William T. Dushenko

Associate faculty

Environment & Sustainability

Bill Dushenko is currently semi-retired as an adjunct professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University and has been developing curriculum, teaching in online and face-to-face environments in domestic and off-shore programs, and supervising master's students since 1998.  An accomplished educator, scholar and practitioner in the field of environmental science and management and sustainability, Dushenko's passion for student education and innovation, educational partnerships and working with communities, industry and government has consistently enhanced the organizations he has worked with as an academic leader.  He has also conducted research work in sustainable development and environmental science and management domestically and in Asia, co-authoring more than 75 scientific papers, technical reports, presentations, and a book on urban sustainability.  


Dushenko brings more than 30 years of academic experience in leadership roles as vice-president academic of Yukon College; academic dean at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and as associate professor/program head, research faculty and current adjunct faculty at Royal Roads. He has successfully supervised over 40 graduate student research projects in a wide variety of environmental and sustainability topics.  Dushenko's curriculum development and teaching experience includes programming and courses in sustainable development, leadership, systems thinking, governance, community sustainability, and ecosystem science and management.  He as also been an education consultant/facilitator working with an organizational development firm, providing hands-on leadership guidance and coaching support for clients going through organizational change.  Dushenko previously worked as special advisor to the associate vice-president research and faculty affairs on a interim basis at Royal Roads, providing academic advice, review, support and evaluation to the Office of Research and Faculty Affairs. 




PhD in biology

Queen’s University

Master's degree in biology

Queen’s University

Post-doctoral fellowship

Environmental Sciences Group at Royal Roads Military College

Institute for Management and Leadership in Education program

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Faculty Development Summer Institute program

University of PEI


Innovation of the Year Award

League for Innovation