Michael Atkinson

Professor, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan

Michael Atkinson is a Professor in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan campus. He has held a number of academic administrative appointments including Associate Vice-President Academic at McMaster University (1995-97) and Provost and Vice-President Academic at the University of Saskatchewan (1997-2007). He served as the founding Executive Director of Johnson-Shoyama (20087-2015) and has also held visiting appointments at Duke University, Western University, and the Université de Strasbourg. In the early 1990s, he served as editor of Governance: An International Journal of Policy and Administration. Michael's academic background is in political science, and he has published extensively in that field and in public administration and public policy. He is a past President of the Canadian Political Science Association and in 2012, Michael was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal for achievement in public administration. His research interests include public-sector compensation, political ethics, and the broad topic of good governance.