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Jennifer Ball

Jennifer Ball

Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies
Jennifer 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.
Marlene Epp

Marlene Epp

Dean, Professor of History and Peace and Conflict Studies, Director of Mennonite Studies

Marlene 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.

Lowell Ewert

Lowell Ewert

Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies

Lowell 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. 

Nathan Funk

Nathan Funk

Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies

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 at American University, he completed a BA 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.

Professor Paul Heidebrecht Centre for Peace Advancement director

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.

Reina Neufeldt

Reina Neufeldt

Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies

Reina Neufeldt completed a BA at the University of Calgary (1994), her MA at York University, Toronto (1998), and her PhD at the School of International Service at American University, Washington D.C. (2005). In 2007-2008, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

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