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Kathy Brock

MPA Program Advisor, Professor and Senior Fellow,

Cross-Appointed with the Department of Political Studies

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Dr. Kathy L. Brock is a Professor, School of Policy Studies and cross-appointed to the Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Chair of the National Accreditation Board for Programs in Public Administration, former President of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, and former National Research Chair for the Institute of Programs in Public Administration. She has published books, academic articles and reports on the non-profit sector, Canadian and comparative politics and government, federalism and constitutional matters, Aboriginal governance and issues and the judiciary and the executive. She has been active in public affairs as a nonpartisan advisor to federal, provincial and territorial governments, political parties, an Aboriginal organization and leaders, and non-profit organizations. A dedicated professor, she received the 2008 Pierre De Celles IPAC Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration (national award) and the 2009 Frank Knox Award (Queen’s University) for Teaching Excellence and was a finalist for the 2020 Queen’s Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence.


Recently Professor Brock has pursued an active research program and public engagement relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on governance in Canada.  View the publication list here.


CV [PDF 550KB] (last updated October 2022)

  • public policy and the voluntary sector
  • Canadian government and politics
  • the constitution and the judiciary
  • federalism
  • aboriginal self-government
  • public law
  • women and politics
  • governing institutions