Dr. Robert Shea is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at
Memorial University. His research and teaching has embraced career
development, experiential learning, higher education leadership and adult
education. His most recent publication is entitled – Supporting Students
Globally in Higher Education (2016). His most recent research project was
a five year study of Career Integrated Learning which investigates the
importance of reflecting on student competencies through curriculum
reform which has been identified in the publication Reclaiming the Value
of the Liberal Arts for the 21st Century as a most promising practices in
North America by the Education Advisory Board in Washington. He is a
prolific presenter nationally and internationally. His university service
includes leadership roles as president of national and international
associations – some include – The Canadian Education and Research
Institute for Counselling (CERIC), The Canadian Society for the Study of
Higher Education (CSSHE), the Canadian Association of College and
University Student Services (CACUSS) and the International Association of
Student Affairs and Services Association (IASAS) representing over 52
countries around the world. Dr. Shea has held multiple senior leadership
roles as Director, Dean, Deputy Provost and currently Associate
Vice-President Academic and Student Services at the Marine Institute
campus of Memorial University. He is currently the co-lead of the historic
singular generational partnership with Nunavut Arctic College.