Dr. Kelly Vodden

Kelly Vodden

Associate Vice-President (Grenfell Campus) Research and Graduate Studies/Professor (Research)

Office: FC 4021

Email: kvodden@grenfell.mun.ca

Phone: 709-639-2703

Dr. Kelly Vodden  is a Professor (Research), Environmental Studies, Grenfell Campus and Department of Geography, St. John’s Campus Memorial University. Dr. Vodden has been actively involved in community and regional development research, policy and practice in Canadian rural communities since 1995. Her research examines community involvement in planning and natural resource governance, regional development and multi-level, collaborative governance, adaptation to environmental change, and creating sustainable local economies.

Recent projects led by Dr. Vodden include the SSHRC-funded multi-province study Canadian regional development: a critical review of theory, practice and potentials (2010-2015) as well as the study Seeking innovative policy and governance solutions for sustainable drinking water systems in rural and small town Newfoundland and Labrador.

Education

  • HBA, University of Western Ontario
  • MA, Simon Fraser University
  • PhD, Simon Fraser University

Research Interests

  • Sustainable rural community and regional development
  • Rural resilience and community adaptation
  • Community involvement in natural resource management
  • Collaborative, multi-level governance
  • Rural innovation
  • Community engaged scholarship

Projects

Please see http://ruralresilience.ca/ – see Current and Completed Projects for descriptions

Teaching

Examples of Recent Courses Taught:

  • Environmental Policy 6002: Research Design and Methods
  • Environmental Policy 6003: Environmental Political Thought
  • Environmental Policy 6520: Planning and Policy for Sustainable Communities and Regions

Supervised Students

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Environmental Policy

Current:

Complete:

 

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Geography

Current:

  • Ted Lomond (co-supervised with C. Mather)

Completed:

 

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Environmental Science

Completed:

 

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Island Studies (University of Prince Edward Island)

Completed:

 

PhD – Geography

Completed:

 

PhD – Interdisciplinary

Current:

Completed:

 

Honours thesis – Geography

Completed:

Selected Publications:

