Patricia Márquez is Dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at
the University of San Diego, the first stand-alone school of peace and
justice in the United States. The Kroc School prepares students from
various parts of the world, including countries affected by violent
conflict, in peacebuilding, human rights, conflict resolution and social
innovation. Since her arrival at USD in 2007, Dr. Márquez has
developed the Center for Peace and Commerce (CPC), the Social
Innovation Challenge and the USD Changemaker Hub. Previously, Dr.
Márquez was a professor and Dean at IESA, a School of Management
in Caracas, Venezuela. Her research centers on the intersection of
business and social value creation, with an emphasis on poverty
alleviation through market mechanisms.
Dr. Márquez has a BA from Bowdoin College, and received her MA and
PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of California,