Associate Professor of Political Science with Laurentian University
Dr. Michael Johns is Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at Laurentian University. He has also held the positions of Vice Dean of Arts, Acting Chair of the Department of Marketing and Management at Laurentian and Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at Cardiff University. He received his PhD from the University of Maryland. He holds a Master’s degree of Arts in Government and Politics from Maryland, and a Master’s degree of Science from the London School of Economics in Comparative Politics. Dr. Johns teaches courses on International Relations, Comparative Politics, European and American Politics, as well as Federalism and Electoral Systems. His research focusses on the role the European Union plays in the promotion and protection of minority and migrant rights. Dr. Johns was an instructor for the Ontario Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform, and in 2019, as part of the Canadian Civilian Reserve, he completed his second deployment to Ukraine to monitor the parliamentary election in the contested Donetsk region.