Jim Handley

Senior Lecturer of Geography and Peace Studies, University of Wisonsin- Stout
Social Sciences Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 441J Harvey Hall
Phone: 715-232-2574
Email: handleyj@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

I teach applied peace studies and geography here at Stout. In that capacity, I do my best to help students understand how much power they have to change their communities and the world. I try to create a space for students to learn how to struggle against the social structures and systems that cause oppression and violence and keep us from reaching our full potential as human beings. I led the development of the Applied Peace Studies curriculum to give students who want to create positive social change a chance to learn the philosophy and strategies of active nonviolence. As a certified Kingian Nonviolence trainer, I also conduct nonviolence trainings for students, faculty, and community members as well as give talks on nonviolent resistance and informed activism.

Teaching Interests: Peace Studies, Peace Education, Kingian Nonviolence, Food Justice, Human Geography, Critical Geography

Professional Interests: Nonviolence and Peace Studies Human Geography Food Justice

Education

    • MS Resource Management
      Central Washington University
      Ellensburg, WA, United States, 2003
    • BS Environmental Policy and Planning
      University of Wisconsin
      Green Bay, WI, United States, 1997

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Nonviolence Trainer: Nonviolence and Peace Studies Center, URI

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisonsin- Stout
        Senior Lecturer of Geography and Peace Studies
        September 2008 -
      • University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
        Director/ GIS Lab/ Projects Manager
        July 2002 - August 2008

Presentations

    Paper

    • Handley, J. (September 23, 2016). Avenues to Kingian Nonviolence in Higher Education. Peace and Justice Studies Association, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.

    Uncategorized

    • Handley, J. (April 27, 2013). Early Childhood Education Conference. Peace Education in the K-12 Classroom., Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Handley, J. (April 04, 2012). Critical Peace Education: Using the Classroom to Build a Peaceful, Democratic Society.. A Conference on Participatory Democracy. Social Science Society., Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Handley, J. (2010). The Geography of Hunger.. Social Science Speaker Series, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Handley, J. (April 18, 2008). Santa Anita la Union: Community, Cooperation, and Coffee.. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, United States.
    • Handley, J. (April 18, 2007). Fair Trade Cooperatives and Guatemalan Community Development: Challenges and Sustainability. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Franciso, CA, United States.

    Regional

    • Little, A. M., Laresen, H., Thorson, C., Handley, J., & Bomar, C. (2010). Invasive reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) in WI trout stream restorations. Minnesota-Wisconsin Invasive Species Conference, St. Paul, MN.

    National - Student

    • Baumgartner, M., Borchowiec, N., Handley, J., & Little, A. M. (2009). Effects of watershed land cover and soil type on Phalaris arundinacea abundance in the Lower Chippewa River Region, WI. Society of Wetland Scientists, Madison, WI.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Handley, J. Infusing Nonviolence into K-5 Curriculum. Sponsored by UW-Stout, $2000 (Funded).
    • Handley, J. Lab Modernization. Sponsored by UW - System, $130000.
    • Handley, J. Implementation of GPS into GIS Curriculum. Sponsored by UW-System Lab Modernization, $15985.
    • Handley, J. Just in Time: Professional Development: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Sponsored by UW - Stout, $1975.
    • Handley, J. Foreign Language and Area Studies Research Grant. Sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies, $1800.
    • Handley, J. EDVantage. Sponsored by GIS in Western Wisconsin, $17200.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Fellowship

    • Nonviolence and Peace Studies Fellow, Wisconsin Institute of Peace and Conflict and Conflict Studies (January 2016)
    • Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, (2015)

    Award

    • Outstanding Educator of the Year, University of Wisconsin- Stout (2012)

Professional Memberships

  • Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA)

Service

    College

    • Committee Vice Chair, Global Perspectives/Race & Ethnic Studies (September 2015 - May 2016)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Advisory Board Member, Early Childhood Education Advisory Board (September 2015 - May 2017)