Leo Groarke began his academic career as a student at the University of Calgary, Simon Fraser University, the University of Helsinki, and the University of Western Ontario. He received his Ph.D. in 1982. Before coming to the University of Windsor, he was Professor of Philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he held a number of administrative positions: Chair of the Philosophy Department, Assistant Dean of Arts and Science, Dean of the Brantford Campus, Acting Provost, and Principal/Vice-President of the Brantford Campus. He was appointed Provost/Vice-President Academic at the University of Windsor in 2010.
• 2011 Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (Alan Wright, Leo Groarke, Beverley Hamilton, Erika Kustra); Grant for a pilot project to evaluate the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam), $27,583.
• 2011* David Godden, Leo Groarke and Hans Hansen, “Informal Logic and Argumentation: An Alta Conversation,” 48-62, in Robert C. Rowland, Reasoned Argument and Social Change. Washington: National Communication Association.
• 2012 “Arresting Images: A Thick Theory of Argument,” Keynote Adress at the Days of Ivo Skaric, Conference on Rhetoric, Postira, Croatia, April 19-22