A Faculty That Works As a Team
At Queen's School of Business, you will learn from a team of exceptional professors. This team is consistently recognized for both excellent teaching skills and significant experience with senior-level managers in major organizations across Canada and around the world.
An Integrated Academic Plan
Queen's School of Business faculty members work together as teachers, researchers, and consultants, and their joint efforts have resulted in a tightly integrated academic plan. Our faculty teach in North America's most popular executive programs, consult for the world's leading organizations and have earned the respect of the business media and business leaders.
Respected Management Educators
Both BusinessWeek(USA) and Financial Times(UK) have recognized Queen's faculty as being among the top executive educators in the world. Queen's School of Business professors have earned recognition from the Canadian media - including the Financial Post and Maclean's - for teaching excellence.
In Touch With The Business Community
Queen's Executive MBA professors have frequent contact with the business community. Most have extensive rosters of private- and public-sector clients located in Canada and around the world. The faculty includes some of Canada's leading experts in the fields of marketing, accounting, strategy, leadership, corporate turnarounds and alliances. They are also best-selling business authors and groundbreaking researchers. Years of working with senior-level executives have given our faculty the ability to bring modern management practices into the classroom.
Dr. Julian Barling – Organizational Behaviour, Queen's School of Business
Julian Barling is the Borden Chair of Leadership in the School of Business. An authority on transformational leadership, he has received numerous awards for teaching and research. He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2002, and named a Queen's Research Chair in the same year. He has been elected as a Fellow in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Association for Psychological Sciences, the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, and the Canadian Psychological Association. He received the National Post “Leaders in Business Education Award in 2002, and Queen's University's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision in 2008. He is the author of over 175 articles and numerous books, and is currently completing a book on organizational leadership that will be published by Oxford University Press in the coming months.
Dr. Kathryn Brohman – IS Strategy and Project Leadership, Queen's School of Business
Associate professor at Queen’s School of Business, Kathryn had lead the development of the project management and project leadership curriculum since she arrived in 2003; she is currently working to design a Centre of Excellence in Project Management and Leadership. Her leading edge research explores the impact of technology on strategy execution, project leadership and service innovation and has been published in premier journals including the Decision Sciences, Harvard Business Review, MIS Quarterly Executive, and Communications of the ACM. Dr. Brohman entered academia after working with Sun Microsystems of Canada and regularly collaborates with a number of leading organizations including Bell Canada, Bank of Montreal, Cargill, Butterball Farms Inc., TripIt.com, Access Copyright, and Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
Mr. Barry Cross – Project Management and Lean Innovation, Queen's School of Business
Barry Cross joined Queen’s University in 2006 after spending 20 years in various leadership positions with Magna International, Autosystems Manufacturing and DuPont. While in Industry, Mr. Cross led many key strategic initiatives, including significant development projects in Asia, Brazil, Mexico, and Europe.
Mr. Cross is now an instructor with Queen’s School of Business in Operations Management, Service Management and Project Management. At the Executive level, he speaks regularly on Innovation, Execution and Project Management. His speaking and consulting clients include Samsung, Deloitte, Conference Board of Canada, Encana, LCBO, and others. He has an MBA from Queen’s University, and is the bestselling author of Lean Innovation: Understanding What’s Next in Today’s Economy (CRC Press).
Mr. Shai Dubey – Business Law, Negotiations & New Venture Management, Queen's School of Business
Shai Dubey is Director of the Queen’s Full-Time MBA and Master of International Business programs. As a member of the Queen’s School of Business faculty, he teaches Business Law in several of the School’s programs. He is also a corporate commercial lawyer and has practiced law at several major law firms in Toronto. He has been retained by many organizations to provide advice on corporate governance issues, and has extensive experience in negotiating major business transactions.
Dr. Clinton Free – Financial Management, Queen's School of Business
Clinton Free is an expert on financial management, particularly in the areas of performance measurement, capital budgeting, strategic management control systems and supply chain management. He is a Rhodes Scholar and prior to joining Queen’s he spent several years teaching undergraduate and executive courses at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University and the University of New South Wales. He has consulted with firms including BMW Group Canada, Clarity Systems, Safeway, and Kingfisher.
Dr. Jay Handelman – Marketing, Queen's School of Business
Jay Handelman is Associate Dean of Research, Director of the MSc and PhD programs, and Associate Professor of Marketing at Queen’s School of Business. He has also served as Director of the Centre for Responsible Leadership. He has conducted extensive research into the ways in which marketers integrate emotional, cultural and social responsibility dimensions into their traditional marketing strategies, and the ways in which these strategies benefit the organization. He is also an expert on consumer activism and boycotts. His research has been published in several academic journals, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Retailing and the Journal of Business Research.
Mr. Rick Jackson – Negotiations and Conflict Management, Queen's School of Business
Rick Jackson is an outstanding educator and one of Canada’s leading experts on dispute resolution. He is in high demand as a consultant and third-party neutral. He has served as an arbitrator under the Ontario Labour Relations Act and Canada Labour Code, and as an arbitrator and mediator in business disputes. He is a frequent guest speaker on labour relations, arbitration issues, and dispute resolution.
Mr. John Moore – Financial Accounting, Queen's School of Business
John Moore is an experienced and award-winning executive educator who is highly regarded in the accounting profession. He has conducted executive development seminars on financial tools for senior managers at Alcan, BMW, DuPont, Canon, Mitel, Shoppers Drug Mart, New Brunswick Power Corporation, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and Canada Post. He also works with members of senior management teams to integrate financial accounting concepts into strategic planning. He is a six-time winner of the MBA Teaching Excellence Award from Queen’s School of Business; a recipient of the Silver Medal from CMA Canada; a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada; and the author of five accounting textbooks, including a study guide for students preparing for the CA designation.
Dr. Salman Mufti – Management Information Systems, Queen's School of Business
Salman Mufti is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Queen’s School of Business. He is an award-winning teacher and has extensive domestic and international teaching experience in both degree and non-degree executive education. He is a former Director of Queen's Executive MBA and of Queen's Full-time MBA. He regularly advises senior managers in corporations and the public sector, and is frequently featured in the press on matters relating to information technology strategy and management. He has consulted with numerous organizations including Bell Canada, Sun Life Insurance, Canadian National Railway, Accenture, and Business Development Bank of Canada.
Dr. Elspeth Murray – Strategy, New Ventures and MIS, Queen's School of Business
Elspeth Murray is the Associate Dean of MBA Programs at Queen’s School of Business and CIBC Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship. As well, she leads the School’s Centre for Business Venturing. In this role she has spearheaded the development of the Dare to Dream Internship Program, designed to kick-start graduates’ entrepreneurial ventures, and the Tri-Colour Fund, a student-led early stage investment fund. The New Venture Management course that she developed has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as one of the world’s top 10 Executive MBA courses. Additionally, she serves as a Director of Parteq, the commercialization organization for Queen’s University. She is also the co-author of Fast Forward – Organizational Change in 100 Days with Peter Richardson.
Dr. Shawna O'Grady – Human Resources and Team-Building, Queen's School of Business
Shawna O'Grady is an authority on strategic human resources management, team-building, and the cross-cultural aspects of international business. She is an experienced team facilitator who is in high demand for her original approach to team-building. She is also the author of Border Crossings – Doing Business in the U.S., an award-winning book on international business. She has consulted with many organizations including Microsoft, MDS, Mattel, Shoppers Drug Mart, Enbridge Consumers Gas, Industry Canada, BMW, Novo Nordisk, Oracle, Xerox, Bell Canada, GlaxoSmithKline, Ministry of Finance, Canada Post Corporation, and TD Canada Trust.
Dr. Bo Pazderka – Business Economics, Queen's School of Business
Bo Pazderka is an authority in the economics of research and development, the multinational pharmaceutical industry, health economics, and the transition of the former centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe to free-market systems. He has worked at universities around the world, including France, Australia, the U.K., and Slovakia. He served on the Board of Directors of Hôtel Dieu Hospital in Kingston, and was for many years a member of its Ethics Committee. He is co-author of several books, including: It’s No Gamble - The Economic and Social Benefits of Stock Markets; Approaches to an International Comparison of R&D Expenditures; and Microeconomics: The Canadian Context.
