UMass Boston

Department Chair

Courtenay Sprague, PhD

Graduate Program Directors

Joseph M. Brown, PhD
International Relations MA Program  (617) 287-6901

J. Samuel Barkin, PhD 
Global Governance and Human Security PhD and Master’s Degree

Jeffrey Pugh, PhD
Conflict Resolution Master's and Certificate Degree


Jason Fasano, Administrative Assistant, (617) 287-7489
Office: Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 128A

Kelly Ward Mason, Program Manager, (617) 287-7415
Office: Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 107

Leigh Murphy, Program and Operations Manager, (617) 287-7362
Office: Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 109

Full-Time Faculty

  • J. Samuel Barkin, Graduate Program Director/Professor, International Relations Theory and International Organizations
  • Joseph Brown, Graduate Program Director/Associate Professor, Terrorism, Protest and State Repression, and International Relations
  • Rita Kiki Edozie, Interim Dean, Professor
  • Darren Kew, Associate Professor
  • Mehr Latif, Assistant Professor, Conflict Resolution, Radicalization, Collective Movements, and Qualitative Methods
  • Jeffrey Pugh, Graduate Program Director/Associate Professor, Conflict Resolution, Immigration, and Peace Education
  • Karen Ross,  Associate Professor, Peacebuilding, Peace Education, and Research Methodology
  • Courtenay Sprague, Department Chair/Associate Professor of Global Health 
  • Stacy VanDeveer, Professor
  • Eben Weitzman, Associate Professor

Lecturers, Scholars and Faculty Fellows

Affiliated Faculty