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Jeffrey Pugh

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
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Jeffrey D. Pugh is an assistant professor of conflict resolution in the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He received his PhD in political science from the Johns Hopkins University, after completing BAs in political science and speech communication from the University of Georgia. He is also the executive director of the Center for Mediation, Peace, and Resolution of Conflict (CEMPROC), based in Quito, Ecuador. He was previously assistant professor of political science at Providence College.

Pugh has published articles on negotiation following the civil war in El Salvador, sustainable development and environmental conflict in Ecuador, post-conflict trusteeship, democratic participation through protest, faith-based peacebuilding, study abroad as a peacebuilding intervention, and migrant-related conflict. His work has been recognized with multiple best paper awards for articles and conference papers, and his dissertation won the 2011 Peace and Justice Studies Association Best Graduate Dissertation of the Year award. He is a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar affiliated with the Department of International Studies and Communication at FLACSO Ecuador. He has authored or co-authored two Spanish-language training manuals on conflict resolution, and under his leadership, CEMPROC has reached over 4,500 adults and children from more than 15 countries around the globe with its conflict resolution and peacemaking training programs.

Pugh has developed innovative experiential and study abroad programs to teach international conflict resolution at the university level at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Georgia, Providence College, FLACSO, and UMass Boston through a combination of service-learning, simulations, lecture/discussion, and other teaching strategies. He has taught Negotiation, International Conflict Resolution, Peace & Justice, International Relations, Latin American Politics, Politics, and Model Organization of American States. He also serves as past president of the Middle Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies (MACLAS).


Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies

editorial board, outreach coordinator

2017 - Present

Recent publications

  • Selling the public on sustainable watershed conservation

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    • Sarmiento F
  • Selling the Public on Sustainable Watershed Conservation

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    • Sarmiento F

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

University of Massachusetts - Boston

September 2014 - Present

Assistant Professor

Providence College

August 2010 - July 2014(4 years)



Johns Hopkins University

August 2004 - October 2010(6 years)


University of Georgia - University of Georgia

August 1999 - July 2003(4 years)