Marlene R. Atleo
PhD - Educational Studies - Adult Education (University of British Columbia)
Dr. Marlene Atleo is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. She returned to higher education as a grandmother, and as a refugee from the declining West Coast Fishing Industry. As a member of the Ahousaht First Nation, she had already conducted adult education programming in her community; thus, formalizing her skills and bringing them home for community and institutional development was the first step on her academic journey. Using those skills to develop programming for infrastructure development was the next step. The opportunity to conduct research with diverse and non-traditional community needs in the academy (especially through adult education) is her current application of a passion for lifelong learning as a philosophy. Her areas of specialization include diversity, non-traditional education, adult education, institutional and community development. Her research interests include intergenerational transmission of knowledge structures, metaphorical mapping, phenomenological orienteering, adult strategies in changing economies, storywork, and narrative research.
D. Jean Clandinin
PhD – University of Toronto, Educational Theory (1978-1983)
D. Jean Clandinin is Professor and Director of the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development at the University of Alberta. A former teacher, counselor, and psychologist she is author or co-author of 8 books. Her latest book with Michael Connelly was published in 2000. She also authored two other books: the first based on her doctoral research and the second based on research from an experimental teacher education program. A 2006 book co-authored with six former students, Composing Diverse Identities: Narrative Inquiries into the Interwoven Lives of Children and Teachers drew on several years of research with children and teachers in urban schools. The book won the 2008 Narrative SIG and the 2009 Division B Outstanding Book Award. She edited the Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a methodology (Sage, 2007). She is past Vice President of Division B (Curriculum Studies) of AERA, is the 1993 winner of AERA's Early Career Award, and was awarded AERA's Division B 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the 1999 winner of the Canadian Education Association Whitworth Award for educational research. She is a 2001 winner of the Kaplan Research Achievement Award, a 2004 Killam Scholar, and a 2008 Beauchamp award at the University of Alberta.
PhD – Cross-Cultural Psychology (Queen’s University)
PhD – Criminology (Université de Montréal, 1985)
Ronald Crelinsten has been studying the problem of combating terrorism in liberal democracies for over thirty years. His main research focus is on terrorism and radicalization and how to counter them effectively without endangering democratic principles. Related interests include global security, gross human rights violations, the mass media, policy-making in a multicentric world, and the challenges of global governance, particularly in the area of security. He is one of the founding members of Terrorism and Political Violence (Taylor & Francis), the leading academic journal on terrorism studies. His publications include Counterterrorism (Polity Press, 2009), The Politics of Pain: Torturers and Their Masters (Westview Press, 1995), Western Responses to Terrorism (Frank Cass, 1993), Hostage-Taking (Lexington Books, 1979), and Terrorism and Criminal Justice (Lexington Books, 1978).
MA - Political Science (Queen's University, 1962)
Daniel Drache is the Associate Director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Full Professor of Political Science at York University. His work focuses on understanding the changing character of the globalization narrative in its economic, social and cultural dimensions. His 2008 book, Defiant Publics: The Unprecedented Reach of the Global Citizen (London: Polity) looks at the evolving responses from states, social movements and private sector actors to global governance and the increasing role of microactivists and social movements in public policy formation. He has worked extensively on the WTO's failed Doha Round with particular focus on TRIPS and public health, food security and nutrition, and poverty eradication. Another vital interest is North American integration and border security Big Picture Realities: Canada and Mexico at the Crossroads (Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2008) and the impact of new information technologies and the ways in which micropublics have employed these technologies in innovative ways.
(Department of Sociology, University of Calgary)
James Frideres received his PhD in Sociology from Washington State University; specializing in Ethnic Relations and Social Psychology. He taught at the University of Manitoba from 1969-1971 before moving to the University of Calgary. From 1987-95 Dr. Frideres was the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Calgary (serving as the Acting Dean in 1992). He served the following two years as the Head of the Department of Sociology. In 1999 he was appointed the Associate Vice-President (Academic) (2000-2004), the Acting Dean for the Faculty of Graduate Studies for the University of Calgary (2000-2002) and the Director of the International Indigenous Studies (2005-2011). Currently he is the holder of the Chair of Ethnic Studies and the president of the Canadian Sociological Association. Dr. Frideres has published 14 books and numerous papers in major national and international journals. His research has focused on Aboriginal people, Ethnic Relations, and Immigration. He was awarded both the Outstanding Contribution award (2011) and the Outstanding Service award (2003) by the Canadian Sociology Association. The province of Alberta honoured him with the Alberta Centennial medal for outstanding service to the province. He also served as the Chair for the Aid to Scholarly Publication program from 2005-2010. He is currently the Research Director for The Banff Centre.
