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Andrew Graham

Emeritus Professor


It is with sadness that we write that Prof. Andrew Graham has passed away.

Prof. Graham, or ‘Andy’ as he was known to generations of MPA and PMPA students, was one of the School of Policy Studies most well-known members.  He joined the School after a long and distinguished career in Canada’s federal government; he was the Warden of Kingston Penitentiary before rising to the level of Assistant Deputy Minister, a rank he held for 14 years.  His roles focused on corporate management, a skillset that he was determined to impart on his students.  He joined the School of Policy Studies but maintained an active and high profile role in his field, often teaching in professional development workshops for groups like the Canadian Association of Police Boards.  He served as the President of the Professional Association of Public Executives (APEX) and as a member of the editorial board for the Canadian Public Administration Journal.

Andy was active in the School of Policy Studies for more than 20 years.  He played a leadership role in the development of the Professional Master of Public Administration program and was an enthusiastic instructor within this program.  He mentored generations of both students and faculty in the areas of governance and public administration.  Andy was also a leader in developing case studies as an important pedagogical tool in public administration pedagogy, and was a strong supporter of our student case study teams.  He also contributed to new learning tools in areas such as financial management, leadership and strategy in government.  Upon his retirement from active teaching in February of 2022, he was named Professor Emeritus and made a Matthews Fellow within the School. 

Prof. Graham passed away peacefully, at home, on April 18.  He will be missed by us all.  In lieu of flowers, his family has asked that donations be directed to the St. Lawrence District Medical Centre, P.O Box 39, Lansdowne ON, K0E 1L0.

  • public sector financial management;
  • management in the public sector.