Landon E. Hancock | Aug. 7, 2017 | Kent State University

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Landon E. Hancock

Associate Professor
School of Peace and Conflict Studies
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

I teach courses for both the School of Peace and Conflict Studies and the Department of Political Science. My main focus is on the role of ethnicity and identity in conflict generation, dynamics and resolution. This is coupled with my interest in grassroots peacebuilding, zones of peace and the role of agency in the success or failure of peacebuilding efforts.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

August 2006

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

University of Baltimore

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Diversity of students, faculty and staff, and commitment to educational and research excellence.

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

Attracted by the Center for Applied Conflict Management (now School of Peace and Conflict Studies) as the living memorial to the May 4 shootings and its prominence as one of the nation’s best-known programs in peace and conflict studies.

RESIDES IN:

Kent, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

San Francisco Bay Area, California

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University

HOBBIES:

Cycling, playing video games with my son and working on my century home — though this last thing is more necessity than hobby at times.