Zachary Spicer

Zachary Spicer is an associate with the Innovation Policy Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and a lecturer at Western University’s Local Government Program. Prior to joining the Munk School, he served as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Brock University, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in public administration, local government, and public sector management. He received his PhD in Political Science from Western University and completed post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Toronto’s Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy. His first book, The Boundary Bargain: Growth, Development and the Future of City–County Separation, was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2016. He is the recipient of two early career achievement awards—the Norton Long Young Scholars’ Award and the Susan Clark Young Scholars’ Award—from the urban politics section of the American Political Science Association.