Bio (William T. Dushenko )

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William T. Dushenko


Adjunct Professor


Environment and Sustainability


Bill Dushenko is an adjunct professor 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 at Royal Roads 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, both as an academic leader and an organizational consultant and coach. 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 recent book on urban sustainability.


Dushenko brings more than 25 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 is also an education consultant/facilitator working with an organizational development firm out of Vancouver providing hands-on guidance and support for clients going through organizational change including: operational planning, process design, people development, project management, conflict resolution and other sustainability and change management needs. Dushenko has also worked as special advisor to the associate vice-president research and faculty affairs on an interim basis at Royal Roads providing academic advice, review, support and evaluation to the office of research and faculty affairs. 


Dushenko holds a PhD and master’s degree in biology with specializations in population ecology and environmental sciences from the Department of Biology at Queen’s University. He held a post-doctoral fellowship with the Environmental Sciences Group at Royal Roads Military College conducting contaminant research in the north. Dushenko has also completed the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) program from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, MA; the Faculty Development Summer Institute at the University of PEI and is a recipient of the League for Innovation - Innovation of the Year Award for a new eLearning strategy team at NAIT.