Visiting Professors and Scholars

McConnell Visiting Professors of Practice and Scholars

Supported by funding from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, these positions are for practitioners with a history of accomplishment and the capacity to engage in the activities of the School, particularly the School’s MPP program.

Ian Scott

McConnell Professor of Practice (2023-2024)

Expert on policy and regulation in broadcasting and telecommunications

Barbara Koremenos

McConnell Visiting Scholar (2023-2024)

Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith

McConnell Visiting Scholar (2022-2024)

Expert on human trafficking, labour migration and human rights; 2021 O’Brien Fellow in Residence

Vincent Rigby

McConnell Professor of Practice (2022-2023)

Former National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister


Sue Gardner

Sue Gardner

McConnell Professor of Practice (2021-2022)

Executive Director of The Markup, former director of and now special advisor to the Wikimedia Foundation, expert on technology, media, gender, and digital freedoms.

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

McConnell Visiting Scholar (2021-2022)

Expert on social innovation, African agriculture and nutrition, entrepreneurship, and youth development


Ken Boessenkool

Ken Boessenkool

McConnell Professor of Practice (2020-2021)

Research Fellow at the CD Howe Institute

Contributor to The Line and President and founder of Sidicus Consulting Ltd.



David Shribman

David Shribman

McConnell Professor of Practice (2019-2020)


Awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for his coverage of U.S. politics

Ten years as the Washington Bureau Chief of The Boston Globe


Visiting Professors & Scholars


Neil Bouwer

Professor of Practice, Max Bell School of Public Policy

Assistant Deputy Minister, Government of Canada

Scott Janzwood

Research Director, Cascade Institute, Royal Roads University


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