Mike Sheard

MBA (Royal Roads), ProfD (London Met)

Limited Term - Fall 2021

Mike Sheard's teaching experience includes a number of Colleges and Universities including The Justice Institute of BC, the Canadian Police College, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy, the Saskatchewan Police College, the Atlantic Police Academy, and at a number of American Police Departments and Cities. He is currently teaching in the Criminology Department at KPU.

Mike has over twenty-five years of experience including work as a consultant. His work experience includes Director at the University of British Columbia, Vice President of one of Canada’s most innovative international companies, and specialist in corporate risk and risk management.

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Courses taught

  • CRIM 1101 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • CRIM 2211 Introduction to Policing
  • CRIM 2341 Canadian Criminal Justice Administration
  • CRIM 2355 Police Deviance and Accountability
  • CRIM 3118 White-Collar & Corporate Crime
  • CRIM 4201 Community Safety and Crime Prevention

Areas of Interest

My focus has been on the practical applications of criminological theory, in keeping with the polytechnic aspects of KPU, ‘Where thought meets action.’ I am particularly interested in the broader areas of criminal justice policy and its relationship to governance and community development, police studies, and community-based research.

My teaching experience includes being a certified ski instructor through the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance where I have been teaching seasonally for over ten years at Whistler Blackcomb. Being a ski instructor has enhanced my teaching experience to include instructional techniques that combine technical understanding and the development of student learning skills, with a specific emphasis on techniques and strategies for effective assessment and differing learning styles, aimed at a range of levels of adult learners from around the globe.

Scholarly Work