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Peter Constantinou

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School of Public Policy and Administration

Assistant Professor
Teaching Stream

Office: McLaughlin College, 126
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 20631
Email: pconstan@yorku.ca


Research interests include: political acuity and the relationships between the civil service and elected officials; preparation of briefing materials as part of the policy development process; and government relations, with a focus on how the private, not-for-profit and broader public sectors develop and implement strategies.

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Dr. Peter Constantinou is one of Canada’s leading public policy practitioner academics and an award-winning university lecturer. He is the recipient of the President’s University-wide Teaching Award at York University. He has an extensive record of publication on topics in public policy and has recently completed studies of political acuity in the Ontario Public Sector and in Durham Region. Dr. Constantinou is also the current Academic Director of the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme.

He holds a BA, Specialized Honours, in Public Policy and Administration (York University); an MA in Public Policy and Administration (McMaster University); and a Ph.D. in Higher Education (University of Toronto). His doctoral dissertation was a landmark study of government relations in Ontario’s post-secondary education sector.

Dr. Constantinou is a long-time public servant who has worked at the federal and provincial levels of government, and in the college and university sector. During his career, he has served as a research analyst with the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing; a policy analyst, senior policy advisor and senior international trade advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy; and chief of staff and executive assistant to an Ontario Minister of Education and Training. In the broader public sector, Dr. Constantinou has held the positions of director of government relations at Seneca College; special advisor to the President of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT); and director of international projects at Durham College.

He has decades of experience in adult education and executive training in the area of public policy and administration both in Canada and abroad. He has conducted specialized programs for the Ontario Fire College and First Nations Technical Institute and has taught provincial and municipal government professionals in Canada. Dr. Constantinou has delivered stakeholder engagement/management training, along with political acuity and ethics training to public sector executives as part of the Master’s Certificate in Public Management at the Schulich School of Business. He also lectures and advises governments internationally. He has worked with the Chinese government to develop a model ethical code of conduct for public sector employees and diplomats and the Chinese Meteorological Society to develop a model for evaluating meteorological services for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He has recently worked with the President’s Office in Vietnam to design a code of conduct for civil servants.

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MA, McMaster University
BA Spec. Honours, York University

Research Interests

Politics and Government , Policy, Political Acuity, Public Sector Management and Strategy, Government Relations

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/PPAS4995 6.0 A Practicum in Public Administration SEMR
Fall 2020 GS/PPAL6210 3.0 A Pgm. Evaluation & Public Policy Analysis SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/PPAS4310 3.0 A Program Evaluation I SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/PPAS2195 3.0 A Professional Skills and Communication LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/PPAS4320 3.0 M Program Evaluation II SEMR
Winter 2021 AP/PPAS2110 3.0 M Canadian Government LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/PPAS4995 6.0 A Practicum in Public Administration SEMR
Winter 2021 GS/PIA6001 3.0 M The Policy Process SEMR


Research interests include: political acuity and the relationships between the civil service and elected officials; preparation of briefing materials as part of the policy development process; and government relations, with a focus on how the private, not-for-profit and broader public sectors develop and implement strategies.

Dr. Peter Constantinou is one of Canada’s leading public policy practitioner academics and an award-winning university lecturer. He is the recipient of the President’s University-wide Teaching Award at York University. He has an extensive record of publication on topics in public policy and has recently completed studies of political acuity in the Ontario Public Sector and in Durham Region. Dr. Constantinou is also the current Academic Director of the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme.

He holds a BA, Specialized Honours, in Public Policy and Administration (York University); an MA in Public Policy and Administration (McMaster University); and a Ph.D. in Higher Education (University of Toronto). His doctoral dissertation was a landmark study of government relations in Ontario’s post-secondary education sector.

Dr. Constantinou is a long-time public servant who has worked at the federal and provincial levels of government, and in the college and university sector. During his career, he has served as a research analyst with the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing; a policy analyst, senior policy advisor and senior international trade advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy; and chief of staff and executive assistant to an Ontario Minister of Education and Training. In the broader public sector, Dr. Constantinou has held the positions of director of government relations at Seneca College; special advisor to the President of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT); and director of international projects at Durham College.

He has decades of experience in adult education and executive training in the area of public policy and administration both in Canada and abroad. He has conducted specialized programs for the Ontario Fire College and First Nations Technical Institute and has taught provincial and municipal government professionals in Canada. Dr. Constantinou has delivered stakeholder engagement/management training, along with political acuity and ethics training to public sector executives as part of the Master’s Certificate in Public Management at the Schulich School of Business. He also lectures and advises governments internationally. He has worked with the Chinese government to develop a model ethical code of conduct for public sector employees and diplomats and the Chinese Meteorological Society to develop a model for evaluating meteorological services for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He has recently worked with the President’s Office in Vietnam to design a code of conduct for civil servants.

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MA, McMaster University
BA Spec. Honours, York University

Research Interests

Politics and Government , Policy, Political Acuity, Public Sector Management and Strategy, Government Relations


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/PPAS4995 6.0 A Practicum in Public Administration SEMR
Fall 2020 GS/PPAL6210 3.0 A Pgm. Evaluation & Public Policy Analysis SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/PPAS4310 3.0 A Program Evaluation I SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/PPAS2195 3.0 A Professional Skills and Communication LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/PPAS4320 3.0 M Program Evaluation II SEMR
Winter 2021 AP/PPAS2110 3.0 M Canadian Government LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/PPAS4995 6.0 A Practicum in Public Administration SEMR
Winter 2021 GS/PIA6001 3.0 M The Policy Process SEMR