Vice Dean

Michael O'Driscoll, Vice Dean

Education & Career Highlights:

  • PhD University of Western Ontario
  • BA, MA University of Waterloo
  • Former Director, Alberta Institute for American Studies
  • Former Associate Chair (Instruction), Department of English and Film Studies
  • Former Editor, ESC: English Studies in Canada
  • Faculty of Arts Teaching Award
  • American Library Association Leab Award
Research Interests:
  • Critical and Cultural Theories

  • Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture

  • Poetry and Poetics

Responsibilities as Vice-Dean:
  • team leader for Associate Deans and Senior Officers
  • academic planning (including, budget and teaching plan)
  • academic hiring
  • administrative oversight
  • IT strategy
  • lead on major reports to Provost
Personal Interests:
  • My children, grandchildren, partner, parents and everyone else in my complicatedly extended family.
  • Friends, food, and fine whisky.
  • Literature, film, music, and the visual arts of any kind at any time.
  • Building, dwelling, thinking.
Favorite TV shows/movies:
  • 1970's Hollywood: The Golden Age!
  • Games of Thrones, Trueblood, The Wire, Breaking Bad… you get the idea.

Favourite Quote:

"The closer you get to Canada, the more things'll eat your horse." (The Missouri Breaks 1976)

Phone: 780.248.1115