In the 2021/22 academic year I’m teaching two courses:

Public Management: Principles and Approaches

PADM 5122

This course gives graduate students of public policy and administration a primer on the core concepts and key debates at play in Canadian government, including: the role of cabinet, ministers, and the civil service in the policy process; Responsible Government and the confidence convention; Canadian federalism; and Crown-Indigenous relations.

The course introduces students to these topics using case studies and simulations, drawing on a textbook that I co-authored with Prof. Jonathan Craft, Issues in Canadian Governance

Digital Government: Modernising policy, services, and administration for the digital age

PADM 5702

This course follows the syllabus that I helped create as a founding member of the Harvard-based international collaboration Teaching Public Service in the Digital Age.

The course introduces students to digital-era approaches to policy making, service delivery and government administration, and answers questions like: “how can government policymakers better design programs to meet their users’ needs?”, “Why should governments work more openly and collaboratively, and how can they do so effectively?” And, “how can governments harness the potential of new data and technologies responsibly and accountably?”.


I am eager to supervise students and post-doctoral researchers interested in public administration, Canadian government, digital government and public data governance.

Students interested in working with large datasets and computationally-intensive analytical approaches are invited to house their projects in the Canada Foundation for Innovation high-powered computing lab that I lead at Carleton University.