Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies
Ian Harris conducts research in peace education and male identity. He teaches classes on community education, peace education, modern philosophies of education, male identity, cultural foundations of education, nonviolence in education, community development, and domestic violence.
Harris is the author of "Peace Education, Messages Men Hear: Constructing Masculinities, Experiential Education for Community Development" (with Paul Denise), and "Peace Building for Adolescents" (with Linda Forcey). He is director of the International Peace Research Association Foundation, and a founding board member of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. In 2004, he helped to launch a new publication, Journal of Peace Education. Harris received the Peace Educator of the Year Award from the Consortium for Peace Research and the UWM Outstanding Teaching Award in 1997 and the UWM Distinguished Service Award in 1999. Harris earned his undergraduate degree at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland and completed his M.Ed. and Ed.D. at Temple University.