Robert Shepherd is on sabbatical until June 30, 2023.

Robert’s research spans public management and governmental reform, Indigenous public management, ethics, and policy and program evaluation. He is interested in how public accountability and oversight systems intersects to improve overall public management and governance systems. In addition, his research extends to understanding how governmental program evaluation functions can improve public policy and decision-making. Improving ethics in government also contributes to governmental legitimacy and democracy.

Robert Shepherd

Robert Shepherd

Associate Professor

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Canadian public management; comparative public management; audit and federal program evaluation; performance measurement and management; First Nations governance; ethics and accountability in government


Honours

  • SPPA Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013/14
  • C.B. MacPherson-Dawson Dissertation Fellowship (2001/02)
  • Department of Political Science, University of Toronto Amount: $2,500
  • Doctoral Studies Research Fellowship, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto ,1997/98-2000/01, 2001/0


Academic Leadership

Former President of Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) (2016-2018)

National organizer of the Public Administration Student Case Competition

National organizer of the Public Administration Student Case Competition

Former President of the Consortium of Universities for Evaluation Education (2010 - 2016)

Former President of the Consortium of Universities for Evaluation Education (2010 – 2016)


Active Initiatives




Lecture and Interview Videos


Media coverage

SPPA News



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