Associate Vice President Research, Social Sciences and Humanities

Associate Vice President Research, Social Sciences and Humanities

 Dr. Steven Renzetti, who joined Brock in 1988 as a lecturer in the Department of Economics, specializes in environmental economics, which seeks to understand the two-way relationship between the economy and the natural environment. His primary area of research is the economics of water resources, which he has published widely in leading peer-reviewed journals.

Key among Dr. Renzetti’s accomplishments include securing a $2.3 million SSHRC Partnership research grant to set up the Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network (WEPGN), a Canada-wide group of researchers, managers, policy makers and community groups coming together to help solve our pressing water issues.

Dr. Renzetti, who is WEPGN’S Program Director, also serves on a number of editorial boards, government commissions and panels, including most recently the Science Advisory Committee to the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board.

At Brock University, Dr. Renzetti participated in the creation of the new Sustainability Science and Society graduate program associated with one of Brock’s transdisciplinary hubs, the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.

Dr. Renzetti’s duties include:

  • integrating research, teaching, and mentoring
  • enhancing participation in funding competitions
  • opening new opportunities for research support
  • developing and enhancing research policies and procedures
  • creating new partnerships locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally