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Elizabeth Schwartz

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School welcomes new faculty member

The JSGS is pleased to announce the addition of Elizabeth Schwartz as an assistant professor in the area of decision making

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is pleased to appoint Elizabeth (Beth) Schwartz as an assistant professor in the area of decision making in public policy.

With a PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, Schwartz's doctoral dissertation tested a new theory of public policy adoption at the municipal level in Canada. Schwartz's research has mainly concerned energy policy, climate change and environment policy, local government and governance and qualitative methodology. Schwartz also received her MA in Political Science from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management from Carleton University.

“With a background in climate change policy, Beth strengthens the JSGS commitment to the Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP) and brings a welcome focus on urban sustainability to the School,” said Jeremy Rayner, JSGS Director and Energy Policy Lead for CSIP.

In addition to teaching courses in the Masters of Public Administration program, Schwartz will be taking an active part in a research program on evidence informed decision making and public engagement supported by the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation.

“We are looking forward to having Beth Schwartz join our faculty and excited to see the results of her research,” said Kathy McNutt, JSGS Executive Director.

She will be located at the School’s U of S campus, and her appointment is effective January 1, 2017.

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For more information, please contact:

Colleen Hennan, Communications and Marketing Specialist
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan campus
Phone: 306-966-2663 
Email: colleen.hennan@usask.ca

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