BA 1974 UC
- 2021 Award Recipient
A professor of Criminology and Contemporary Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University Brantford (2003-present), Thomas Fleming is an award-winning teacher who is recognized for pioneering work in the areas of serial and mass murder. Having taught at several universities across Canada, Fleming is a prolific author who has published 11 books and dozens of academic articles. In 1993, Fleming organized the world’s first conference on mass murder, and he has also provided expert academic information to several high-profile investigations, including the Paul Bernardo case. His excellent work as a teacher and mentor has also been recognized with several awards, including being the inaugural recipient of Ontario's Leadership in Faculty and Teaching (LIFT) Award (2007), being named to Wilfrid Laurier University’s Teaching Hall of Fame, and being designated a Best Professor at the University of Windsor by Maclean’s magazine.