Anthony Piscitelli, MA

Anthony Piscitelli has a strong connection to the Wilfrid Laurier University community. He is an Associate with the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy, an Assistant Practicum Instructor Part Time with the Faculty of Social Work, he has an undergraduate degree and  Masters in Political Science from Laurier and he will be beginning a part-time Doctorate in Geography at Laurier in September. When he's not working or visiting the Laurier campus Anthony spends his time apologizing to his wife for not being around and chasing around his one year old son. Anthony is teaching Introduction to SPSS.

Contact: apisitelli@gmail.com


Shawna Reibling, MA

Shawna Reibling is currently a knowledge mobilization officer at Wilfrid Laurier University where her primary role is to assist faculty with crafting and implementing knowledge mobilization plans. She also works to translate research into accessible formats for the general public, and tweets as @LaurierResearch.  Since 2010 she has served as a broker for ResearchImpact, a pan-Canadian network of 12 universities committed to maximizing the impact of academic research for the social, economic, environmental and health benefits of Canadians.  In the most recent Knowledge Mobilization Works survey, Shawna was rated one of the top three knowledge mobilization influencers in Canada. Her workshops are also offered as part of the 2014 CAGS/ETS Award for Excellence and Innovation in Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience ASPIRE program.  Shawna holds a Masters and Bachelor of Communications from Simon Fraser University. She is teaching Knowledge Translation.

Contact: sreibling@wlu.ca

Manuel Riemer, PhD

Manuel Riemer is an associate professor of community and environmental psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and the director of the Centre for Community, Research, Learning and Action and the Community, Environment and Justice Research Group. He received his PhD in Psychology with a major in Quantitative Methods from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University (USA). He is a recipient of the Early Researcher Award of the Society for Community Research and Action / Division 27 of the American Psychological Association. He is also a founding partner and academic advisor of the Sustainable Societies Consulting Group (www.sscg.org), a social enterprise that offers research, evaluation and organizational development services to environmental, health and social organizations. Dr. Riemer has researched and published on survey design and taught multiple survey design related classes and applied workshops. He is teaching Survey Design and Hierarchical (Multi-Level) Linear Modelling.

Contact: mriemer@wlu.ca

Nina Rosenbusch, PhD

Dr. Rosenbusch is an Assistant Professor in the Policy area at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. She received her PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Jena, Germany. Her research focuses on performance determinants in entrepreneurial firms and has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, and Journal of Business Research. Nina conducts meta-analysis based on previously conducted research as well as primary studies. She has delivered workshops on the method of meta-analysis at different universities in Canada, Germany, and the UK. She is teaching Meta-Analysis.

Contact: nrosenbusch@wlu.ca

Ketan Shankardass, PhD

Dr. Shankardass is an associate professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and associate scientist at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital. He draws on his training in social epidemiology, public health and geography to understand the drivers of population health inequity from “cell to society” and to support innovative solutions for more equitable health systems. He has used a realist scientific approach in several health policy and policy implementation studies. Dr. Shankardass is teaching the workshop on Realist Review.

Contact: kshankardass@wlu.ca

Sean Simpson, MA
Sean Simpson is Vice President of Ipsos Reid in Canada and has worked in the Public Affairs division for over 8 years. Ipsos Public Affairs has 700 staff located in 34 countries, and is the world's leading polling firm. Sean joined Ipsos following his studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he completed both Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Political Science. He leads Ipsos Reid’s public opinion polling in Canada, collaborating with clients and directing research studies on a wide variety of topics, including political behaviour, policy research, social and consumer trends. His research focuses on reputation, issues management, strategic communications (GR, PR), and polling for public release. Sean is an active speaker who gives lectures and presentations in both academic and business settings. While his office is located in downtown Toronto, he lives in Kitchener with his wife Amie. Sean is teaching Sampling and Recruiting.

Contact: 
Sean.Simpson@Ipsos.com


Michael Steeleworthy, MLIS

Michael Steeleworthy is the Data Librarian at the Wilfrid Laurier University Library.  He consults on the management and stewardship of research data with faculty and students at all Laurier campuses, including the development of data management plans (DMPs) and the use of Dataverse, the Library’s research data repository.  Michael is also the Library’s liaison to Statistics Canada and provides access and research support for hundreds of its datasets. He is teaching Research Data Management: An Introduction.

Contact: msteeleworthy@wlu.ca

Sue Weare has a Masters of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, specializing in community and organizational practice. Throughout her career in the public and non-profit sectors, Sue has been responsible for coordinating a variety of participatory engagement processes, community-based research projects, and organizational or community capacity-building programs. She is Associate Director of the Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA) at Laurier and a regular research partner of The O’Halloran Group (Guelph).  Sue is known for her vitality and ability to build strong community connections and partnerships. Sue is teaching Conducting Effective Interviews and Focus Groups and Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis.

Contact: sweare@wlu.ca