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Associate Professor, Political Science / Undergraduate Advisor / Graduate Faculty Balsillie School of International Affairs
Areas of Expertise: East African politics; Women and development (Third World); Third World politics; Women and politics; Urban food security; African policy process; Uganda; Tanzania;
Biography: TEACHING …
Executive Director, Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS); Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise: The United Nations (UN); Transitional justice - Afghanistan, Cambodia, Kosovo and Uganda; Foreign and security policies, U.S., Canadian and Japanese; Defence industries, U.S., Canadian and Japanese; International conflict resolution; NATO; Russian foreign policy and defence industry policies; Value of graduate education
Biography: Current research work includes transitional justice and conflict-to-peace processes in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Uganda and Kosovo; the political, legal, economic and social dimensions of post-conflict peace and reconstruction programs; sovereignty and…
Professor, wlu.ca/history Series Editor, Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada: wlupress.wlu.ca
Areas of Expertise: Gender, class and family; Parenting roles, infant care and childrearing; Social welfare and social policy regarding children and families; Health policy, education and care; Maternity, infants, children and adolescents; The culture of childhood and adolescence in Canada; Adolescents and popular culture in 20th century Canada; The modernization of Canadian families; Canadian families during the Great Depression; The development of industrial hygiene/occupational health programs in Canada during the 20th century;
Biography: Academic Interests …
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Areas of Expertise: Canadian politics; Canadian political parties; The media's role in public policy; Public opinion; Environmental politics;
Associate Professor (Economics); Assistant Department Chair
Areas of Expertise: Economics of education; Canadian higher education policy; Public economics; Labour economics; Australian economic policy
Biography: Christine Neill graduated from the University of Queensland (Australia) with a B. Economics (Hons) in 1992, and went to work as an economist in the Australian Treasury and later the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She returned to her studies in…
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science; North American Studies Program
Areas of Expertise: Environmental policy and politics (especially Canada and the U.S.); Canadian politics; American politics
Biography: Comparative public policy, environmental policy. Dr. VanNijnatten's current research addresses several aspects of Canadian and American environmental policy, including air quality and climate change policy, transboundary institutions and state-province…
Professor, Faculty of Education; Cross-Appointed to the Department of Mathematics
Areas of Expertise: Early childhood development; Early childhood mathematics; Mathematical cognition; Post-secondary leadership and policy.
Biography: Dr. Kotsopoulos is a professor in the Faculty of Education, cross appointed to the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Science. She is a former Associate Vice-President Research (acting), Graduate Coordinator, and Associate Dean. Dr. Kotsopoulos…
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Areas of Expertise: Economics of education; School testing and quality; Access to postsecondary education; Federal and international fiscal policy; Monetary policy and inflation;
Biography: David Johnson is Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Professor Johnson's areas of specialty are macroeconomics, international finance and, more recently, the economics of education. …
Areas of Expertise: Inflation; Monetary policy; Fiscal policy; Transition countries; Central banking; Exchange rates; Retail prices; Economics
Biography: Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny, Professor of Economics, received an MA degree from Warsaw University (where he also studied mathematics) and a PhD from the University of Western Ontario. He joined the WLU faculty in 1987. His primary area of teaching and…
Associate Professor (Economics)
Areas of Expertise: Political economics; Public economics; Public policy; Voting in Canada; Microeconomics; Economy
Biography: Though born in Colombia, I lived in France, the United States, Yugoslavia, finally ending up in Canada. I completed my baccalureate studies in Economics at the University of Los Andes in BogotÓ (Colombia). After working for the Foreign Trade Agency of the…