Dr. Kelly Sundberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law at the University of Adelaide, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, and Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Victoria, Master of Arts in Justice and Public Safety Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political and Social Inquiry with a specialization in Criminology from Monash University.
Between 2011 and 2013, Dr. Sundberg served as the Chair of the Mount Royal University Department of Justice Studies, and between 2010 and 2012 as the alternate non-government organization representative to the United Nations for the Academy of Criminal Justice Science. Prior to commencing his academic career, Dr. Sundberg worked over fourteen years for the Government of Canada in various border security, policy development, and advisory roles –– during which time he received commendations for assisting in the location of three abducted children and apprehending one of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s most wanted fugitives. As a noted criminologist, Dr. Sundberg has been qualified as an expert on matters relating to crime prevention and crime reduction through design by the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, and on matters relating to immigration enforcement by the Provincial Court of Alberta (Criminal Division).
He has presented his scholarship at high-profile international conferences as a keynote speaker, showcased his research at academic symposiums around the world, and is also published in a variety of academic and industry periodicals. Most recently, and in collaboration with Dr. Tanya Trussler, Dr. Douglas Olson, and Ralph Snell, AIA (with earlier contributions from Dr. Nikki Filipuzzi), Dr. Sundberg led the development of the SAFE Design Standard® –– an innovative and multidisciplinary crime reduction through design methodology focused on reducing both the risk and fear of crime through informed planning, design, and engineering.