  • Vodden, K., D. Douglas, S. Markey, Minnes, and B. Reimer (Eds.). (2019). The Theory, Practice, and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada. Routledge. 234 pages.
  • Kipp, A., Cunsolo, A., Vodden, K., King, N., Manners, S., and Harper, S., (2019) (Forthcoming). Climate Change Impacts on Health and Wellbeing in Rural and Remote Regions Across Canada: A Synthesis of the Literature. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Special Issue on Climate Change.
  • * Minnes, S. and Vodden, K. Introduction. In K. Vodden, D. Douglas, S. Markey, S. Minnes, and B. Reimer (eds.) (2019). The Theory, Practice, and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada. Routledge. Chapter 1, Pp. 1-11.
  • * Daniels, J., D. Douglas, K. Vodden and S. Markey (2019). What is new regionalism? In K. Vodden, D. Douglas, S. Markey, S. Minnes, and B. Reimer (eds.). The Theory, Practice, and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada. Routledge. Chapter 3, Pp 30-55.
  • * Breen, S. and K. Vodden. (2019). Project approach: Critical reflections on methodology and process. In K. Vodden, D. Douglas, S. Markey, S. Minnes, and B. Reimer (eds.). The Theory, Practice, and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada. Routledge. Chapter 4, Pp. 56-78.
  • S. Markey, S. Breen, K. Vodden, and J. Daniels. (2019). Identity and commitment to place: How regions “become” in rural Canada. In K. Vodden, D. Douglas, S. Markey, S. Minnes, and B. Reimer (eds.). The Theory, Practice, and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada. Routledge. Chapter 6, Pp. 102-122
  • B. Reimer, J. Barrett, K. Vodden, and L. Bisson. (2019). Rural–urban interactions and interdependence. In K. Vodden, D. Douglas, S. Markey, S. Minnes, and B. Reimer (eds.). The Theory, Practice, and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada. Routledge. Chapter 8, Pp. 149-182
  • Hall, H. and K. Vodden. (2019).  Learning, knowledge flows, and innovation in Canadian regions. In K. Vodden, D. Douglas, S. Markey, S. Minnes, and B. Reimer (eds.). The Theory, Practice, and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada. Routledge. Chapter 9, Pp. 183-211.
  • * Vodden, K., Douglas, D., Minnes, S., Markey, S., Reimer, B. and Breen, S. (2019). Conclusions: Implications for policy and practice. In K. Vodden, D. Douglas, S. Markey, S. Minnes, and B. Reimer (eds.). The Theory, Practice, and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada. Routledge. Chapter 10, Pp. 212-234.
  • Minnes, S. S. Breen, S. Markey and K. Vodden. (2018). Pragmatism versus potential: New regionalism and rural drinking water management. Journal of Rural and Community Development. 13(2), 76–99.
  • Ward, B., Doney, E., K. Vodden & A. Bath. (2018). The Importance of Beliefs in Predicting Support for a South Coast National Marine Conservation Area in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Ocean and Coastal Management. 162(1), 6-12
  • Minnes, S., Breen, K., Vodden, K. (2018).  Innovations for Sustainable Rural Drinking Water Services. In Halseth, G., Markey, S., Ryser, L. (eds.), Service Provision and Rural Sustainability: Infrastructure and Innovation. Routledge.
  • Vodden, K., C. Keske and J. Islam. (2018).  Building a Social Movement for Sustainable Food Systems in Newfoundland and Labrador: The Role of Community Gardens. In Keske, C. (Ed.) Food Futures NL, pp. xx. St. John’s: ISER Publications.
  • Butters, L., S. Eledi, O. Okusepi, K. Vodden. (2017). Engaging the Past to Create a New Future: A comparative study of heritage-driven community development initiatives in the Great Northern Peninsula. Journal of Rural and Community Development. Special issue 12(3) 186-209 http://www.jrcd.ca/jrcd/issue/view/38.
  • * Carter, K. and K. Vodden. (2017). Applicability of Territorial Innovation Models to peripheral regions: Lessons from the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. Journal of Rural and Community Development. 12(2): 1-19.
  • Eledi, S., S. Minnes and K. Vodden. (2017). Source Water Protection in Rural Newfoundland and Labrador: Limitations and Promising Actions. Water. 9, 560; doi:10.3390/w9080560
  • Minnes, S. and K. Vodden. (2017). The Capacity Gap: Understanding Impediments to Sustainable Drinking Water Systems in Rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Canadian Water Resources Journal.
  • Vodden, K. (2017). Enhancing Democracy in Rural and Regional Development Governance. In Marland, A. and L. Moore (eds.), The Democracy Cookbook: Recipes to Renew Governance in Newfoundland and Labrador, Pp. 85–88. St. John’s: ISER Publications.
  • * Hall, H., J. Walsh, R. Greenwood and K. Vodden. (2016). Advancing Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador: Insights for Knowledge Mobilization and University-Community Engagement. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship. 9(1): 21-32. http://jces.ua.edu/advancing-innovation-in-newfoundland-and-labrador-insights-for-knowledge-mobilization-and-university-community-engagement/
  • * Vodden, K. and H. Hall (2016). Long distance commuting in the mining and oil and gas sectors: Implications for rural regions. The Extractive Resources Industry and Society 3(3):577–583. Published in Special Section: Long Distance Commuting in the Mining, Oil and Gas Sectors: Implications for Rural Regions; Guest Edited by H. Hall and K. Vodden.
  • Irvine, M., R. Keenan, and K. Vodden, (2016) Developing Assessment and Adaptation Capacity. In K. Hallstrom, M. A. Beckie, G. T. Hvenegaard, & K. Mündel (Eds.). Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada: Taking the Next Steps. Chapter 6 (pp. 117-144). University of Alberta Press.
  • Vodden, K., R. Lane, and C. Pollett. (2016) Seeking Sustainability through Self-assessment and Regional Cooperation in Newfoundland and Labrador In K. Hallstrom, M. A. Beckie, G. T. Hvenegaard, & K. Mündel (Eds.).  Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada: Taking the Next Steps.  Chapter 14 (pp. 321-346). University of Alberta Press.
  • Vodden, K., Hunt, L., and R. Bell. (2016) Evolving Conceptions of the Social Economy: The Arts, Culture, and Tourism in Alert Bay In M. Gismondi, S. Connelly, M. Beckie, S.  Markey & M. Roseland (Eds.), Scaling Up: The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability. Chapter 6, (pp. 147-168), Athabasca University Press.
  • Hall, H. M., Vodden, K., & Greenwood, R. (2016). From dysfunctional to destitute: The governance of regional economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador. International Planning Studies, , 1-19. doi:10.1080/13563475.2016.1167585
  • Smith, D, M. Woodrow & K. Vodden. A boat perspective: local geographic knowledge of fish harvesters in Change Islands, Newfoundland. Journal of Cultural Geography, 33(1), 1–26. doi:10.1080/08873631.2015.1060689
  • Vodden, K. Research Relationships that Last (vignette). In Markey, L. Ryser, and D. Manson, It’s a People Process: Doing Community-Based Research, Pp. 248-50. McGill Queen’s University Press.
  • Vodden, K. Community-Based Research in the Classroom (vignette). In Markey, L. Ryser, and D. Manson, It’s a People Process: Doing Community-Based Research. Pp. 63-66. McGill Queen’s University Press.
  • Breen, S., J. Daniels, S. Markey and K. Vodden. (2015) Place-Based Development in Rural Regions. In Vodden, K., G. Baldacchino and R. Gibson (Eds.) Place Peripheral: The Promise and Challenge of Place-Based Development in Rural and Remote Regions (Chapter 13, pp. 283-309). St. John’s: ISER Publications.
  • Daniels, J., K. Vodden and G. Baldacchino. (2015) Matters of Place: the Making of Place and Identity. In Vodden, K., G. Baldacchino and R. Gibson (Eds.) Place Peripheral: The Promise and Challenge of Place-Based Development in Rural and Remote Regions (Chapter 2, pp. 23-40). St. John’s: ISER Publications.
  • Markey, S., S. Breen, K. Vodden, J. Daniels.  (2015) Evidence of Place: Becoming a Region in Rural Canada. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 39(5): 874-891. Published online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08873631.2015.1060689
  • Smith, D., K. Vodden, M. Woodrow. A boat perspective: Local geographic knowledge of fish harvesters of Change Islands, Newfoundland. Journal of Cultural Geography.
  • Vodden, K., G. Baldacchino and R. Gibson (Eds.) (2015). Place Peripheral: The Promise and Challenge of Place-Based Development in Rural and Remote Regions. St. John’s, NL: ISER Publications. 340 pages.
  • Vodden, K. (2015). The Promise and Challenge of Collaborative Governance on Canada’s Coasts. Canadian Geographer. 59(2), 167-180. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12135/epdf
  • Smith, D., K. Vodden, M. Woodrow, B. Furst, A. Khan. (2014). The Last Generation? Perspectives of Inshore Fish Harvesters in Change Islands, Newfoundland. Canadian Geographer. 58(1), 95-109.
  • Vodden, K., Gibson, R. and Porter, M. (2014). A Brighter Future for Whom? Rural and regional development in the Williams era. In Marland, A. and M. Kerby (Eds.), First Among Unequals: The Premier, Politics and Policy in Newfoundland and Labrador (Chapter 11, pp. 213-230), Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press.