Faculty & Staff

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Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

NAME (LINK TO FACULTY PROFILE)  OFFICE EMAIL PHONE 
Patricia Schechter
Professor, Interim Director
MCB 135A

schechterp@pdx.edu

503-725-3007
Harry Anastasiou
Professor
MCB 131

harrya@pdx.edu

503-725-9711
Barbara Tint
Professor
MCB 131

tint@pdx.edu

503-725-3505
Vandy Kanyako
Assistant Professor 
 
MCB 131

vkanyako@pdx.edu

503-725-9201
Rachel Cunliffe
Assistant Professor
MCB 131

rachel.cunliffe@pdx.edu

503-725-9195


Non-Tenure Track Faculty

NAME (LINK TO FACULTY PROFILE)  OFFICE EMAIL PHONE 
Robert Gould
Assistant Professor
MCB 131

gouldr@pdx.edu

503-725-3502
503-675-0982
Amanda Byron
Assistant Professor
website
MCB 131

abyron@pdx.edu

503-725-9170
Tom Hastings
Assistant Professor
MCB 131

hastings@pdx.edu

503-725-9173
       

Adjunct Faculty

 

NAME  EMAIL
Molly Wallace, Adjunct Instructor

mw29@pdx.edu

Molly Wallace is a visiting scholar in Portland State’s Conflict Resolution Program and contributing editor of the Peace Science Digest at the War Prevention Initiative.  Previously, she taught in the International Affairs and Political Science Programs at the University of New Hampshire and Brown University.  Her recent book, Security without Weapons: Rethinking Violence, Nonviolent Action, and Civilian Protection, explores nonviolent alternatives for civilian protection in war zones—and particularly the unarmed civilian peacekeeping work of Nonviolent Peaceforce in Sri Lanka.  More broadly, her research and teaching interests include nonviolent action; conflict resolution/transformation; military desertion/defection; peacebuilding and development; transitional justice and reconciliation; humanitarian intervention, civilian protection, and the “Responsibility to Protect” in postcolonial contexts; discursive and psychological conditions enabling political violence; gender and global politics; and international ethics.

Dr. Wallace earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Brown University and her B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Mount Holyoke College.  She served for several years as a volunteer mediator with the Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island and previously worked with non-governmental organizations in the fields of conflict resolution and international affairs in Washington, DC.

 

Patrick Hiller, Adjunct Instructor

philler@pdx.edu

Patrick T. Hiller holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University and a M.A. in Human Geography from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. He teaches at the Conflict Resolution Program at Portland State University. Following an interdisciplinary approach, his work and research interests encompass war and peace, conflict resolution, peace studies, environmental issues, ethnicity, human rights, nationalism, social justice, Mexico, Latin America, social/peace movements, identity formation, culture and conflict and migration. He studied and worked on those topics while living in Germany, Mexico and the United States.

Patrick is the Vice-President of the International Peace Research Association Foundation and served on the Executive Committee of the Governing Council of the International Peace Research Association (2012-2016). He served on the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War (2013-2016), he is member of the Advisory Council of the organizations International Cities of Peace and PeaceVoice/PeaceVoiceTV, member of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Peace Institute, member of the Peace and Security Funders Group as well as member of the Peace and Justice Studies Association. He is the founding editor of the Peace Science Digest.

In his free time, Patrick enjoys the outdoors and is a committed triathlete. He lives in Hood River, Oregon with his wife and son.

 
John Shuford, Adjunct Instructor

jo6@pdx.edu

John Shuford, J.D., Ph.D. teaches in the PSU Conflict Resolution Program and the Justice Studies Program of the Royal Roads University School of Humanitarian Studies (Canada).  Prior to returning to his hometown of Portland, Dr. Shuford taught Philosophy and Law at Gonzaga University, directed its Institute for Hate Studies, and edited the Journal of Hate Studies.  He is generally interested in the functioning of emotion and cognition in constructive and destructive conflict, as well as the roles that law and policy, social institutions, and civil society actors may play in social conflict and conflict transformation.  Governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and major media outlets – including the U.S. Department of State, the US Institute of Peace, the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud of Norway, The New York Times, ESPN.com, and The Toronto Star – have utilized his professional perspective.  Dr. Shuford is currently developing The Encyclopedia of Hate:  A Global Study of Social Enmity (ABC-CLIO, 2019) and has given invited talks at the Coventry University Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations, the Oslo and Ashkerhus University College of Applied Sciences, the UN CSW NGO, and the University of Indiana Law School.  Many of his articles, interviews, and videos are available through SSRN or the Hate Studies Policy Research Institute.

 


Program Administrator

NAME OFFICE EMAIL PHONE

Aislyn Matias

MCB 131

aislyn.matias@pdx.edu

503-725-9175