Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor of Political Science specializing in Canadian Politics, Local Government and Public Policy & Administration
Phone: 905-688-5550 x3481
BSC (Accounting), University of Louisville
MA (Public Administration), Carleton
PhD (Political Science), University of Toronto
Certified General Accountant
My current research project involves examining the leadership qualities of municipal chief administrative officers.
Leaders in the Shadows: The Leadership Qualities of Municipal Chief Administrative Officers in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014)
"Leadership Role of the Municipal Chief Administrative Officer", Canadian Public Administration (Summer 2010)
Ontario, in Andrew Sancton and Robert Young, eds. Foundations of Governance: Municipal Government in Canada’s Provinces (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), pp. 20-69.
The Young Are the Restless: The Problem of Attracting and Retaining Young People, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, vol. 17, no. 2 (Winter 2008)
Professionalism and Public Service: Essays in Honour of Kenneth Kernaghan, co-edited with Ken Rasmussen (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008).
Personality Traits of Municipal Politicians and Administrators, (co-authored with Michael Ashton and Joseph Kushner) Canadian Public Administration, vol. 50, no. 2 (Summer, 2007), pp. 273-289.
Why Do Municipal Electors Not Vote? (co-authored with Joseph Kushner) Canadian Journal of Urban Research, vol. 15, no 2 (Winter 2006), pp. 264-77.
Recent Changes in Provincial-Municipal Relations in Ontario: A New Era or a Missed Opportunity? in Robert Young and Christian Leuprecht (eds.) Municipal-Federal-Provincial Relations in Canada (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006), pp. 181-97.
Classic Readings in Canadian Public Administration, co-edited with Barbara Wake Carroll and Mark Sproule-Jones (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2005), 523 pp.
Municipal Reform in Ontario: Revolutionary Evolution, in Joseph Garcea and Edward C. LeSage Jr., eds. Municipal Reform in Canada: Reconfiguration, Re-Empowerment, and Rebalancing Don Mills, Ont.: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 127-48.
Are Services Delivered More Efficiently After Municipal Amalgamations? (co-authored with Joseph Kushner) Canadian Public Administration, vol. 48, no. 2 (Summer 2005), pp. 251-67.
Citizens' Attitudes Toward Municipal Amalgamation in Three Ontario Municipalities, (co-authored with Joseph Kushner), Canadian Journal of Regional Science, vol. 26, no. 1 (Spring 2003), pp. 49-59.
Effect of Municipal Amalgamations in Ontario on Political Representation and Accessibility, (co-authored with Joseph Kushner) Canadian Journal of Political Science, vol. 36, no 5 (December 2003), pp. 1035-51.
Urban Policy Issues: Canadian Perspectives, co-edited with E.P. Fowler (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2002), 302 pp.
Evolution, Revolution, Amalgamation: Restructuring in Three Ontario Municipalities, co-authored with Thomas R. Hollick (London, Ont.: Local Government Program, University of Western Ontario, 2001), 354 pp.
Canadian Mayors A Profile and Determinants of Electoral Success, co-authored with Joseph Kushner and Hannah Stanwick, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, vol. 10, no. 1 (June 2001), pp. 5-22.
Service in the Field: The World of Front-Line Public Servants, co-authored with Barbara Wake Carroll (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1999), 251 pp.
Public Administration in Canada: A Text, co authored with Kenneth Kernaghan (Scarborough: Nelson, 1987), 642 pp. Second edition in 1991, 659 pp. Third edition in 1995, 706 pp. Fourth edition in 1999.