Dr. Frideres has been involved with community and professional organizations over a twenty year span, most recently as a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Law and Resources Institute and Immigrant Services Calgary (for which he was chair during the 2010-2011 year). He has engaged in several consultation jobs with government and industry over the past two decades and has worked with the World Bank in development projects in Vietnam. He has taught at several universities including Dalhousie University, University of Manitoba, University of Hawaii at Manoa and McQuarie University in Sydney, Australia.
PhD - Political Science (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1989)
Peter Hardi is Professor and Director of the Center for Business and Society in the CEU Business School, Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Hardi's research focuses on reflexivity and sustainability as a new public policy framework. His research is based on the theoretical strand linking sustainable development to the concept of reflexive governance. It focuses on the analysis of the evolution of corrective mechanisms in public policy that are related to the outcomes of state coordination failures and state social function failures, as specific characteristics of economies responding to crisis and/or emerging development alternatives. The aim of the research is to contribute to the understanding and the solutions of how we can cope with these failures and define a new policy context that refers to physical, social and cultural sustainability among new policy institutions and economic forms.
Myer Horowitz, O.C.
EdD - Elementary Education (Stanford University, 1965)
Myer Horowitz is an Adjunct Professor, Chair of the Research Ethics Board, and external member of the Program and Research Council for Royal Roads University. Dr. Horowitz is also an Adjunct Professor of Education and Research Fellow in the Centre for Youth and Society at the University of Victoria. His research interests include: early childhood education, higher education, international education, curriculum, and school administration.
Laurie Skuba Jackson
PhD - Geography (University of Victoria)
Laurie Jackson is an inter-disciplinary scholar specializing in policy, planning, stakeholder relations, communications, and conflict management. She has worked on projects in Canada, Russia, and New Zealand and supervised one in Thailand. Her PhD work developed an evaluation framework for the use of consensus in land use planning; she has since published on contemporary and strategic public involvement. Her most recent research tested mechanisms of dialogue to develop understanding between stakeholders in environmental conflicts. She has worked with businesses to develop plans for corporate social responsibility and sustainability and is interested in working with students in any aspect of communication, planning, stakeholder engagement, conflict and sustainability. She takes a pragmatic approach to research in hopes that the results can and will shape policy.
PhD - Ecotoxicology (University of Toronto)
Gail Krantzberg is Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Centre for Engineering and Public Policy in the School of Engineering Practice at McMaster University. Her areas of research interests involve the intersection of science, technology and public policy. Particularly, she is focused on shared water stewardship in large lakes of the world. Governance and decision making for the protection and restoration of the Laurentian Great Lakes is an ongoing priority. Decision making methods for improved stewardship of natural resources is central to the research program. Dr. Krantzberg is committed to advancing sustainable public policy and community capacity building.
PhD – Anthropology (University of California, Berkeley, 1994)
Luisa Maffi has pioneered the concept of biocultural diversity – the interconnectedness and interdependence of the diversity of life in nature and culture. She is co-founder and Director of Terralingua (www.terralingua.org), an international NGO devoted to sustaining biocultural diversity through research, education, policy relevant work, and on-the-ground action. With a background in linguistics, anthropology, and ethnobiology, she has conducted fieldwork in Somalia, Mexico, China and Japan. She has held a National Research Service Award fellowship from the US National Institutes for Health, as well as research grants and fellowships from NATO, the US National Science Foundation, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Terralingua's work has been supported by the Ford Foundation, The Christensen Fund, the Firebird Foundation, the Swift Foundation, among others. Terralingua's current projects include: Voices of the Earth, which supports the documentation and revitalization of indigenous oral traditions and traditional knowledge; the Biocultural Diversity Education Initiative, which aims to produce curriculum materials on biocultural diversity for high schools; and the development of cultural indicators to gauge the state and trends of the world's linguistic diversity and traditional environmental knowledge. With Terralingua, Luisa is also very active in the international arena, collaborating with international organizations such as IUCN, UNESCO, UNEP, and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Luisa's books include the edited On Biocultural Diversity: Linking Language, Knowledge, and the Environment (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001) and the co-authored Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook (Earthscan, 2010).
