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This database is intended as a resource guide for journalists seeking the opinion of subject matter experts members of the faculty of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario.

RMC has numerous academics that could make themselves available for media interviews by phone, in-person and for talk-back TV interviews.

Academics at RMC speak in their professional capacity or as private citizens because they have the right to freedom of expression. They are not speaking on behalf of RMC unless they have been authorized to do so.

To find an expert, please use the degree program links on the left or click on the word search icon above.

For more information about RMC or assistance, please contact the RMC Public Affairs Officer at (613) 541-6000 Ext 6484.

RMC Subject Matter Experts

Chemistry / Chemical Engineering

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
Dr. Juan G. Beltran
  • Gas Hydrates
  • English
  • French
Dr. Paul Chan, Professor
  • Nuclear safety
  • SLOWPOKE-2 Facility
  • English
Dr. Eva Dickson
  • Chemical, Biological Defence
  • Counterterrorism
  • English
Dr. Valérie S. Langlois
  • Endocrinology
  • Environmental toxicology
  • English
  • French
Dr. Ken Reimer
(Environmental Sciences Group)
  • Chemicals in the environment
  • Ecological and human health risks
  • Arsenic
  • PCBs
  • Environmental contaminants
  • English
Dr. Kela Weber
  • Environmental and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Water Treatment and Source Protection
  • Constructed and Natural Wetlands
  • English
Dr. Barbara Zeeb
  • Phytotechnologies
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • English

Civil Engineering

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
Dr. John Allen Stewart, P.Eng
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering and Planning
  • Highway Engineering
  • English
Dr. Nicholas Vlachopoulos, PhD, PEng, CD, CME
  • Tunnel Design, Construction and Engineering
  • Geotechnical, GeoEnvironmental Engineering
  • English
  • French
  • Greek

Defence Studies

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
Dr. Adam Chapnick
  • Canadian foreign policy
  • Canadian diplomatic history
  • Canadian-American relations
  • Canada and the UN
  • Canadian politics
  • English
Dr. Eric Ouellet
  • Irregular conflicts and counterinsurgency (present and past)
  • Civil-military relations
  • Strategic command and leadership
  • Institutional dynamics of military organizations
  • English
  • French
Dr. Christopher Spearin
  • Privatization of Security
  • Mercenaries
  • Piracy
  • English

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
Dr. Francois Chan
  • Wireless communications
  • Cooperative communications
  • Free Space Optical Communications
  • English

English

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
Dr. Laura Robinson
  • Gender Studies
  • Women's Writing, especially Canadian
  • Children's Literature
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery
English

French Studies

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
Dr. Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger
  • Just War Theories
  • Representation of the warrior (Antiquity, Ancien Régime)
  • War Testimonies (contemporary)
  • Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research
  • French
  • English
Dr. Audrey Camus
  • 20th and 21st Century French literature
  • Imaginary Land
  • French

History

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
  • Major (retired) Michael Boire CD, plsc, BA, MA, bems(ESG Paris)
  • Canadian military history 1534 - present
  • First and Second World Wars
  • Military culture
  • Military theory
  • Urban warfare
  • Military leadership
  • Military planning
  • English
  • French
Dr. Magali Deleuze
  • Canada-Quebec
  • Canada and wars
  • History independence movements
  • History and evolution of Peacekeeping
  • History of Canadian Foreign Policy
  • French
  • English
Peter H. Denton, Ph.D.
  • Religion and modern war
  • Technology, warfare and society
  • English
Dr. Mourad Djebabla
  • Canadian military history
  • First World War
  • The War Effort
  • The domestic front
  • The socio-cultural approach to the conflict
  • Comparative approach of French speaking Canadians and English speaking Canadians.
  • French
Major John R. Grodzinski, PhD
  • The War of 1812 (1812-1815); British and American strategy, land and naval operations, logistics, Kingston in the war;
  • The American War of Independence (1775-1783); Northern operations: Lake-Champlain-Hudson River Corridor, Mohawk Valley and British strategy;
  • The Seven Years' War (1755-1763); All North American operations and British strategy;
  • Naval warfare in the Age of Sail.
  • English
Dr. Sean Maloney
  • Military History
  • Afghanistan
  • NATO
  • English
Dr Brian McKercher, FRHistS
  • British and European foreign policy
  • The Anglo-American 'special relationship'
  • Strategy and grand strategy as they relate to the foreign and defence policies of the major Powers
  • English
Dr. Randall Wakelam
  • Canadian military history
  • Air power history
  • Military procurement
  • Military education
  • English
  • French

