Patrice Dutil is a professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University. He holds a PhD from York University, an M es Arts from the Université de Montréal and a BA (Hon.) from York University.
Dutil joined Ryerson in 2006 following 13 years in various parts of the public service and seven years in the non-profit sector, so he brings a combination of practical experience and scholarly expertise to his teaching.
He is a frequent commentator on public affairs on radio and television in Toronto and in the national media. His opinion pieces have appeared in the Toronto Star, National Post, The Globe and Mail, CBC.ca, Inside Policy. In 2013-2014 he was a visiting scholar at Massey College (University of Toronto) and visiting professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Dutil’s main research interests are political- and public-sector leadership, the process of political development and the study of elections. He writes about a wide range of issues in the policy development process both from a historical and contemporary standpoint.