Amanda Guidero
Amanda Guidero

Amanda Guidero

Instructor
Graduate School

Expertise/Specializations

  • Program Evaluation
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Security Policy
  • Organizational Decision Making
  • Peacebuilding
  • Behavioral Decision Making
  • Conflict Engagement

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Position

  • Instructor

Teaching Activity

  • NCR 624 Dynamics of Conflict Resolution
  • NCR 625 Systems Design and Consulting for Conflict Specialists
  • NCR 633 Applied Interdisciplinary Research - A Narrative Approach

Biography


Dr. Amanda Guidero is currently the Post-Doctoral Fellow of Conflict Engagement in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Creighton University and an instructor in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program. She has a PhD in International Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University, a master’s in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University, and a bachelor's degree in International Studies from Southern Oregon University.
Prior to joining Creighton, Dr. Guidero was a part-time instructor for the Political Science and International Affairs Department at Kennesaw State. She has also worked as a program evaluator and qualitative data analyst for nonprofits throughout the United States. She is currently a Research Associate for TRENDS Global. Her research includes accountability of civil society organizations, humanitarian contributions to peacebuilding, and leadership and decision making in high risk environments.  
 

Education

  • Ph.D. International Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA
  • M.S. Conflict Resolution, Portland State University, Portland OR
  • B.A. International Studies, Southern Oregon University, Ashland OR

Certifications

Mediator in Oregon

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Peace by humanitarian means: Assessing humanitarian contributions to peacebuilding in Haiti., 2017
  • Decision-making meets negotiation: The Palestinian bid for UN recognition, with Dr. Maia Hallward., International Negotiation, 21(3), 409-439, 2016
  • Reforming NGO accountability: Supply vs. demand-driven models, with Dr. Christopher Pallas., International Studies Review, 18(3), 614–634, 2016

Publications

  • The radical act of loving: How the ordinary becomes extraordinary., Creighton Law Review, 50(3), 681-684, 2017
  • Sidestepping interdisciplinary irrelevance: Current approaches to peace and conflict graduate programs, with Dr. Joe Bock., The Peace Chronicle, Winter/Spring, 20-21, 2016
  • Humanitarian, Development, and private security actors in the field: A security analysis in Somalia IFSH Zeus Working Paper 2, 2013
  • Engaging local stakeholders: A conceptual model for effective donor-community collaboration, with Dr. Volker Franke, Institute for Homeland Security Solutions, 2012

Presentations

  • Is Humanitarian Space Shrinking? Examining the Humanitarian Discourse on the Challenges of the Contemporary Operating Environment, Creighton University’s You are Here Conference, Omaha NE, 2017, moderated panel paper presentation and discussion
     , 2017

  • Humanitarian (In)Security: Risk Management in Complex Environments,
    International Studies Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, February 2017, moderated panel presentation and discussion
     

  • Preferences of the Powerful: Comparing Global Responses to Conflict and Crisis in Syria and Yemen, with Dr. Maia Hallward, International Studies Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, February 2017, moderated panel presentation and discussion
     
  • Whose Voice?  Representation and Power in Participatory Action Research, with Dr. Michael English and Dr. Sherrill Hayes, International Studies Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, February 2017, moderated panel presentation and discussion
  • Peace and Conflict Education: Reflections on Prospects for Future Generations, Chair, International Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2016, roundtable discussion
  • Peace by Humanitarian Means: Assessing the Effective of Humanitarian Organizations in Peacebuilding Processes, International Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2016, moderated panel presentation and discussion
  • Decision-making meets Negotiation: The Palestinian Bid for UN Recognition, with Dr. Maia Hallward. International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 2015, moderated panel presentation and discussion
  • Reforming NGO Accountability: Supply vs. Demand-driven Models with Dr. Christopher Pallas (presenter). International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 2015, moderated panel presentation and discussion
  • Prevention and Acceptance: Measuring the Effectiveness of Humanitarian Security Practices, ISAC-ISSS Joint Conference, November 2014, moderated panel presentation and discussion
  • Choosing to Negotiate: The 2013 Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, with Dr. Maia Hallward Negotiation: Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management conference, Kennesaw State University, April 2014, moderated panel presentation and discussion
  • Shaping Humanitarian Space: How Humanitarian Organizations Adapt to Insecurity, International Studies Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 2014,  moderated panel presentation and discussion
  • Hating the Humane: Understanding the Violence Targeted at Humanitarians Pursuit of Justice Conference, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, April, 2013, moderated panel presentation and discussion
  • Finding Common Ground: A Study on Similarities and Differences between the United States and Jordanian Societies, with Jamil Al Wekhian, Middle East Student Symposium, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA, April, 2012, moderated panel presentation and discussion
  • Engaging Local Stakeholders: A Conceptual Model for Effective Donor-Community Collaboration, Suburban Studies Conference on Social Problems and Solutions, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, April, 2012, moderated panel presentation and discussion

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Humanitarian Security Management, Middle East and North Africa, Organizational Behavior, Civil Society Organizations.

Current Research Projects

  • Dr. Guidero is currently working on a typology of NGO peacebuilding activities in conflict zones, a mini-monograph comparing international coverage and engagement in the Syrian and Yemini conflicts, and a book on humanitarian organizations' decision processes in high risk contexts.

Grant Funding Received

  • Assessing the Effectiveness of the Use of Videos for Teaching Mediation Skills, with Dr. Kathy Gonzales (Co-PI), Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment