People profiles

Emanuel Carvalho

Emanuel Carvalho

Assistant director

Emanuel is an assistant director of the Economic Development Program and an associate professor in the Department of Economics.

Brock Dickinson

Brock Dickinson

Assistant director

Brock is an Assistant Director of the Economic Development Program, and has worked in local economic development for 25 years. He is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence and an Adjunct Professor with the University of Waterloo. He was previously CEO of MDB Insight, Canada’s largest specialist economic development consultancy, where he worked with hundreds of communities across North America.

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones

Program administrator

Sharon is our program administrator and has been with the program since 1986.

Geoff Malleck

Geoff Malleck

Assistant director

Geoff is an assistant director of the Economic Development Program and a lecturer in the Department of Economics.

Paul Parker

Paul Parker

Director

Paul is the director of the Economic Development Program and a professor in the Faculty of Environment.

Tara Vinodrai

Tara Vinodrai

Assistant director

Tara is an assistant director of the Economic Development Program and the director of the Local Economic Development master's program at the University of Waterloo.

Amy Arbuckle

Outreach manager

Amy Arbuckle is the Outreach Manager of the Economic Development Program of the University of Waterloo.