The current program information can be found by downloading one of the following PDFs.
Dr. ULF ZIMMERMANN is the Director of the PhD program in International Conflict Management. Dr. Zimmermann was born in Germany, pursued urban studies at the University of Maryland, served a year as a research associate at HUD, and completed a Ph.D. at the University of Texas. He taught at Carleton College and the University of Houston before coming to Kennesaw State to create the Master of Public Administration program, in which he continues to teach. He has published on urban issues on Berlin, from Imperial to contemporary times, on Atlanta and regional/metropolitan governance, and on transportation and business improvement districts.
Dr. BRANDON LUNDY is the Associate Director of the PhD Program in International Conflict Management. He came to Kennesaw State University from SUNY at Buffalo where he obtained a Ph.D. in 2009 studying household livelihood strategies at the global margins in a remote village in southern Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. He also holds a Ph.D. from Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France. Dr. Lundy’s MA thesis in 2005 is based on countryside educational policy and discourse in Norfolk, England.
Dr. Lundy’s current research interests include the impact of globalization on livelihood strategies, food systems, and cultural identity in Guinea-Bissau. From 1999 to 2001, Dr. Lundy was a U.S. Peace Corps community development volunteer where he taught computers in the rural farming community of São Domingos in the West African island nation of Cape Verde. As a sociocultural anthropologist, he also specializes in the ethnography of Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) West Africa; Sustainable and Participatory Development; Ethnoeconomics; Ethnic Cooperation (Nalú & Balanta); Economic Anthropology; Marginalization; and Border Zones.
ROSE PROCTER, MBA is the Director of Community Relations and Administration for the PhD program in International Conflict Management. She joined KSU in 2007 and served as the Operations Manager for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office of the Dean until taking her current position in July 2010. Mrs. Procter graduated from Park University of Kansas City, Missouri in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Organizational Social Psychology and from Kennesaw State University in 2012 with her Master's in Business Administration. She worked for the University of Missouri-Columbia International Center for Psychosocial Trauma for over 5 years serving as their Executive Director. Her International work allowed her to travel to Pakistan, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, and England.
CHELSEA VAN BERGEN, MS is the Program Coordinator for the International Conflict Management PhD Program and previously served as a Student Assistant for the program. She is also a graduate of Kennesaw State University’s Master’s program in International Policy Management during which she served as a Graduate Research Assistant. During her graduate studies, she conducted research for her capstone project at the United Nations Refugee camps in southeastern Nepal as well as assisted The Carter Center’s Election Observation Mission in Egypt. Chelsea has also worked with other non-profit organization such as the International Rescue Committee.
AUDREY ADAMS, is currently working on her Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting with a minor in Spanish. She has been the Student Assistant for the PhD Program in International Conflict Management since 2011. Audrey has over 15 years of customer service experience which includes being an Interpreter and Translator for the Virginia Health Department which helped bridge the language barriers between medical staff and patients. As a Translator, she was in charge of converting health policy acts; such as, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) from English to Spanish along with other medical pamphlets and information.