Here is the most recent version (2017) of my curriculum vitae. I try to update it yearly.
A Brief Bio
Since my time at Queen’s, I have been fortunate enough to hold other appointments elsewhere. In 2008, I was the Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington. I have also taught at the International Study Centre in the UK, Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan where I was the Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies. In 2010 and 2014, I taught graduate courses at Charles University in Prague and University of Economics in Slovakia. From April to June, 2015, I was the Seaker Chan Visiting Scholar at Fudan University in Shanghai.
I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses on a diverse number of Canadian politics areas including federalism, political parties, intergovernmental relations, and public policy here and at other universities. For several years, I taught the first year introductory course, POLS 110. I regularly teach a fourth year course on electoral systems and seminar on political communications. Clicking on the teaching link will take you to the courses and their outlines. Clicking on the course evaluation link above will tell you about some of my strengths and weaknesses (gulp!) as a teacher. In 2013 I was awarded the Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 2010 the W. J. Barnes Teaching Excellence Award.
Some of my major administrative work includes Chair of the Queen’s University International Centre Council (1998-2006) and Undergraduate Chair of the Department of Political Studies (2015-2017 and 2004-06). I have been Educator in Residence at the Centre for Teaching & Learning. From 2010 to 2012, I was Chair of the proposed Teaching and Learning Centre Building Committee and also served on the Board of McGill-Queen’s University Press and have served on its Publications Review Board.
I am a member of the Advertising Review Board for the Auditor General of Ontario, a board that enforces legislation regulating government advertising in Ontario. In 2016 I was part of an expert panel for Elections Nova Scotia with respect to government communications which produced a report called A Question of Fairness: Regulating Government Communications and Government Advertising in Nova Scotia. In the past, I have provided advice to the Auditor General of Canada on government advertising and sponsorship (which led to the Gomery Commission), and provided advice to the U.K. and New Zealand governments on citizens’ assemblies.
As of 2017, I am Chair of the Queen’s University Arts and Science Faculty Board and Associate Head, Department of Political Studies at Queen’s