FACULTY DIRECTORY

New and established faculty and staff at Saskatchewan's two largest universities have come together to create a unique partnership to better serve the province and the nation. By employing faculty with extensive experience in applied public policy and policy research, the school is able to provide expertise regarding multi-level governance, agenda setting, ethical leadership and good governance, budgets and public finance, decision making and public process intelligence. Researchers in the school have expertise in a number of substantive areas, including social policy, health policy, innovation policy, trade and immigration policy, resource and environmental policy, and public-sector management.

Among the faculty are three Canada Research Chairs (Daniel Béland, Greg Marchildon and Ken Coates) and one Centennial Chair (Jeremy Rayner) whose responsibility is to strengthen the country's international research competitiveness while also focusing on graduate student training. Faculty members are carefully selected for their superb academic qualifications, their applied public policy experience and their demonstrated interest in applying academic research to real-world public policy problems.

Graduate Chairs - Peter Phillips (U of S campus) and Bruno Dupeyron (U of R campus)

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Faculty
Associate Members
Adjunct Professors
Policy Fellows
Executive-in-Residence
Visiting Scholars
Post-Doctoral Fellows
Professional Affiliates


FacultyAreas of Research Interests
Michael AtkinsonPolitical institutions (institutional theory, rational choice); Public policy (business-state relations, industrial policy, labour market adjustment, science and technology); Political corruption (theories of corruption, comparative studies of conflict of interest regulation, attitudinal research)
Daniel BĂ©landComparative public policy; Fiscal policy; Social policy; Political sociology; Historical and comparative sociology
Ken CoatesRegional innovation; University education and higher education generally; Aboriginal rights and land claims; Science and technology policy ; Japan and Canada-Asia relations ; Northern development/Circumpolar affairs
Bruno DupeyronComparative politics; Multilevel governance; Processes of regional integration; Public action in the international and transnational fields; Border governance; Strategies of institutional building in the European Union, NAFTA and the Mercosur; Immigration policy
Brett FairbairnGovernance and innovation in non-profit enterprises; Membership, participation, and organizational identity; History of democracy and democratic movements; Co-operatives in the new economy
Murray FultonInnovation policy; Behavioural economics; Climate change policy; Intellectual property rights; Co-operatives and the social economy; Agricultural and resource policy
Patricia GoberWater resource management; Climate adaptation; Vulnerability to hazards; Global water problems
Robert E. HawkinsAdministrative law (public inquiries, bias, standards of review); Constitutional law (crown prerogative and conventions); Post-secondary education policy
Iryna KryvoruchkoEconomics of charities; Foundation and leadership giving; Applied microeconomics; Tax policy
Greg MarchildonCanadian public policy and economic history; Evolution of public health care in Canada; Political, administrative and economic history of postwar Saskatchewan   ; Public health care policy in Canada and other advanced industrialized nations and comparative health systems
Kathleen McNuttDigital government; Social Media; Policy Analysis; Program Evaluation
Haizhen MouHealth policy; Fiscal policy; Population aging
M. Rose Olfert (Emerita)Public policy; Rural/regional economics; Rural-urban interdependence; People-based vs. Place-based policy; Rural economic restructuring; Resource based economies
Peter W.B. PhillipsScience, technology and innovation policy; International political economy; Regulation, governance and trade policy; Decision making theory and behavioural experimentation
Greg PoelzerAboriginal policy; Innovation; Northern development; Circumpolar north; Governance and development
Dionne PohlerLabour-management relationship; Union impact; Systems of employee voice; Strategic human resource management; The role and professionalization of HRM; Governance and HR systems in co-operatives
Ken Rasmussen Public enterprise management; Administrative reform; Administrative history; Non-profit organizations; Ethics and leadership; Provincial politics
Jeremy RaynerGlobal forest governance; Resource, environmental and energy policies; Policy theory (especially institutionalism and problems of policy change)
Keith WalkerLeadership philosophy and executive leader development; Professional and applied ethics; Governance and Board Governance; Policy making and decision making; Organizational theory and organizational development; Trust and moral agency; Public sector administration; Spiritual dimension of leadership; Capacity building in the new economy; Research methodologies; The best interests of the child; Personal, interpersonal, organizational and societal well-being
Wynne Young
Amy ZarzecznyHealth law; Health policy; Science and biomedical research policy; Medical tourism
Lihui ZhangCrime and victimization among children and youth; Early childhood development; Intergenerational mobility and inequality; Population health and well-being

