Dr. J.P. Lewis
J.P. Lewis is an Assistant Professor of political science at the University of New Brunswick Saint John. He received a BA (Honours) from the University of Waterloo in 2002 and MAs in Political Science (2003) and History (2005) from the University of Guelph. He obtained a PhD from Carleton University in 2011 where his dissertation was on the evolution of citizenship education in Canadian schools, with a focus on both policy development and implementation.
His major research interests are in cabinet government and citizenship education, with a focus on Canada. He teaches courses on Canadian government and politics, provincial politics, federalism, elections and political parties and Canadian politics and the media.
- "Governance in the Age of Digital Media and Branding" with Alex Marland and Tom Flanagan. Governance. 2016.
- "A Consideration of Cabinet Size", Canadian Parliamentary Review. Volume 38. Number 3. 2015.
- " 'Expansion in Progress' Understanding Portfolio Adoption in the Canadian Provinces, 1982-2012" with Andrea Lawlor. Canadian Journal of Political Science. Volume 48. Number 1. March 2015.
- "Provincial Governments and Ministerial Portfolios in Canada (1867-2012)" with Andrea Lawlor. Canadian Public Administration. Volume 57. Issue 4. December 2014.
- "Elite Attitudes on the Centralization of Power in Canadian Political Executives: A Survey of Former Canadian Provincial and Federal Cabinet Ministers, 2000-2010", Canadian Journal of Political Science Volume 46. Issue 4. 2013
- "If we could all be Peter Lougheed-Provincial premiers and their legacies, 1967-2007", British Journal of Canadian Studies Volume 25. Issue 1. 2012.
- "Priority Setters and Guardians: The Relationship between Premiers and Treasurers in Ontario, 1960-2001", The Guardian: Perspectives on the Ministry of Finance of Ontario. Ed. Patrice Dutil. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2011.
- "Should electoral bodies encourage voting? The Case for the Civic Education Role" Citizenship Teaching and Learning. Volume 10. Number 3. 2015.
- "The Place of Civic Engagement in Introductory Canadian Politics and Government Courses in Canadian Universities" with Stephanie Bell. Journal of Political Science Education. Volume 11. Issue 2. 2015.
- "A Survey of Civic Engagement Education in Introductory Canadian Politics Courses" with Stephanie Bell. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Volume 6. Issue 1. 2014.
- "Mapping the Civic Education Policy Community in Canada: A Study of Policy Actors' Attitudes", with Stephanie Bell. Citizenship Teaching and Learning Volume 9. Issue 3. 2014.
- "It's What Happens on the Front Lines of Civic Education Policy that Matters: Reflections on a Natural Experiment on Youth Turnout in Ontario", with Henry Milner. Canadian Political Science Review, Volume 5. Issue 2. 2011.
- "Commissioned Citizenship: The Evolution of Pedagogical Citizen Construction in Canada, 1947-1994", American Review of Canadian Studies Volume 40. Issue 4. December 2010.
- Radio - CBC Information Morning - Fredericton - February 17, 2016 - "Question Period Question"
- Podcast - Canadaland Commons - November 9, 2015 - "How the Cabinet is like the Wu-Tang Clan"
- Radio - CBC Information Morning - Fredericton - September 10, 2015 - "Political Flip Flop"
- Newspaper - Telegraph-Journal - June 27, 2015 - "What would proportional representation do to N.B."
- Newspaper - Telegraph-Journal - May 11, 2015 - "In elections, anything is possible"
- Newspaper - Telegraph-Journal - April 24, 2015 - "Budget target was individuals, not regions"
- Radio - CBC Information Morning - Saint John - February 6, 2015 - "Special Council Meeting"
- Radio - CBC Information Morning - Saint John - October 15, 2014 - "Gary Keating Resigns"
- Radio - CBC Information Morning - Saint John - August 28, 2014 - "Election signs"
Contact J.P. Lewis at 506-648-5920 or jp[dot]lewis[at]unb[dot]ca