UMass Boston

Department Chair 

Courtenay Sprague, PhD

Graduate Program Directors

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

Stacy D. VanDeveer, PhD
Global Governance and Human Security PhD and Master’s Degree 

Karen Ross, PhD
Conflict Resolution Master's and Certificate Degree


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

Kelly Ward Mason, Assistant Director of Student Success, (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, Professor, International Relations Theory and International Organizations
  • Joseph Brown, Graduate Program Director of International Relations/Associate Professor, Terrorism, Protest and State Repression, and International Relations
  • Rita Kiki Edozie, Professor
  • Mehr Latif, Assistant Professor, Conflict Resolution, Radicalization, Collective Movements, and Qualitative Methods
  • Jeffrey Pugh, Associate Professor, Conflict Resolution, Immigration, and Peace Education
  • Karen Ross,  Graduate Program Director of Conflict Resolution Programs/Associate Professor, Peacebuilding, Peace Education, and Research Methodology
  • Courtenay Sprague, Department Chair/Associate Professor of Global Health 
  • Catriona Standfield
  • Stacy VanDeveer, Graduate Program Director of GGHS Programs/Professor
  • Eben Weitzman, Associate Professor

Lecturers, Scholars and Faculty Fellows

Affiliated Faculty