“I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Lori Turnbull as Director of the School of Public Administration in our Faculty. Her 5-year term will start January 1, 2019. She will also be cross-appointed to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.”
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Lori Turnbull as Director of the School of Public Administration in our Faculty. Her 5-year term will start January 1, 2019. She will also be cross-appointed to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Dr. Turnbull comes to the School with an outstanding reputation as a political analysts, and as one of our country’s top experts in the field. Dr. Turnbull was affiliated to the Department of Political Science as an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University, since 2005, and worked and published with the late Dr. Peter Aucoin, one the School’s former Directors. Over the last decade or so, Dr. Turnbull’s contributions have acclaimed recognition from honourable subject experts from around the world. Her book “Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government”, co-authored with Mark Jarvis and Peter Aucoin, won the Donner Prize in 2011 and the Donald Smiley Prize in 2012.
Dr. Turnbull’s work has been published in many highly ranked journals in public administration and political science. She has also worked as a policy researcher for the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Allegations Respecting Business and Financial Dealings Between Karlheinz Schreiber and the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney. More recently, from July 2015 until July 2017, she was on secondment to the Privy Council Office (PCO) in Ottawa, first as a Policy Advisor in the Machinery of Government Secretariat, then as Departmental Liaison to the Office of the Minister of Democratic Institutions, and finally as a Policy Advisor at the Priorities and Planning Secretariat.
Dr. Turnbull’s appointment is the result of a thorough search process, which had great interest from excellent candidates locally and nationally. Her hiring comes with enthusiastic support from the search committee, chaired by Dr. Vivian Howard, and included Faculty, staff and students. Members of the committee were Isabelle Caron, Krista Cullymore, Peter Duinker, Stephane Mechoulan, Markus Sharaput, and Binod Sundararajan. The committee’s decision was unanimous.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Turnbull to Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management.
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
Dean, Faculty of Management