning & community development, and narrative methodologies.  
Lowell Ewert

Lowell Ewert

Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies

Ewert completed a BA at Tabor College (1975), his Juris Doctor at Washburn University College of Law (1977), and his L.L.M. in International Law at Washington College of Law, The American University, Washington, D.C. (1988). His graduate work focused on human rights, peace and development issues.

Marlene Epp

Marlene Epp

Professor of History and Peace and Conflict Studies

Epp completed her BA at the University of Manitoba, her MA at the University of Waterloo and received her PhD from the University of Toronto in 1996. Her primary areas of teaching and research are in the areas of Mennonite history, gender studies, the history of immigration and ethnicity in Canada, and the history of peace.

Narendran Kumarakulasingam

Adjunct Instructor

Narendran Kumarakulasingam holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC.  He is a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University (2014-2017); an Honorary Research Fellow with the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban (2015-2018); and an Associate Editor of Journal of Narrative Politics.

Nathan Funk

Nathan Funk

Chair of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program

Funk earned his PhD in International Relations (2000) from the American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C. Before commencing his doctoral studies, he completed a B.A in Global Community Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in 1994. He has lived in the Middle East and South Asia, designed Internet courses on peace and conflict resolution, and worked on research and training projects for the United States Institute of Peace.

Paul Heidebrecht.

Paul Heidebrecht

Adjunct Assistant Professor and Director of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement

Paul Heidebrecht is the inaugural director of the CPA, and teaches courses in Peace and Conflict Studies and Theological Studies. His current research interests reflect a range of academic fields and professional experiences, including the intersection of social innovation and peacebuilding, political advocacy and social ethics, and technology and moral formation.

Contact:
519-885-0220 ext. 24225
paul.heidebrecht@uwaterloo.ca
Office: CGUC 4203

Rachel Reist.

Rachel Reist

Peace and Conflict Studies Undergraduate Academic and Administrative Officer & Internship Coordinator

Rachel Reist received a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo in 2014 and currently works as the Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator for Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS). She has spent time living in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Washington, DC. During her time in Washington, she worked with the international anti-militarization movement SOA Watch doing grassroots organizing and event coordination. She continued to serve on the Board for SOA Watch from 2014-2017 as the representative for Canada and for one year as the Council Coordinator. 

Reina Neufeldt

Reina Neufeldt

Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies

Neufeldt’s research interests include the ethics of peacebuilding, civil society peacebuilding, the relationship between peacebuilding and development, ethno-national conflict, reflective practice, monitoring and evaluation.  She has worked with a number of nongovernmental organizations on peacebuilding, including Catholic Relief Services and Mennonite Central Committee. 

Seth Ratzlaff.

Seth Ratzlaff

Administrative Officer and Graduate Studies Coordinator

Seth Ratzlaff completed a Master’s of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo in 2018. Prior to which he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Honours English, Rhetoric and Professional Writing, at the University of Waterloo in 2014. As the Administrative Officer and Graduate Studies Coordinator in Peace and Conflict Studies, he works primarily with the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies students from admission to convocation.

Sur Baker

Sue Baker

Manager of Certificate Program in Conflict Management

Baker joined the Peace and Conflict Department of Conrad Grebel University College in 2008, following positions in the Operations Department and the Academic Deans Office of the College. She brings to this role a background in business administration and marketing, both in the corporate and not for profit sectors, with significant training in the Customer Service field, as a ten year employee at Delta Hotels Corporate Office. 

Eric Lepp

Eric Lepp

Visiting Assistant Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies

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