Graduate Faculty

Dr. David Veres

Dr. David Veres

Senior Lecturer

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Dr. David Veres holds a doctorate in Leadership and Policy from Niagara University, where he focused on factors motivating individuals to take on academic leadership roles, and the role of leaders in organizational change management. Through his doctoral studies Dr. Veres was recognized with the universities Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, and the International Society for Educational Planning Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award. He holds a Masters of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University in Victoria B.C., a Honors Bachelor degree in Human Geography from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, as well as a diploma in Recreation Leadership from Humber College in Toronto.

Dr. Veres joined Niagara University as a senior lecturer in 2017, where is currently teaching graduate courses in both the Leadership and Policy doctoral program, and the Master of Arts in Teaching. Over his career Dr. Veres has taught over 20 courses in leadership, policy, recreation, education, business, tourism, and research, at a variety of postsecondary institutions. His primary research interests are in academic leadership, organizational change, and quality assurance.

Dr. Veres’ professional career included over 20 years in the Ontario community college system where he served as a faculty member, dean, and associate vice-president of academic and learner services at Niagara College. In 2017 he retired from the college to focus on a returning to teaching, and in providing consulting services to the education and non-profit sectors.

David resides in Fonthill, Ontario CANADA, where he lives with his family and is engaged in numerous community organizations and initiatives. He is presently a board member with the 2021 Canada Games, QUEST Community Health Centre, Leadership Niagara, and the Welland Development Commission. In his leisure time enjoys hiking, kayaking, curling, and baseball.