Dr. Amanda Guidero is an assistant professor of in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Creighton University and an instructor in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program. The classes she teaches primarily focus on the role of stories in conflict and key concepts and theory including power, social constructionism, and decision making in conflict engagement. She is passionate about conflict engagement and became involved in the field after witnessing the horrors of the 1990s, including Yugoslavian war and the Rwandan genocide.
She believes, “We are more capable of good than evil and we have the capacity to alter our environment through our actions. Learning to reflect on own our behaviors and our values, as well as the relationships we have with other people in our communities, is an integral part of preventing violent conflict”. Her approach to teaching centers on creating space for each student to draw from their lived experiences, strengths, and challenges in order to support their personal and professional growth.
Prior to joining Creighton, Dr. Guidero was a part-time instructor for the Political Science and International Affairs Department at Kennesaw State and a research assistant on a variety of research projects on disaster response and countering violent extremism. She also conducted peace research in Cyprus in 2008.
Dr. Guidero provides professional workshops in the Omaha area on negotiation, difficult conversations and organizational conflict. Her research includes nongovernmental organizations, humanitarian norms, and organizational leadership and decision making in high risk environments.
Dr. Guidero has a PhD in International Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University, an M.S. in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Southern Oregon University.