PhD - Forestry (University of Toronto)
Deborah McGregor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the Program in Planning and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include Aboriginal environmental and resource management, traditional ecological knowledge, research methods, and environmental ethics. She approaches her research from a qualitative, community-based, and applied perspective. Her scholarship can be broadly framed according to the heading Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Knowledges, Sustainability, and Environment. Her major contextual focus lies on Aboriginal peoples in Canada; she is primarily concerned with the dispossession of Indigenous peoples from their territories and restoration of environmental and social justice for them. Dr. McGregor has explored this theme over the course of her professional life through project in the following areas: Traditional Knowledge and Environmental Governance; Sustainable Forest Management; Environmental Planning and Indigenous Peoples; Water Governance; Aboriginal Peoples, Sustainability and the Urban Context; Indigenous Environmental Studies/Science; and Indigenous Theoretical and Methodological Frameworks.
PhD – Economics (University of Michigan, 1967)
David Rapport is one of the originators of the concept of ecosystem health. He has a background in economics and ecology, and has served as President of the International Society for Ecosystem Health and as editor-in-chief of the journal Ecosystem Health. He co-founded the program in environmental statistics at Statistics Canada and co-authored and co-directed Canada’s first comprehensive science-based State of the Environment Report. He held the Tri-Council Eco-Research Chair in ecosystem health at the University of Guelph and co-founded the Ecosystem Health Program in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. He has carried out eco-health assessments on three continents, devising practical methods for monitoring and assessing ecosystem health at various scales. His recent projects in Mexico, Mesoamerica, Vietnam, China and Australia focus on practical solutions for community-driven efforts to restore eco-cultural health. On Salt Spring Island, Rapport is co-coordinator (with Luisa Maffi) of the "Healthy Ecosystems Healthy Community Initiative" -- with support from the local community, the Islandx Trust and the CRD.
PhD – Geography (University of Waterloo)
Maureen Reed is currently a Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research specializations are community-based ecosystem management, environmental policy making, rural community sustainability, and feminist geography. Professor Reed is particularly concerned to explain social and equity dimension of environmental and land use policies as they affect rural places; hence, her research is focused on how participatory decision-making approaches, working conditions, gender relations, and socio-cultural change affect the capacity of rural communities to work towards sustainability. She currently works on several research projects related to ecosystem management in forestry and agricultural communities, biosphere reserves, and national parks. Funding for her research has been obtained from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Parks Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Status of Women Policy Research Unit, the Canadian Forest Service, and the Sustainable Forest Management Network.
In addition to dozens of journal articles and book chapters, Professor Reed has written three books, including Our Environment: A Canadian Perspective 4th Edition (2008, with Dianne Draper) and Taking Stands: Gender and the Sustainability of Rural Communities (2003). The book, Taking Stands, was awarded the K.D. Srvastava Prize for academic excellence. In 2007, she received the Inaugural Alumni Award, Arts in Academics, University of Waterloo for her contribution to the academic profession.
Timothy M. Shaw
PhD - Politics (Princeton University, 1975)
Tim Shaw is Professor of Commonwealth Governance & Development and Director of the Institute of International Relations at the Trinidad campus of the University of the West Indies. He researches and writes on African and other Third World governance, international relations/political economy and development, and security studies. He was until recently Professor of Political Science & International Development Studies and Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He continues to serve as Visiting Professor at the universities of Mbarara, Stellenbosch and Western Cape (South Africa). He previously held visiting positions in Denmark, Japan, Nigeria, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Tim edits book series on international political economy for Ashgate and Palgrave Macmillan presses. His most recent publication is Theories of New Regionalism (Palgrave 2003), and has recently coedited collections Africa's Challenge to International Relations Theory (Palgrave 2001) & Crises of Governance in Asia & Africa (Ashgate 2001) and his most recent articles appeared in African Journal of Political Science, Canadian Foreign Policy, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Global Governance, Journal of International Development, New Political Economy, Round Table & Third World Quarterly.
