IA Faculty

The Center of International Education is proud to have a talented team of International Affairs teaching faculty. From various backgrounds and with wide-ranging interests and specializations, the faculty instruct, advise and inspire our almost 300 IA dual majors. For a taste of their backgrounds and interests, please read below.

Molly Wallace

Department: Center for Int'l Education
Hood House 220
Office hours:  Wed. 10-11am; Thurs. 2:30-3:30pm
E-mail: molly.wallace@unh.edu

Molly Wallace is CIE’s Hood House Lecturer and, in that capacity, serves as an academic leader of the IA program, teaching the core courses for the IA dual major and advising IA students.  She comes to UNH from Brown University where she earned her Ph.D. in Political Science and then served as a visiting lecturer. Wallace’s recent research examines the practice of nonviolent intervention in violent conflict with a focus on Nonviolent Peaceforce, an international NGO engaged in unarmed civilian protection in war zones. More generally, her research and teaching interests include nonviolent action, political violence, violence-legitimation practices, conflict resolution/transformation, transitional justice and reconciliation, critical security studies, gender and global politics, human rights, international ethics (particularly the ethics of war and peace), and civilian protection.  She has published in International Politics, Journal of Gender Studies, and African Studies Review.

Molly teaches IA 401, IA 501, and IA 701.

Jennifer Purrenhage

Department: Natural Resources & the Environment
James Hall 156
Office Hours:  Thurs. 10:00-12:00
E-mail: jennifer.purrenhage@unh.edu

Jennifer Purrenhage is the lecturer in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. She came to UNH as a research postdoc in 2009, after earning her Ph.D. in Ecology from Miami University, and started teaching for IA in 2011. Jennifer’s connection to Nature began in childhood, and she pursued her interests in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology at the University of Wisconsin. As an undergrad, she also spent a semester abroad at E.A.R.T.H. University in Costa Rica, where she studied Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources. Later, for her M.S., Ph.D., and postdoctoral research, she explored the population- and community-level responses of amphibians to local and landscape-scale changes in habitat. Jennifer’s current areas of interest include Conservation Biology, Environmental Ethics and Worldviews, Amphibian Conservation, Water Scarcity, Transcendentalism as a Root of Environmentalism, Agriculture and Conservation, and Pedagogy of Engagement in Science.

Jennifer teaches IA 401.

 Prof. Maingi Solomon

Department: Geography
Huddleston Hall
E-mail: Maingi.Solomon@unh.edu         

Maingi Solomon is a human-environment geographer from Kenya whose research focuses on the political economy of agrarian systems and environmental conflict with a regional focus in Africa. He earned two Masters degrees in International Studies and Geography from Ohio University (2010, 2011) and recently (August, 2015) defended his doctoral dissertation in the department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University. Maingi’s teaching includes courses in physical and human geography, and international affairs.

Maingi teaches IA 401.