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Gary Ellis

Program Head, Justice Studies
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In addition to leading the Justice Studies program at the University of Guelph-Humber, Gary Ellis acts as a consultant to several government and private entities and is a frequent conference presenter. 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 a background of more than 30-years in policing, having spent most of his career in Toronto and one year respectively with the RCMP and at the FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia on a leadership Fellowship. Ellis retired in 2008 at the rank of Superintendent. He has extensive experience in international justice and executive training and is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates and the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. He has many published works and written training materials, including policies and procedures dealing with a vast array of subjects. 

Ellis has been featured in several published books, and in many media articles and documentaries. His education includes a doctorate (PhD) in Educational Leadership from the University of Toronto; a master of arts degree from Royal Roads University in leadership and training, a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Waterloo and he is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy Executive program.