Governance

The Prentice Institute is overseen by the Strategic Governing council, consisting of the Associate Vice-President of Research/Dean of School of Graduate Studies (AVPR/DSGS), the  Dean of Arts and Science at the University of Lethbridge, and the Director of the Prentice Institute.  The Steering Committee (SC) has eleven (11) members including the Director and the Associate Director.  The SC membership is weighted towards university representation across faculties and disciplines.  Among its several responsibilities it advises on the strategic direction of the Institute.  The Research Advisory Committee (RAC)  and the Academic Advisory Committee each consist of five tenured faculty members drawn from research areas relevant to the Institute’s vision and mission.

Dr. Oluwagbohunmi (Olu) Awosoga - Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Science, General

Dr. Debra Basil - Professor, Dhillon School of Business, Marketing Program

Dr. Glenda Bonifacio - Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, Woman and Gender Studies Program

Dr. James Byrne - Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, Geography Program

Dr. Trevor Harrison - Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, Sociology Program

Dr. Noella Piquette - Professor, Faculty of Education, Education Program

Dr. Daniela Sirbu - Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, New Media Program

Dr. Ivan Townshend - Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, Geography Program

Dr. Wei Xu - Professor and Chair, Faculty of Arts and Science, Geography Program

Dr. Lars K. Hallstrom (Chair) (Ex Officio) - Director of the Prentice Institute. Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, Political Science Program

Dr. Cherryl Currie (Chair) - Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Public Health Program

Dr. Peter Kellett - Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing Program

Dr. Bonnie Lee - Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Addictions Counselling Program

Dr. Richard Mueller - Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, Economics Program

Dr. William Ramp - Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, Sociology Program

Dr. Rossitsa Yalamova - Associate Professor, Dhillon School of Business, Finance Program

Dr. Kristine Alexander (Volunteer) - Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, History Program 

Dr. Jim Byrne (Volunteer) - Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, Geography Program