BA (VICTORIA), MA, PHD (BRITISH COLUMBIA)
Dr. Jamie Gillies is the Coordinator of the Communications and Public Policy Program in the Department of Journalism and Communications. He has a B.A. from the University of Victoria and completed both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 2011. In 2007, he was a Canada-United States Fulbright Scholar in Washington, D.C. and a Guest Scholar in the Brookings Institution Governance Studies Program and at the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute. From 2009-2012, Dr. Gillies was Visiting Faculty at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He has also taught at the University of Glasgow, the University of Victoria, and at the University of New Brunswick. A political scientist by training, his academic work is focused on political communications and public policy, in particular American presidents and Anglo-American executive leadership, U.S. White House advisers, and the personalization of political leadership. He is the editor of the recent book Political Marketing in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election (Palgrave Pivot, 2017).