Dr. Wadland is Professor Emeritus in the School for the Study of Canada at Trent University, where he began teaching in 1972. He has served as Editor of the Journal of Canadian Studies, Chair of the undergraduate Canadian Studies Program, Chair of the Department of Political Studies and Director of the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. He was a founding partner in the creation of the Trent Centre for Community Research.  He has a special interest in interdisciplinary research and pedagogy, most of which has focused on environmental themes and visual culture.