Associate MembersAreas of Research Interests
Alan AndersonCanadian and comparative ethnic minority rights and state policy; Ethnonationalism; Canadian immigration and settlement policies; Urban Aboriginal and Indigenous housing policy
Loleen BerdahlCanadian politics; Research methodology; Political theory
Beth Bilson
Maureen BourassaCorporate social responsibility and stakeholder engagement; Meaning and impact of respect in the context of marketing relationships
Joel BruneauTrade and environment; Pollution and industrial structure; Water resources
Sheila Carr-StewartIndigenous educational governance and policy; Comparative education; Canadian Aboriginal policy; Community development; Social issues
Douglas A. ClarkWildlife and protected area management; Environmental governance and policy processes; Local and traditional ecological knowledge in decision-making; Wildlife-human conflicts, large carnivore conservation; Social-ecological systems and resilience theory
Brent Cotter
Joe GarceaPublic administration; Public policy analysis; Local government
Don GilchristPublic economics; Urban and regional economics
Richard GrayEconomics of innovation; Grain marketing; Science policy
Jill HobbsBioresource policy; Business and economics
William KerrCommercial policy; International trade
Robert LucasMonetary economics; Macroeconomics; International monetary economics
David McGraneCanadian, Saskatchewan and Quebec politics
Hans MichelmannComparative politics (Western Europe); European integration; Comparative public policy and administration
Stuart SmythInnovation; Agricultural biotechnology
Kara SomervilleGlobalization; Immigration; Transnational practices; Race and ethnic relations; Family

Adjunct ProfessorsAreas of Research Interests
David CastleEthics and governance of bioproducts and crops
Keith CulverEthics and governance of bioproducts and crops
Jeremy de BeerIntellectual property; Biotechnology; Information communications issues
Edna EinsiedelDemocratic engagement and governance of biotechnology, bioproducts and crops
Konstantinos (Dinos) GiannakasFood system innovation; Food and agricultural policy
Lou Hammond Ketilson
Sylvan KatzScience, technology and innovation policy; Use of complexity science to inform public policy and evaluation methods of complex innovation and science systems; bibliometric indicators with a specific emphasis on scale-independent measures.
James TanseySustainable development, risk management and the sociology of risk related to bioproducts and crops
Evelyn PetersAboriginal People and urbanization in Canada and internationally; Community-based research; Inner city issues
Brian Wixted

Policy FellowsAreas of Research Interests
Raynell AndreychukInternational law; Human rights
Michael Boda
John C. CourtneyCanadian and comparative: parties and elections; Electoral reform; Electoral systems; Franchise; Voter registration; Electoral administration; Boundary readjustments, Redistribution and redistricting; Leadership conventions
Dale EislerPolicy/communications interface; Economic and fiscal policy; Energy and environment; Canada-U.S. relations
Doug ElliotSaskatchewan demographics; Labour market supply and demand; First Nations development
Dan FlorizoneDedicated to Student First and the pursuit of excellence in education and public service (through Lean)
Richard FlorizoneScience and technology policy; Energy
Daniel M. FoxHealth policy and politics
Grant IsaacEnergy policy; Canada-US trade; Transatlantic trade; Trade, regulations and technology; Strategic management of intellectual property
Dylan JonesFederalism; Natural resources policy; Strategic economic policy
Peter MacKinnon
Jim MarshallPublic finance; Labour economics; Economics of education
Dwight NelsonHealth care sustainability; Effective governance in the public sector; Priority setting using program budgeting and marginal analysis; Strategic labour relations
Evelyn PetersAboriginal People and urbanization in Canada and internationally; Community-based research; Inner city issues
Roy Romanow
Peggy Schmeiser
Mike ShawPublic sector institution governance and leadership; Public policy; Public service renewal
David E. SmithParliament; Canadian federalism; Political parties
Sharon Lee Smith
John D. WhyteConstitutional law and theory; Constitutional reform; International constitutional development; Legal process and legal theory

Executive-in-ResidenceAreas of Research Interests
Dan PerrinsPublic administration; Social policy; Machinery of government; Board governance

Visiting ScholarsAreas of Research Interests
Sebastian SewerinEffects of democratic institutions on environmental policy outcomes and outputs

Post-Doctoral FellowsAreas of Research Interests
Lisa ClarkAgricultural trade policy; Food and agriculture social movements; Food and agriculture governance systems; Organic agriculture
Pierre-Marc DaigneaultCanadian public policy; Public administration; Program evaluation; Social policy and social assistance; Methodology
Michael W. KpessaDevelopment, institutional change, pension reform, and the role of transnational actors in sub-Sahara Africa and beyond.

Professional AffiliatesAreas of Research Interests
James LeachInternational trade development; International business
Sanjeev Singh