Kelly W. Sundberg
Kelly Sundberg, one of the founding members of the PSSRG, is a political scientist and associate professor in the Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University. His primary research interests focus on crime reduction through design, applied security and identifying innovative approaches to public safety and security.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Victoria, Master of Arts in Justice and Public Safety Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University, and Doctor of Philosophy in Political and Social Inquiry from Monash University. Sundberg worked for the Government of Canada in various law enforcement, policy development and advisory roles for 14 years. During this period, he helped develop enforcement policy for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Dan Levinson is a security advisor specializing in assessment, analysis and mitigation who co-founded the PSSRG. The 20 years of experience he brings to the team includes service in military and government positions, and working for corporate and community organizations in Canada and internationally.
In developing public safety and security thinking, his focus is on research and observation of global case studies, best practices and methodologies, and the subsequent application of knowledge gained to address local concerns.
Director Michele Braun is the director of the Centre for Extension Credit in the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension at Mount Royal University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and a Doctor of Philosophy in English from Northeastern University. She has extensive experience in the non-profit and business sectors in the areas of business development and curriculum design.
Practicum students In accordance with MRU’s commitment to include students in research initiatives and needs analysis, PSSRG research activities include practicum and other student research assistants, when appropriate. In the process, students gain valuable knowledge about the academic research process, develop transferable analytical skills and engage in community service learning.