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Elected Members A - L



Ron Anderson

Ron Anderson

Ron Anderson has been a faculty member at Queen’s since 1981. Prior to that, he spent two years as a Defence Scientist with the Defence Research Establishment Atlantic in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and a further two years as a design engineer with the Urban Transportation Development Corporation in Kingston. While at Queen’s and in addition to teaching, he served as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Applied Science, and as Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. He is currently Chair of Faculty Board in Engineering and Applied Science.

Diane Beauchemin

Diane Beauchemin

A native of Rosemère, QC, Diane Beauchemin obtained a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1980, and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1984 from l'Université de Montréal. After working as a Research Associate at the National Research Council of Canada, she joined the Department of Chemistry at Queen's in 1988 as an Assistant Professor. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1993 and to Full Professor in 2001. Her contributions include a pragmatic approach for risk assessment of food safety and new forensic analysis methods to identify vehicles in hit-and-run cases and to infer gender and ethnicity from a head hair.

Max Berkowitz

Max Berkowitz

Max Berkowitz is an Applied Mathematics and Engineering Student from Ottawa, Ontario. His interest in Queen’s Senate was developed through participation as an elected member of the Queen’s Engineering Society and Engineering Society Council, as well as subcommittees such as the Engineering Committee on External Communications. In addition to student advocacy, Max is actively engaged in academic research at Queen’s, including research into asphalt testing in collaboration with Professor Simon Hesp (Department of Chemistry).

Benjamin Bolden

Benjamin Bolden

Dr. Benjamin Bolden, music educator and composer, is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University. His research interests include the learning and teaching of composing, community music, arts-based research, creativity, and Web 2.0 technologies in education. As a teacher, Ben has worked with pre-school, elementary, secondary, and university students in Canada, England, and Taiwan. An associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre, Ben’s compositions have been performed by a variety of professional and amateur performing ensembles. Ben was editor of the Canadian Music Educator, journal of the Canadian Music Educators’ Association/L’Association canadienne des musiciens éducateurs, 2007-2014.

Kris Bowes

Kris Bowes

Kris is a 24-year employee of the University, and a recent Queen’s graduate (BA, Health Studies, 2012). Most of her career at Queen’s has been spent in the Dean’s Office in the Faculty of Health Sciences. She currently manages the Regional Education Office in the School of Medicine. She has a strong belief in supporting the mission of Queen’s academy and an affinity to all things Queen’s. She has previously served as a board member of the Friends of Frontenac Park, as well as the School Council representative for the Limestone District School Board.  

Abhirup Chakrabarti

Abhirup Chakrabarti

Abhirup Chakrabarti is Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Strategy at Smith School of Business. Dr. Chakrabarti studies puzzles in organizational intelligence, transformation, and strategy in the context of the reconfiguration behavior of Canadian, US, and South East Asian firms. His research has appeared in leading management journals, including Global Strategy Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, and has achieved honors from the Strategic Management Society. Dr. Chakrabarti served as the 2016 Chair of the Strategy Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. https://smith.queensu.ca/faculty_and_research/faculty_list/chakrabarti-a...

Yolande Chan

Yolande E. Chan

Yolande E. Chan is Associate Vice-Principal (Research) and E. Marie Shantz Professor of MIS at Queen's University. She holds a Ph.D. from the Ivey Business School, Western University; an M.Phil. in Management Studies from Oxford; and S.M. and S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T. She is a Rhodes Scholar and a Queen's National Scholar. Dr. Chan's research interests include digital technology strategy, innovation, and knowledge management. She serves on several editorial boards and has published her research in leading journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and the Journal of Management Information Systems.

See https://smith.queensu.ca/faculty_and_research/faculty_list/yolande_chan.php

Afsheen Chowdhury

Afsheen Chowdhury

Afsheen Chowdhury represents concurrent education as well as final year education students on Senate. Afsheen is a second year Concurrent Education student, completing her B.A. Hons with a medial in mathematics and gender studies, and her B.Ed within the Primary Junior division. Her experience working as the Equity Outreach Director in the Concurrent Education Student’s Association this past school year led Afsheen to pursue representing her fellow Con-Ed students on the Senate. Upon graduation Afsheen hopes to teach internationally, then enroll in law school before working her way up to becoming a future Prime Minister.

