Jan Marie Fritz is a professor at the University of Cincinnati and a senior research scholar with the Center for Sociological Research at the University of Johannesburg.  Her areas of interest include clinical sociology, women’s studies, conflict intervention/analysis and mediation.  As the senior representative for the International Sociological Association to the UN, she became particularly interested in the development of the national action plans based on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Women, Peace and Security). 

Professor Fritz is a special education mediator for the state of Kentucky, a member of the executive board of the International Sociological Association, president of the clinical sociology division of the International Sociological Association and a consultant to university programs.  She has received a number of awards including the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology (2010), the Ohio Mediation Association’s annual award - the Better World Award (2011), the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human Rights and International Studies (2011) and, in 2012, a Distinguished Book Award for International Clinical Sociology.