Dr. Joanna Everitt is a Professor of Political Science and a former Visiting Fellow with the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government (Fall 2013). She is currently Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.
She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and her BA from Carleton University. She joined the Faculty of Arts’ Department of History & Politics in 1997 and was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts in 2009. In 2007 she was awarded the Allan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching. Along with continuing to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level on the Saint John Campus, while holding the position as Dean she has supervised 2 PhD students, 3 Masters’ students, 5 Honours students and is currently supervising a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Urban and Community Studies Institute.
Joanna Everitt specializes in Canadian politics, gender and politics, and political behavior. Her research specifically examines gender identity and differences in public opinion, media coverage of male and female party leaders and its impact on leadership evaluations, and advocacy organizations and social capital. She is currently completing an edited book on Gender Identity and Mediation in Canadian Politics. She was the lead investigator for the 2014 New Brunswick Election Study and was part of the team of scholars that produced the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Canadian Election Studies. She regularly reviews journal articles, book manuscripts and grant applications related to her discipline.
Along with her involvement on various campus and university wide committees Dr. Everitt has also held the positions of the Atlantic Regional Representative on the Board of Directors of SWAAC (2011‐13), Member of the SWAAC Graduate Student Award of Merit Selection Committee (2012, 2013), Chair of the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Conference held in Saint John NB, May 2014, Co‐Chair of the Atlantic Provinces Deans of Arts and Sciences Annual Meeting held at UNBSJ in November 2012, Returning Officer for the Canadian Political Science Association Board of Directors Election (2017), Member of the Lipset Book Prize Committee for the American Political Science Association (2017‐18) and the Smiley Book Prize Committee for the Canadian Political Science Association (2011‐12), member of the Canadian Political Science Association nominating Committee (2007, 2015), and Member of the CPSA Task Force on Diversity (2008 ‐ 2012).
In addition she is actively engaged in the community of Saint John and the province of New Brunswick, serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Imperial Theatre (2016 ‐ ), Member of the Board of Directors of the Saint John Community Arts Board (2014 ‐ ), Chair/Co‐Chair of the Steering Committee of Equal Voice New Brunswick (2011 ‐ 2017), Member of the Provincial Government’s “Voices of Women” Steering Committee (2012‐13), Chair of the CCRW Partners Program Business Advisory Committee (2012 ‐2017), President of the Board of Directors of the Saint John Theatre Company (2008‐2011), Member Partners in Workplace Inclusion Business Advisory Committee (2010 ‐2017), Unit Leader with Saint John Branch of Girl Guides of Canada (2008 ‐ ), and President of the Board of Directors Saint John Family Services/ Family Plus (2008 ‐ 2011).
About the Recognition Award
SWAAC RECOGNITION AWARD
A donation in the amount of $1000 will be awarded annually to a SWAAC member who has continually demonstrated innovative leadership in advancing the mission of, and achieving outstanding contributions to, their institution and/or to higher education. The donation will be made on the recipient’s behalf to an institution of her choice, in the form of a contribution to an endowment or fund that supports students, or to a registered charitable organization supporting educational initiatives.
All SWAAC members in post-secondary institutions.
Evidence of leadership, through:
Rich and meaningful contributions at an institutional, community and/or system level
Demonstrating a commitment to the advancement of institutional vision, mission, values and major goals
Improving the educational experiences of post secondary students all age levels and backgrounds
Promoting and supporting equity, diversity and inclusion within institutions
Engaging the community of institutional stakeholders
Communicating a vision and commitment to new initiatives and continually contributing to innovation
Demonstrating exemplary support for administration and/or teaching and research endeavours, and held in high regard by colleagues, staff, students and faculty
Fostering positive and lasting impact on the department/division/institution, colleagues, faculty, students and alumni
Consistently and demonstrably coaching and mentoring the next generation of Canadian educators by providing them with the opportunity, inspiration, and/or best practice tools to pursue professional excellence
Enhancing the experience of peers by employing innovative techniques to motivate, mentor and inspire others to realize their potential
Providing students with academically challenging, exciting, well-taught programs
Each nomination must address the key areas that form the basis for nomination
The nomination should be accompanied by a one page summary and two letters of support from senior colleagues, one of which is written by a constituency that has benefited from the work of the nominee.
The deadline for submission of nominations: February 15, 2019.
The Selection Committee shall be the elected members of the Executive.