Dr. Paul Mazerolle is the 19th president and vice‐chancellor of the University of New Brunswick. An internationally recognized criminologist, Dr. Mazerolle holds degrees from the University of New Brunswick, Northeastern University and the University of Maryland. In addition to his role as president, Paul is a professor in the department of sociology.
Dr. Mazerolle is a proud native of New Brunswick and alumnus of UNB who has maintained close professional, family and personal ties to the province over his entire career.
After an early career in the United States at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Mazerolle relocated to Australia in 2000 to take up an appointment at the University of Queensland. He subsequently became Head of the Criminology program.
From 2002‐2005, he was Director, Research and Prevention for the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission. In that role, he led a large program of applied research on police integrity and accountability, police performance, organized crime and crime prevention. In 2006, he moved to Griffith University where he took on the Directorship of the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance and subsequently, in 2009, he was appointed Pro Vice‐ Chancellor (PVC) for the Arts, Education and Law (AEL) disciplines.
Dr. Mazerolle remains an active researcher, with a continuing strong record of grants and publications. His research interests include examining the processes that shape criminal offending across the life course, violence research including youth violence, intimate partner violence, and homicide, as well as research on criminal justice policies and practices. Paul’s international reputation as a research leader in criminology has allowed him to build an international network of collaborators, which has included project involvement with UNB’s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence.