Kerry Daly became Dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph in July, 2010. Prior to becoming Dean, he was the Associate Dean (Research) for the College between 2008 and 2010. In that role he played a key role in launching the Institute for Community Enga...
Kerry Daly became Dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph in July, 2010. Prior to becoming Dean, he was the Associate Dean (Research) for the College between 2008 and 2010. In that role he played a key role in launching the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship which now houses the Research Shop within the College. He is also one of the founding directors of the Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being at the University of Guelph.
He received his PhD in Sociology from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario in 1986 and then became a full time faculty member at Guelph in 1987. He was a member of the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition where he taught courses in family theory, sexuality, qualitative methodology and family dynamics. He was Chair of the department between 2005 and 2007.
He has had a variety of research interests over the years including adoption, the meaning and experience of time in families, work-life balance issues and changing patterns of father involvement. He was the Principal Investigator of the Father Involvement Research Alliance, a SSHRC supported (CURA) national organization of researchers, practitioners and policy makers devoted to the enhancement of father involvement research and program development. He is author of a number of books including Qualitative Methods in Family Relations and Human Development Research (Sage, 2007), editor of Minding the Time in Family Experience: Emerging Issues and Perspectives (JAI Press, 2001) and author of Families and Time: Keeping Pace in a Hurried Culture (Sage, 1996).
Current research interests focus on the strategies for fostering and supporting collaborative research projects and community engaged scholarship. Specifically, projects are underway to improve knowledge mobilization strategies with community organizations and an examination of tenure and promotion policies that are designed to support community engaged work.