Director, Local Government Program
|Position: Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Local Government Program
|Telephone: 519-661-2111 x 85168
Office: SSC 4162
Local government, Multilevel Governance, Special Purpose Bodies
Joe Lyons became Director of the Local Government Program in July 2017. Having taught in the program since 2013, he has a strong appreciation for its unique and important role in training local government administrators. Joe is responsible for all academic aspects of the program, including its curriculum and admission and progression requirements.
Joe's teaching and research interests are in the areas of local government institutions and management. He is especially interested in special-purpose bodies and has published research comparing their performance with general-purpose governments.
Recruitment and Development Officer
Telephone: 519-661-2111 x 80501
Josh completed his MA in Political Science here at Western. He is an active member of the London community and was elected to London City Council as Councillor for Ward 7 on October 27, 2014. He has formerly served on the London Public Library Board as Chair, as President of the Western Fair District Programming Council (and Member of the Board of Governors), as a Director of The Raceway Corporation, as a member of the Museum London Board, and is a Past President of the Oakridge Optimists.