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Gary Ellis
BA (University of Waterloo), MA (Royal Roads University), PhD (University of Toronto)
Program Head Justice and Public Safety, Justice Studies, Academic Services

416.798.1331 ext. 6317

Dr. Gary Ellis has been the Program Head of Justice Studies at the University of Guelph-Humber since 2010. Dr. Ellis has a background of more than 30 years in policing, having spent most of his career in Toronto with one-year respectively with the RCMP and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on a leadership fellowship. Dr. Ellis retired in 2008 at the rank of superintendent. His research interests include justice and policing issues, leadership, crisis communications, governance, performance management, conflict management, diversity and interpersonal relationships, and organizational change. He has many published works and written training materials, including policies and procedures dealing with a vast array of subjects. Dr. Ellis has been featured in several published books, and in many media articles and documentaries. In addition to his formal education, he is also a graduate of the FBI national academy executive program.

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