Dr. Andrea Rounce is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba and Associate Chair of the Joint Master of Public Administration Program. She teaches and researches in public administration, focusing on public sector governance (including government procurement, and horizontality, university governance); citizen engagement and public opinion; postsecondary education policy; policy analysis; survey research; writing in the public sector, and quantitative and qualitative research methodology. Emphasizing the need to bridge theory and practice, Andrea has worked with both provincial and federal governments and public servants on policy and governance issues.
Dr. Levasseur graduated with a PhD. in Public Policy from Carleton University in 2009. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. Her research interests include state-civil society relations with a specific emphasis on how non-profit organizations and charities participate in the public policy process in Canada. She is the author of "In the name of charity: Institutional support and resistance for redefining the meaning of charity in Canada" that appeared in the June 2012 edition of Canadian Public Administration. This paper won the prestigious J. E. Hodgetts award for best article appearing in the 2012 volume of Canadian Public Administration. Other research interests include social policy, labour market policy, accountability and collaborative governance.
Prior to accepting a faculty position with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Levasseur was employed as a manager of a policy unit with the Province of Manitoba. Her responsibilities included managing research projects, developing and interpreting regulations, formulating policy responses and implementation. In addition, she also worked with advisory groups and provided policy and regulatory expertise. She also has experience working with the Government of Canada specifically with Natural Resources Canada and Industry Canada.