David Hornsby

Dr David Hornsby

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Dr David J Hornsby is the Head of Department and an Associate Professor of International Relations. He oversees the development and delivery of educational offerings at the doctoral, Master’s, and undergraduate levels in STEaPP.

Dr Hornsby spent 8 years in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where he was an Associate Professor in International Relations and Assistant Dean of Humanities (Teaching and Learning). His research interests pertain to the politics of science and risk in international governance, Canadian foreign policy in Sub-Saharan Africa, middle power cooperation, and pedagogy in higher education.

Dr Hornsby has published in both the biological and social sciences, and is a recognised teacher having been awarded the 2013 Faculty of Humanities Teaching and Learning Award and the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award (Individual) at Wits University. Dr Hornsby currently sits on the Boards of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, and Active Learning in Higher Education. He has five books currently out including Large Class Pedagogy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives for Quality Higher Education (with Ruksana Osman and Jacqueline De Matos Ala; SUN Press: 2013); Risk Regulation, Science, and Interests in Transatlantic Trade Conflicts (Palgrave: 2014); Universities, the Citizen Scholar, and the Future of Higher Education (with James Arvanitakis; Palgrave: 2016); South African Foreign Policy: Identities, intentions, and directions (with David R Black; Routledge, 2017); and Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Towards a Socially Just Pedagogy in a Global Context (with Ruksana Osman; Palgrave, 2017). In 2016 Dr Hornsby was elected to the Governing Council of the International Studies Association as a member-at-large.

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