About us

Kathie Malley-Morrison, Ed.D., Principal Author of Engaging Peace

Dr. Malley-Morrison is a professor of psychology at Boston University, specializing in peace studies and in life-span human development.

Her general interest is in cross-cultural and international perspectives on violence. She has conducted extensive research on violence and abuse in families and other intimate relationships.

Her current research projects focus on the views held by ordinary people around the world on subjects of war and peace. Specific topics surveyed include the potential right of governments to conduct acts of aggression (e.g., invasion, torture) and the rights of individuals to live in a world of peace and to protest against war.

She is editor of a four-volume series on “State Violence and the Right to Peace: An international Survey of the Views of Ordinary People,” published by ABC-CLIO in October 2009, and is currently preparing another edited book for Springer Publishing, to focus on war, torture, terrorism, and national security. She thinks working with Pat again is a privilege.

Pat Daniel, Ph.D., Managing Editor and Webmaster

Dr. Daniel is a freelance writer and editor, organizational and sustainability consultant, executive and life coach, motivational speaker and yoga teacher.Pat Daniel She also serves as program director and faculty member in the Marlboro College MBA in Sustainability program.

Previously, Pat served for over seven years as the associate director of Ceres, a national network of investors and environmental groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges. Before Ceres, Pat held a number of roles at Polaroid Corporation, including international training manager for business ethics.

A long time ago, she was a teaching fellow for Kathie MM , and is delighted to now support her work on this blog.

Check out Pat’s own blog, Wizard of Ease.

Margo Bendery, Staff IllustratorMargo Bendery, staff illustrator

Margo is a doodlebug from Virginia whose  sketches are featured on  Engaging Peace.

Sarah Mensch, Research Assistant, Graphic Designer

15283985_10208063761140440_7279454414861970439_nSarah Mensch is a psychology major at Boston University. She is thrilled to be working on a Directed Study focusing on the effect of the media on gun violence under the supervision of Dr. Malley Morrison. When Sarah graduates, she aims to go on to graduate school to earn an MSW and become a therapist. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys pursuing her minor in Deaf Studies, photography, and exploring Boston.

Guest Contributors

Professor Michael CorganProfessor Michael T. Corgan is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University where he has taught since 1986. He has published widely on politics and security affairs and is a frequent commentator for Boston, US and Icelandic media on political and security affairs. He has lectured regularly in Iceland and Europe on behalf of the US State Department as well as regular invitation. He has taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Iceland first as a Fulbright professor in 2001 and again in 2006.

His “Iceland and Its Alliances: Security for a Small State,” (2003) was the first book in English on Icelandic politics by a non-native Icelander in nearly 50 years. He is also a Founding Partner of the Center for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland.

A 1963 graduate of the US Naval Academy, Commander Corgan  was a career naval officer for 25 years before entering his academic career. His specialty outside of his sea duties was politico-military strategic planning. He taught at the US Naval Academy; the National War College, Washington, DC; and the US Naval War College in Newport RI. Besides sea assignments, he was dean of academics at the Vietnamese Naval Academy (1971) and served two years as Political Advisor to the Commander, Iceland Defense Force.

Engaging Peace Interns

Anna Samkavitz Med ResAnna Samkavitz is a student at Boston University pursuing a B.A. in psychology. She is currently working for BU’s alumni association and volunteering at BU’s Social Development and Learning Lab. As a research assistant, Anna runs experiments with young children to examine the situational factors that lead to altruistic giving and independent thinking. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, traveling, and scuba diving.

Krista Lee BerardiKrista Lee Berardi serves as guest author for the Children and Youth Peace Corner. She graduated from Boston University in 2011 with a B.A. in Psychology. She is currently working full-time as a community support counselor for a non-profit organization in Massachusetts. Her work involves assisting adults with mental illness to become readjusted to community living after discharge from state hospitals. Krista Lee is also a full-time graduate student, studying for her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Her passions include: dancing, skiing, playing tennis, traveling, reading, and writing.