Dr. Kelly Sundberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Environmental Design.
In addition to his ongoing teaching and scholarship, Dr. Sundberg served as Chair for the Department of Justice Studies (2011 – 2013) and as the alternate Non-Government Organization (NGO) representative to the United Nations for the Academy of Criminal Justice Science (2010 – 2012). Prior to commencing his academic career, Dr. Sundberg worked fourteen years for the Government of Canada in various law enforcement, policy development and advisory roles. During this period, Dr. Sundberg helped develop enforcement policy for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and also received commendations for assisting in the location of three abducted children and for apprehending one of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s most wanted fugitives. Dr. Sundberg is qualified as an expert on immigration enforcement matters by the Provincial Court of Alberta (Criminal Division) and is regularly cited as a border and national security expert by local, national and international news media services.
Dr. Sundberg has presented his scholarship at high-profile international conferences as a keynote speaker, showcased his research at academic symposiums around the world, and is also published in a variety of academic and industry periodicals — including his co-editing of Border Security in the Era of Al Qaeda with Dr. John Winterdyk in 2010 and contributing a chapter for Dr. Brian Fitch’s 2014 edited book Law Enforcement Ethics. Most recently, and in collaboration with Dr. Tanya Trussler, Dr. Douglas Olson and Ralph Snell, AIA (with earlier contributions from Dr. Nikki Filipuzzi), Dr. Sundberg leads the development of the SAFE Design Standard® – an innovative and multidisciplinary crime reduction through design methodology focused on reducing both the risk and fear of crime through informed planning, design and engineering.
Dr. Sundberg 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.