Institute for Peace and Justice
Phone: (619) 260-7509
Fax: (619) 260-7570

Location: KIPJ Room 113
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

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Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Advisory Committee and Associates

Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee members play an important role in the life of the institute; we look to the Advisory Committee for input on programming decisions, including outreach and research activities.

Members of the Advisory Committee are asked to serve for a two-year period and agree to meet once or twice a semester. The committee consists of faculty of the University of San Diego as well as outside scholars.

Women PeaceMakers Advisory Committee

  • Anne Hoiberg - Board President, Women's Museum of California
  • Monya Kian - Program Manager, Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative
  • Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach - International Legal Consultant, Businesswoman and Philanthropist
  • Karen Mercaldo - Founding Director, The Gem Foundation
  • Jenni Prisk - Founder, Voices of Women
  • Jill Sommer - Instructor, American Red Cross
  • Lee Sorensen - Director, Projects on Responsibility to Protect and Shuraako, One Earth Future
  • Rosemary George-Straley - Founder, George-Straley Foundation; National Coordinator, Hillary Rodham Clinton Support Network
  • Michele Zousmer - Humanitarian Photographer


Associates are comprised of past IPJ advisory committee members and supporters from USD and the greater community who have advised and supported the institute.

  • William Aceves, LLM, JD, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, California Western School of Law
  • Joan Anderson, PhD, Professor Emerita of Economics, School of Business Administration, USD
  • Dennis Briscoe, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Management, School of Business Administration, USD
  • Msgr. Dan Dillabough, Vice President, Mission and Ministry, USD
  • Robert C. Fellmeth, JD, Price Professor of Public Interest Law, Executive Director of Center for Public Interest Law, Executive Director of Children's Advocacy Institute, School of Law, USD
  • Paula Garb, PhD, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, University of California at Irvine
  • Greg Gazda, MBA, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Marketing, School of Business Administration, USD
  • Ali Gheissari, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of History, USD
  • James Gump, PhD, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, USD
  • Dipak Gupta, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science, San Diego State University
  • Robert Hitchcock, PhD, Professor of Geography, Michigan State University
  • Lance Nelson, PhD, Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, USD
  • Pamela Gray Payton, Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs, USD
  • Sr. Barbara Quinn, Associate Director for Spiritual Formation, School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College
  • Mark Riedy, PhD, Executive Director, Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, USD
  • Sr. Virginia Rodee, Assistant Vice President, University Ministry, USD
  • Miriam Rothman, PhD, Professor of Management, School of Business, USD
  • Lonnie Rowell, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, USD
  • Allen C. Snyder, JD, Professor of Law, School of Law, USD
  • Charles Wiggins, JD, Adjunct Professor of Law, School of Law, USD
  • Randy Willoughby, PhD, Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, USD
  • Mark Woods, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, USD