Professional Development Advisory Board

Curtis Clarke

Curtis Clarke

Curtis Clarke, PhD

Deputy Minister
Alberta Education, Government of Alberta


Prior to joining the GOA public Service Dr. Clarke held the position of Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Criminal Justice program at Athabasca University. In this role he was responsible for the development of on-site and on-line programming, implementation of Prior Learning assessment criteria and partnership development with colleges, universities and public sector stakeholders. He has carried out studies on competency based curriculum design, experiential learning and adult education. In his role as President of the Canadian Association of Police Educators, Board member of the National Police Sector Council and a founding member of the INTERPOL Group of Experts in Training he has helped to design and implement national and international models of competency based curriculum design and delivery.  
Dr. Clarke is a graduate of Queen’s University (BA Hon, MA, Sociology) and York University (PhD, Sociology).  He has recently completed a Certificate program in High Intensity Leadership from Cornell University.   During his GOA career he has held a number of positions: Executive Director – Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Staff College, Cabinet Policy Co-ordinator –Executive Council, Assistant Deputy Minister (Correctional Services) and Associate Deputy Solicitor General.