Students in the Master of Science in Humanitarian Action program engage with a faculty of high-caliber professors and industry experts who have substantial knowledge and first-hand experience in humanitarian aid and disaster relief.
Some of our faculty are full-time professors within USD’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies; others are executive-level directors, experienced consultants and regional coordinators who work directly for humanitarian-related organizations. Their areas of expertise include humanitarian response, nonprofit management, peace and conflict resolution, international law and diplomacy, peace and justice studies, emergency preparedness/response, environmental peacebuilding, and humanitarian leadership.
Topher McDougal, PhD
Academic Director, Professor of Economic Development, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego