Current Board Members

The voting membership of the Executive Council consists of one official representative per participating institution plus up to six at-large members as of March 2019. There are also currently five observer members.

​Alverno College David Brooker, Associate Professor, Political Science
Cardinal Stritch University —   Sarah Foust Vinson, Assistant Professor, English
Carthage College —  Jeffrey Roberg, Professor, Political Science
Edgewood CollegeNick Spina, Assistant Professor, Political Science
Madison College — Matthew Sargent, Instructor, Sociology
Marian University — David Leichter, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Humanities
Marquette University — Patrick Kennelly, Director, Center for Peacemaking
Mount Mary CollegeJordan Acker Anderson, Associate Professor and Chair, Art & Graphic Design 
Ripon College — Paul Jeffries, Associate Professor, Philosophy 
St. Norbert College — Robert Pyne, Senior Director of Community Engagement and Director, The Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire — Ali Abootalebi, Professor, Political Science 
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse — Deborah Buffton, Professor, History
University of Wisconsin–Madison — vacant 
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee — Jacques du Plessis, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies 
University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh — Michael Fonkem, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Services
University of Wisconsin–Parkside — Jonathan Shailor, Professor, Communication 
University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point — Eric Yonke (WIPCS associate director), Interim Dean, College of Letters and Science 
University of Wisconsin–Stout — Jim Handley, Senior Lecturer, Social Science


At-large members: (six possible)

Bridget Brown (UW-Milwaukee), Program Coordinator, Master of Sustainable Peace Building
Jennifer Collins (UW-Stevens Point), Associate Professor, Political Science
John Fields (Edgewood College), Professor, Philosophy
Lynne Woehrle (UW-Milwaukee), WIPCS Executive Director and Associate Professor, Master of Sustainable Peace Building


OBSERVER MEMBERS:

Geoff Bradshaw (Madison College)
Louise Cainkar (Marquette University), Associate Professor, Social and Cultural Studies
Dan Di Domizio(Cardinal Stritch University), Professor, Religious Studies
Tim Ehlinger (UW-Milwaukee), Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Dick Ringler (UW–Madison), Professor Emeritus, English and Scandinavian Studies  


Administrative Director:

Kathryn Blakeman (ex officio)


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