Kroc Welcomes Eight New PhD Students

Author: Renée LaReau

Eight new students in five disciplines recently began the Kroc Institute's interdisciplinary doctoral program in peace studies. The incoming group, the doctoral program's largest to date, brings the total number of Ph.D. students to 26. The program is a partnership with the Notre Dame Departments of History, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Theology, and Anthropology.

Incoming students for fall 2013 include:

Danielle Fulmer (sociology and peace studies)
Leo Guardado (theology and peace studies)
Christopher Haw (theology and peace studies)
Marie Lance (psychology and peace studies)
Angela Lederach (anthropology and peace studies)
Leslie MacColman (sociology and peace studies)
Jesse Roberts (political science and peace studies)
Dana Townsend (psychology and peace studies)

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Lederach, MacColman and Townsend have received University Presidential Fellowships, Guardado received a Joseph L. Gaia Distinguished Fellowship, and Haw received a Richard and Peggy Notebaert Premier Fellowship. These grants will supplement Ph.D. students’ primary support from the Kroc Institute.

Created in 2008, the Kroc Institute's Ph.D. program in peace studies offers six distinct, yet related, degrees. Doctoral students are prepared for a wide range of scholarly, teaching, and professional positions. The first two students in the program graduated in May 2013.

The application deadline is December 15.

Contact: Asher Kaufman, 574-631-8213,