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


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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