Dr. Amy Ramsay has a rather diverse educational background, holding undergraduate degrees in Sociology, Women's Studies, and Religious Studies; Master’s degrees in Criminology, Education, and Theological Studies (majoring in Church History); and Doctorates in Criminal Justice and Management & Organization (specializing in Leadership).
She is also very familiar with the college environment, holding diplomas/certificates from Sheridan, Seneca, Humber, Centennial, Ontario Police College, Canadian Police College, along with Dalhousie University, and Northwestern University.
Dr. Ramsay has taught at Sheridan and Seneca Colleges, as well as the Ontario Police College. She spent five years teaching and developing curriculum for a number of courses (both online and in-class) for Georgian College/Lakehead University. She joined the Laurier faculty in 2018.
In addition to her interest in studying and teaching, her career has been centered in the field of Law Enforcement. She retired on June 30, 2018 as a Sergeant with the Ontario Provincial Police (in the Business Management Bureau as a Senior Policy Analyst).
Dr. Ramsay is a past president of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) and the founding president of the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement. She currently resides on the North Shore of Prince Edward Island with her partner Jaimie and their 17-year-old dog, Blaze! Some of her hobbies include learning, reading, landscaping, hiking, and cycling.