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July 5, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Simon Kiss

Assistant Professor, Journalism/Leadership

Contact Information
Phone: 519-756-8228 ext.5936

Office Location: RCW 312

Languages Spoken


Academic Background

2009-2010 - Post-doctoral Fellowship, John  F. Kennedy Institute For North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2008 - PhD, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

2003 - MA, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario 

1999 - BA (Hons.), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta 


I originally hail from Edmonton, Alberta I became interested in the role of the news media in the political process after working for a political party at the Legislative Assembly.  My dissertation argued that changes in the provincial economy, the political party system, individual leadership style and the political economy of the media drove important changes in the government's communication and marketing bureaucracy.  This has had deleterious effects in the capacity for citizens to hold their elected officials to account via their representatives.  Parallel changes are evident in other jurisdictions in Canada and at the federal level.  Today, I continue to write on the role of the media in the political and policy process in Canada.

You can view my CV here