Office of the Associate Vice-President (Academic and Student Affairs)

Office of the Associate-Vice President (Academic and Student Affairs)

The Dr. Rob Shea portfolio was developed with the intention of strategically aligning the academic and support entities within the Marine Institute campus, while embracing the Memorial University Teaching and Learning, Strategic Research and Engagement frameworks. The diverse group of qualified faculty and staff within our academic schools, research centers and support units strive each day to ensure that this intention is made a reality.‌

Reporting directly to the Vice-President of Memorial University (Marine Institute), the Associate Vice-President (Academic and Student Affairs) is a senior leader within the Marine Institute campus and works closely with senior administration on all campuses of Memorial. His portfolio includes the Marine Institute’s three academic schools - School of Fisheries, School of Ocean Technology, School of Maritime Studies; the Ocean Safety and Survival Centre; Office of the Registrar; Student Affairs; Library and Teaching and Learning Support.

Dr. Rob Shea is the current Associate Vice-President (Academic and Student Affairs). Armed with an arsenal of degrees in political science, social work, education and a doctorate in higher education leadership; his career has taken him from the front lines of teaching youth with multiple barriers, to the boardrooms of national and international non-profits. Rob has served as president of four national organizations and has been involved in the leadership of over seven others at the international, provincial and regional levels.

He is currently Vice President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) and past president of the International Association of Student Affairs and Services Association (IASAS).Focusing on his passion for Career Development, Dr. Shea is Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Career Development, co-editor of the 2013 publication A Multi-Sectoral Approach to Career Development: A Decade of Canadian Research and is currently co-principal investigator of a 5 year project on Career Integrated Learning, a project which seeks to bridge the divide between curricular and co-curricular learning.