I have been employed by the University of Regina since July 2000. I have taught classes in introductory economics, all levels of macroeconomics and of econometrics. I have also developed courses in the fields of money and banking, population economics, and the economics of crime and public safety.
I am currently Head of the Department of Justice Studies. I have served as the Arts Academic Work Internship and Co-operative Education Coordinator (2002-2008), Head of the Department of Economics (2008-2013), and Head of the Department of International Languages (2015-2018).
I earned my PhD in Economics at Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, in 2000. My dissertation was titled “Demographic and Institutional Influences on Canadian Savings Behaviour”. My research focuses on the demographic, socio-economic, and policy influences on savings, foreign capital flows and economic growth, and on crime and public safety.
I am a Research Fellow with the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety at the University of Regina. I am the Principal Investigator of the research project titled “The Changing Economy and Demography of Saskatchewan and its Impact on Crime and Policing”. This research is funded in part by RCMP Division “F”, with the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety. Reports may be accessed at https://www.justiceandsafety.ca/centre-initiatives/austerity-policing.html.
I am the Principal Investigator for the Collaborative Research Project of the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Corrections, Policing, and Public Safety on the Economics of Policing and Corrections.
I represented the University of Regina at the 2019 National Conference on PTSD, presenting at and leading a workshop on the economic and social costs of PTSD, and I consulted for the Public Health Agency of Canada in the efforts to develop the 2020 Federal Framework on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
Department of Economics OR Department of Justice Studies; University of Regina; Regina, Saskatchewan Canada S4S 0A2
- Correctional Workers
- Demographic change
- Program Evaluation
Willing to be contacted for collaboration.