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Dr. Rob Shea

Vice-President of Memorial University, Fisheries and Marine Institute pro tempore

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education

Dr. Rob Shea is the vice-president of Memorial University for the Fisheries and Marine Institute pro tempore, and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University. His research and teaching has embraced career development, experiential learning, higher education leadership and adult education.


His most recent publication is entitled – Supporting Students Globally in Higher Education (2016). His most recent research project was a five-year study of Career Integrated Learning which investigates the importance of reflecting on student competencies through curriculum reform which has been identified in the publication Reclaiming the Value of the Liberal Arts for the 21st Century as a most promising practices in North America by the Education Advisory Board in Washington. He is a prolific presenter nationally and internationally.


His university service includes leadership roles as president of national and international associations – some include - The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), The Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) and the International Association of Student Affairs and Services Association (IASAS) representing over 52 countries around the world.


Dr. Shea has held multiple senior leadership roles as Director, Dean, Deputy Provost, Associate Vice-President Academic and Student Services, and currently vice-president of Memorial University for the Fisheries and Marine Institute pro tempore. He is currently the co-lead of the historic singular generational partnership with Nunavut Arctic College.

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