Andrew Craig

Andrew Craig

Andrew Craig earned his BSc in Biochemistry at Queen’s University (1993) prior to completing his PhD in the field of post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in Dr Nahum Sonenberg’s lab at McGill University (PhD 1998). PDF training in cancer biology and transgenic mouse models was performed with Dr Peter Greer at Queen’s Cancer Research Labs (1998-2002) prior to starting his own lab in the Department of Biochemistry at Queen’s (since 2002). Dr Craig has received numerous research awards including Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator award (2004-9) and the 2011 Young Investigator award from the Canadian Cancer Society.

Laeeque Daneshmend

Laeeque Daneshmend

1995 onwards: Noranda-Falconbridge Chair in Mine-Mechanical Engineering, The Robert M. Buchan Departing of Mining; cross-appointed to Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering. 2010 onwards: affiliated faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Cultural Studies at Queen's. 2007-2012: Head of Department, Departing of Mining, Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science. 2013-2015: Deputy Provost, Queen's University. Born in Pakistan; grew up in Libya, the Sudan, and England. In addition to English, I have native proficiency in spoken Urdu/Hindi; working proficiency in written Urdu; working proficiency in spoken Punjabi; and working proficiency in written classical Arabic (very rusty in spoken colloquial Arabic!).

Jacqueline Davies

Jacqueline Davies

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Cross-Appointed to Gender Studies, and Affiliated with the Cultural Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Program. 2015 recipient of the Queen's Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Teaching Award. She has developed and taught Queen's courses in many formats and sites from small seminars and large lecture courses on main campus to CDS courses by correspondence, radio, and inside the former Federal Prison for Women. Recent curriculum development includes PHIL 275 "Thinking Gender, Sex, and Love." Research interests include diverse feminisms, philosophy of sex and love, sexual commerce, Levinas, and Critical Prison Studies.

Christopher DeLuca

Christopher DeLuca

Christopher DeLuca (PhD, Queen’s University) is an Associate Professor in Classroom Assessment and Curriculum Studies in the Faculty of Education. His research examines the intersection of curriculum and pedagogy as operating within frameworks of educational assessment and accountability. He is currently the President of the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association and co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Education. At Queen’s, he is an active member of the Faculty's Assessment and Evaluation Group and co-directs the yearly Bachelor of Education musical. For more information see: http://educ.queensu.ca/chris-deluca

David Detomasi

David Detomasi

Dr. Detomasi is an associate professor of international business at the Smith School of Business. He completed his PhD from the Department of Political Studies at Queen's University in 1999, specializing in international political economy. He also holds a Master of Arts in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen's University, and is a graduate of the Executive Program on the Global Financial System from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Dr. Detomasi's research interests include globalization, geopolitics, and corporate and non-profit governance. For further information please visit his website.

Craig Draeger

Craig Draeger

Elected in 2016 to a two-year term on the University Senate. Arts and Science '13 and '18 student. http://craigdraeger.strikingly.com/

Petra Fachinger

Petra Fachinger

Petra Fachinger specializes in transnational literatures, diaspora studies (Asia/Pacific, South Asia, Muslim diaspora literature), Indigenous literatures, and environmental humanities. She has served on numerous Queen’s University committees, including the Academic Planning Task Force. She currently serves as QUFA Equity Representative, chairs the FAS Nominating Committee, and is a member of the Cultural Awareness Working Group reporting to the Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University. http://www.queensu.ca/english/faculty/current-faculty/p-fachinger

Amir Fam

Amir Fam

Dr. Fam has been active in a broad range of research projects and taught many courses in structural engineering, related to concrete structures and applications of fiber reinforced polymers. Before being awarded the Munro Chair, Dr. Fam was a Canada Research Chair in Innovative and Retrofitted Structures for ten years. He has over 200 refereed publications and is a recipient of the Ontario Early Researcher Award, Queen's University Chancellor's Research Award and Civil Engineering Teaching Award. Dr. Fam is the Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Civil Engineering and serves in numerous committees at the university, faculty and department levels.