Management and Economics

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
Dr. Bill Simms
  • Management Science
  • Sensors
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Criminal Investigation
  • English
Dr. Fahim Youssofzai
  • Strategic management
  • Strategic management of defence
  • Organizational theories
  • International management
  • Strategic issues of Afghanistan and its surrendering regions
  • Strategic management of nonprofit organizations
  • French
  • English
  • Farsi (Dari)
  • Pushto

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
Dr. Billy Allan
  • Aircraft design
  • Propulsion system
  • Ejection seats
  • Flight testing
  • CF aircraft past and present.
  • English
  • French
Dr. Ruben Perez
  • Aerospace Design
  • Future Aircraft Concepts
  • Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • Flight Dynamics
  • English
  • Spanish

Physics

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
Dr. Joseph Buckley
  • Satellite Radar Polarimetry
  • Radarsat-2
  • Remote sensing of grasslands
  • Ocean remote sensing
  • English
Capt. Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh
  • Astrophysics
  • Radio astronomy
  • Symbiotic stars
  • Colliding winds
  • Late stages of stellar evolution
  • Model imaging
  • English
  • French
  • Irish (Gaelic)
Dr. Jean-Marc Noel
  • Space Weather
  • Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
  • CubeSats
  • French
  • English
Dr. Ribal Georges Sabat
  • Ferroelectric and optical materials
  • English
  • French
Dr. Pier J. Schurer
  • Magnetic materials
  • English
Dr. Kristine Spekkens
  • Astronomy
  • Galaxies
  • Dark Matter
  • Cosmology
  • Radio Telescopes
  • English
  • French
Dr. Ron Vincent
  • Arctic Oceanography
  • Space Mission Design
  • English
Dr. Gregg Wade
  • Observational astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Stars
  • Stellar atmospheres and stellar magnetic fields
  • Astronomical spectroscopy
  • Polarimetry
  • English
  • French

Political Science

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
Dr. Jane Boulden
  • United Nations Security Council,
  • United Nations military operations,
  • Canadian Foreign Policy,
  • Nuclear arms control
  • English
Major B.J. Brister CD, PhD
  • International Relations
  • North American Security
  • Canada-US Relationship
  • Canadian Foreign and Security Policy
  • Terrorism
  • Guerrilla and Revolutionary War.
  • English
Dr. A. G. Dizboni
  • Middle East and Arab World
  • Iran (domestic, Foreign and security policies)
  • Canadian Foreign Policy in Middle East and North Africa
  • terrorism
  • Persian Gulf
  • Islam and politics
  • English
  • French
  • Persian (Farsi)
Houchang Hassan-Yari
  • Middle Eastern issue
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Military and strategic questions
  • Security in the Persian Gulf
  • Iran
  • Afghanistan
  • Oil and violence
  • Energy in the Caspian Sea Basin
  • English
  • French
  • Persian
Dr. Marc Imbeault
  • Ethics of counter terrorism
  • Canada's geopolitical situation
  • Canadian maritime and naval strategy
  • Distance and e-Learning.
  • French
  • English
Dr. Pierre Jolicœur
Regional:
  • Former USSR,
  • Russia,
  • Caucasus region,
  • Georgia,
  • Armenia,
  • Azerbaïdjan,
  • Tchetchenia,
  • South East Europe,
  • Balkans,
  • Serbia,
  • Bosnia-Herzégovinia,
  • Kosovo
Theoretical:
  • Federalism,
  • Secession,
  • State recognition,
  • Self government
  • French
Dr. Christian Leuprecht
  • National security and defence policy
  • Political violence/terrorism
  • The political, economic, security, social and cultural implications of demographic change
  • Emerging security threats
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Diversity in the armed forces and the security sector
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Canadian politics
  • English
Professor Lubomyr Luciuk
  • Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Canadians
  • War Crimes
  • Crimes of Communism
  • Nazi war criminals
  • Internment operations in Canada
  • Holodomor (Great Famine of 1932-33 in Soviet Ukraine)
  • Ukrainian nationalist movement
  • Refugees
  • English
Dr. James McKay
  • National security and defence policy
  • Current strategic issues
  • English
  • French

War Studies

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
Dr. Jane Boulden
  • United Nations Security Council,
  • United Nations military operations,
  • Canadian Foreign Policy,
  • Nuclear arms control
  • English

Other (Canadian Forces)

Name Expertise Language Spoken Contact Information
Dr. Walter Dorn
(Canadian Forces College)
  • Peacekeeping, esp. contrasts to war fighting;
  • Arms control and weapons verification;
  • International security and the United Nations;
  • Libya, Afghanistan, the Congo and other conflict regions.
  • English
  • French
Dr. Grazia (Grace) Scoppio
(Canadian Forces Leadership Institute)
  • Education & professional development of the CF;
  • Organizational diversity in the military;
  • Organizational learning and lessons learned;
  • Comparative and international education;
  • Qualitative research.
  • English
  • French
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