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Faculty Profiles

Michael McNamara

Michael J. McNamara


Mike is Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sheridan College.  Mike is a veteran of using participatory design and creative problem-solving to improve decision-making, relationships, and performances for industry, community organizations, and individuals.  Mike teaches, advises, facilitates workshops, and has authored reports and articles on how to use methods and techniques of participation and creative exploration to deliver greater value.  Prior to joining Sheridan in August 2013, Mike served as the Dean, Applied Research and Innovation at Seneca College.  He has also held the position of Director, Applied Research at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, Alberta, as well as term professorships at Cape Breton University and Brock University.  Mike received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Simon Fraser University.