Instructors

Andrea Lawlor, PhD

Andrea Lawlor in an Assistant Professor at King’s University College at Western University. She specializes in political communications and media analysis, Canadian social policy and electoral finance reform. Her research can be found in the Canadian Journal of Political Science,... Continue reading

Anthony Piscitelli

Anthony Piscitelli is a Professor in the Public Service Program at Conestoga College. Mr. Piscitelli also has a strong connection to the Wilfrid Laurier University community. He is an Associate with the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy, he has an... Continue reading

Bianca Dreyer

Bianca Dreyer is a PhD student at Wilfrid Laurier University in Community Psychology. Her research interests are based on connecting issues of sustainability more closely to frameworks of social justice (e.g. climate... Continue reading

Cheryl Poth

Cheryl Poth is a faculty member and award winning instructor in the Centre for Research and Applied Measurement and Evaluation in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In this role, she has developed and teaches graduate... Continue reading

Dave Armstrong

Dave Armstrong is Associate Professor of Political Science and Statistics (by courtesy) at the University of Western Ontario. He also holds the Canada Research Chair in Political Methodology. He has taught short, intensive graduate-level statistics courses at the University of Oxford... Continue reading

Ellis Furman

Ellis is a PhD candidate in Community Psychology at Laurier who is interested in the health and well-being of LGBTQ people, community-based research, and social justice. Their researcher profile is available on the... Continue reading

Ketan Shankardass, PhD

Dr. Shankardass is an assistant professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and associate scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital. He draws on his training in epidemiology, public health and geography to... Continue reading

Manuel Reimer, PhD

Manuel Riemer is an associate professor of community and sustainability science at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Director of the Viessmann Centre for Engagement and Research in Sustainability (VERiS), Environment and Justice Research Group. He received his PhD in Psychology with... Continue reading

Michael Steeleworthy, MLIS

Michael Steeleworthy is the Data Librarian at the Wilfrid Laurier University Library.  He consults on the management and stewardship of research data with faculty and students at all Laurier campuses, including the development of data management plans (DMPs) and the use of Dataverse... Continue reading

Nina Rosenbusch, PhD

Dr. Rosenbusch is an Associate Professor in the Policy area at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. She received her PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Jena, Germany. Her research focuses on performance determinants in entrepreneurial firms and has been... Continue reading

Sean Simpson, MA

Sean Simpson is Vice President of Ipsos Reid in Canada and has worked in the Public Affairs division for over 8 years. Ipsos Public Affairs has 700 staff located in 34 countries, and is the world's leading polling firm. Sean joined Ipsos following his studies at Wilfrid Laurier... Continue reading

Shawna Reibling, MA

Shawna Reibling is currently a knowledge mobilization officer at Wilfrid Laurier University where her primary role is to assist faculty with crafting and implementing knowledge mobilization plans. She also works to... Continue reading

Simon Coulombe, PhD

Simon Coulombe, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Community Psychology program at Wilfrid Laurier University. His research interests are based on the integration of theories, concepts and methods from positive psychology (flourishing, strengths, health, life projects) and... Continue reading

Simon Kiss, PhD

​Simon Kiss is a political scientist at Wilfrid Laurier University with an interest in political communication, public opinion and environmental politics. He conducts statistical analysis and data management exclusively in R and has successfully completed an intensive five-day course... Continue reading

Sue Weare, MSW

Sue Weare has a Masters of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, specializing in community and organizational practice. Throughout her career in the public and non-profit sectors, Sue has... Continue reading

Tom Cardoso

Tom Cardoso is a data journalist and graphics editor at The Globe and Mail. He specializes in data-driven reporting and visualization, with a focus on business and politics. His work has uncovered issues in securities law... Continue reading