School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

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Kathy L. Brock

Professor 
cross-appointed with the Department of Political Studies

CV [DOC 365 KB] (last updated February 2019)

 

Research/Teaching:

  • 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

Dr. Kathy L. Brock is a Professor, School of Policy Studies and cross-appointed to the Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, current Past-President of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, and past National Research Chair for the Institute of Programs in Public Administration.

She has published books, academic articles and reports on nonprofit and voluntary organizations, Canadian and comparative politics and government, federalism and constitutional matters, and Aboriginal governance and issues. She is currently working on a manuscript on the operation of the Canadian federal system, and articles on the views of DMs and CAOs regarding the current state of the public service, medically assisted dying (suicide) policy, public sector ethics and Aboriginal policy and Indigenous governance. She has commenced a new study called “Riding the Trump-Trudeau Wave”.

Active in public affairs, she has served as a nonpartisan advisor to federal. provincial and territorial governments, political parties, an Aboriginal organization, nonprofit organizations and on a number of national and local boards, including her current work with the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, Research Committee of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, and Board member of the Limestone Learning Foundation. She is a frequent commentator in the national and local media on Canadian public affairs.

A dedicated professor, she received the 2008 Pierre De Celles IPAC Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration and the 2009 Frank Knox Award (Queen’s University) for Teaching Excellence (Queen’s).