Dorothy E. Smith
PhD – Sociology (University of California at Berkeley)
Dorothy Edith Smith is a Canadian sociologist who has had immense influence on sociology and many other disciplines including women's studies, psychology, and educational studies, as well as sub-fields of sociology including feminist theory, family studies, and methodology. She also founded the sociological sub-disciplines of feminist Standpoint theory and Institutional Ethnography. In 1967 she joined the faculty at the University of British Columbia, where she was important in the process of establishing a Women's Studies Program. In 1977 she moved to Toronto, Ontario to work at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, where she stayed until she retired. In 1994 she became an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, where she continues her work in institutional ethnography.She has published numerous papers and several books starting in 1975 with a volume edited with Sarah David called Women and Psychiatry: I'm not mad, I'm angry, followed by what is probably her best known work, The Everyday World as Problematic: a feminist sociology. It was followed by a series of books developing the new and alternative sociology based on feminist principles. Most recently, Smith has published three books: Institutional ethnography: a sociology for people (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), an edited collection of studies by institutional ethnographers, Institutional Ethnography in Practice (Rowman and Littlefield 2006), and, with Alison Griffith, Mothering for Schooling (Routledge 2005).
Gordon S. Smith
PhD - Political Science (MIT, 1966)
Gordon Smith has a background at senior levels in government as well as in the academic world. His main interest is in managing the growing interdependence of the inhabitants of our shrinking planet. More specifically he is interested in the political leadership that can be provided by heads of government in summits. More generally he is interested in innovative forms of global governance. Dr. Smith has been involved with the Human Security and Peacebuilding Program at Royal Roads since its inception.
PhD - Political Science (Duke University)
Elliot Tepper is a senior professor of political science and international relations. He provides research and policy guidance in two fields: Asian Studies, and pluralism in Canada. He brings to Royal Roads long experience in guiding student projects to successful fruition, and background in a very extensive array of topics. In Asian Studies his research and policy advice range from 'rice roots to rockets': a holistic approach to the field. Regarding Canadian pluralism the underlying theme is how Canada adjusts to ethno-demographic change. In this area students may benefit from his policy engagement in immigration, race relations, employment equity, societal cohesion, and global trends in migration. Dr. Tepper has held a number of leadership positions in organizations in both research fields; serves on several Boards of Directors especially of Asian Business Councils; provides frequent commentary in international, national and local media; and is very comfortable with a range of theoretical approaches, and in the nexus between academe and public policy. He provides policy advice to national and international governments and agencies. Current academic titles include Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and Senior Research Fellow in its Centre for Security and Defence Studies; and Adjunct Research Professor in his long time home, the Department of Political Science, Carleton University.
PhD - Social Relations (Harvard, 1970)
Lorne Tepperman is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. For over two decades, Dr. Tepperman has studied families; especially families dealing with chronic health problems, addiction, disadvantage, or conflict. His recent writings on this include a textbook on families - Close Relations, co-authored with Susan McDaniel (Pearson, 4th edition, forthcoming) - and a book about the marriages of problem gamblers - Betting Their Lives (Oxford University Press, 2009). From the study of troubled families he branched into the study of broader social issues such as poverty, racism, sexism, and homelessness - all discussed in Social Problems: A Canadian Perspective, co-authored with Josh Curtis (Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, forthcoming); and the study of maladaptive behaviours such as crime, violence, addiction, and mental illness - all discussed in Deviance, Crime and Control: Beyond the Straight and Narrow (Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, in production). Dr. Tepperman is currently preparing to study the children of addicts and their "inheritance" of addictive behaviours. Finally, he retains an interest in the effects of traumatic brain injury on its victims and their families.
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