Stevenson Fergus

Stevenson Fergus

B.S.F.S Georgetown University, 1992; M.P.H. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001; Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2005; Faculty member in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's since 2005  

Marcia Finlayson

Marcia Finlayson

Dr. Finlayson's background and research interests can be located on the School of Rehabilitation website at http://rehab.queensu.ca/people/faculty/marcia_finlayson

 

Elaine Gao

Elaine is a second year Commerce student from Vancouver, BC. Having developed an interest in inspiring student engagement as the leader of the student council in high school, she chose to fly across the country to attend Queen's for its active student government. During her first year, she served as a first-year intern in the Commerce Society and as a graphic design deputy within the AMS's Communications office. In her spare time, Elaine stokes her love for new consumer technology by competing in hackathons and learning to code.

Adam Grotsky

Adam Grotsky

Adam is a law student and currently serves as President of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS). Adam also completed his BAH in Political Studies at Queen's, and was actively involved in the community during that time. Most notably, Adam represented over 10,000 students as President of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS). Adam's time at Queen's has taught him that our community works best when it works together and when it works for everyone – a philosophy he will apply to matters before the Senate.

Alice Hovorka

Alice Hovorka

Dr. Hovorka is Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, and Director of the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University. Her research program broadly explores human-environment relationships and is theoretically informed by feminist, poststructuralist and posthumanist philosophical perspectives. Dr. Hovorka currently runs The Lives of Animals Research Group http://www.queensu.ca/livesofanimals/ which offers interdisciplinary and action-oriented approaches to studying human-animal relations in Botswana and Canada. She is committed to high quality graduate and undergraduate student mentoring and training, and is engaged in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning community. Dr. Hovorka is also a Humboldt Fellow.

Brandon Jamieson

Brandon Jamieson

I'm a fourth year student pursuing a B.A.H in Political Studies. Previously, I’ve had the privilege of serving as the President of the Arts & Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS), as well as a student Senator during my second year at Queen’s. With a passion for academic advocacy and the preservation of the student experience, I’m always happy to chat about anything related academics, student life, or the broader post-secondary education sector!

Erik Knutsen

Erik Knutsen

Erik S. Knutsen is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University. His areas of academic interest include accident law, insurance, tort, and civil litigation. He is a co-author of one of the leading American insurance law treatises and the leading casebook on Canadian civil litigation. His work has been cited by Canadian, American and European courts. Professor Knutsen earned his LL.M. from Harvard Law School, his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and his B.A.(Hons.) from Lakehead University. He has earned the Queen’s Law teaching award three times. He has practiced tort and insurance litigation in Thunder Bay at Carrel + Partners LLP, in Toronto at Fasken Martineau LLP, and in New York at Paul, Weiss LLP where he assisted with 9/11 World Trade Center cases.

Ben Kutsyuruba

Ben Kutsyuruba

Ben is an Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership, and School Law and serves as the Associate Director, Social Program Evaluation Group. He has a BA, Specialist Diploma (Chernivtsi), an M.Ed. (Saskatchewan), and a PhD (Saskatchewan). Throughout his career, Benjamin has worked as a teacher, researcher, manager, and professor in the field of education in Ukraine and Canada. More information is available on his website

Cathy Lemmon

Cathy Lemmon

Cathy Lemmon is the International Programs Adviser at Queen’s International Centre. She has been involved in international education since 1996 and received her Certificate in Intercultural Studies from UBC in 2007. Cathy was involved in developing the Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy, the Risk & Responsibility for Study, Work or Travel Office, the Emergency Support Program for Study Abroad, and Queen’s International Directory - a precursor to the “International” tab on Queen’s website. Cathy is an intercultural trainer and a senior instructor for the Socio-cultural Competency Training Program. She delivers cultural adjustment workshops and developed culture modules for Queen’s pre-departure orientation.

Jennifer Li

Jennifer Li

Jennifer is a BAH’17 student currently serving as the President of the Alma Mater Society (AMS). She is committed to fostering a strong and positive relationship between the Senate and the undergraduate students to enhance the academic and out of classroom Queen’s experience.