Dr. John Pliniussen – Marketing and Innovation, Queen's School of Business
John Pliniussen is an authority on innovation, sales management and e-marketing. He has worked or consulted for several Fortune 100 companies, some of Canada’s fastest growing SMEs, many federal and provincial ministries, and numerous agencies and NPOs. His past clients include IBM, London Life, Torstar, Schindler, GM, Constellation Software, and many federal and provincial ministries.
Dr. Lynnette Purda – Finance, Queen's School of Business
Lynnette Purda is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Queen’s School of Business and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Prior to her academic career, she worked in investment banking with Nesbitt Burns. During her time with Nesbitt she participated in several mergers and acquisitions, equity issues and divestitures. Her research lies in the area of empirical corporate finance, particularly aspects of corporate debt policy, credit ratings, and corporate governance. Her research has been published in the Journal of Financial Research, the Journal of Multinational Financial Management, and the Canadian Tax Journal.
Dr. Jana Raver – Organizational Behaviour, Queen's School of Business
Dr. Raver is an Associate Professor and E. Marie Shantz Faculty Fellow in Organizational Behaviour at Queen’s School of Business. She is an award winning researcher whose primary area of expertise focuses on interpersonal relations and group processes at work. A second stream of her research focuses on the integration of diverse or dissimilar employees into work groups and organizations. She has consulted and conducted applied research in several organizations in both the public and private sectors in the U.S. and Canada. She is regularly invited to speak to associations of academics, policy makers, and employees. Her work has been profiled in media outlets including The Globe & Mail, the National Post, and the Chicago Tribune.
Dr. Douglas Reid – Alliances & Strategic Management, Queen's School of Business
Douglas Reid is an authority on corporate strategy, and has been widely quoted in the media. As a researcher, he specializes in inter-company alliance dynamics and large alliance evolution. Prior to joining Queen's School of Business, he was vice president at Burson-Marsteller, an international consulting firm. He recently concluded six years of service as a director of Candela Energy, and is an active advisor to several companies including Bell Canada, Ontario Securities Commission, Canada Post, Shoppers Drug Mart and Royal and Sun Alliance.
Dr. Peter Richardson – Strategic Management, Queen's School of Business
Peter Richardson is a leading expert in corporate turnarounds and an authority on strategic management and the management of innovation. His strategic approach to cost management and margin improvement has been widely adopted by industry. During his years at Queen’s, Peter has authored over 75 papers and case studies on strategic management. With Elspeth Murray, he co-authored Fast Forward: Organizational Change in 100 Days. A previous book, Cost Containment: The Ultimate Strategic Advantage, remains one of the few books to be written on cost improvement. He consults widely for many organizations including BHP Billiton, Alcoa, CIBC Mellon, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Auditor General of Canada, and Natural Resources Canada, working closely with senior executives on strategy development and deployment.
Dr. Paul Roman – Operations Management, Queen's School of Business
During his 20-year military career in Communications and Electronics, Paul commanded the Canadian Army’s only electronic warfare squadron. He also served as Director of the Canadian Army Experimentation Centre, where he conducted studies to assist the Army in making capability development decisions, putting him at the forefront of validating most of our modern military decision support and command support practices. Since leaving DND in 2001, Paul has pursued an academic career at both The Royal Military College and more recently at Queen’s School of Business where he is an Associate Professor of Management Science specializing in Operations Management. He has also been an active consultant and facilitator in the development of two Army Campaign Plans and the CF Transformation Campaign Planning Team. His award-winning research “Games—Just How Serious Are They?” demonstrated how proficiency at the gaming console increased effectiveness in the field. Since July of 2011 Paul has been the Director of the Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA Program.
Mr. Ken Wong – Sales, Marketing & Business Strategy, Queen's School of Business
Ken Wong is one of Canada’s most respected marketing professors. He has worked with the Strategic Planning Institute at Harvard University and the Conference Board of Canada, writes a regular column for Canadian Grocer and Meetings & Incentive Travel magazines and contributes to Marketing magazine, Strategy and numerous trade publications. He is a 2006 inductee into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends and past winner of the National Post’s Leader’s In Management Education award. He regularly judges the “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” and other competitions, addresses corporations and conventions around the world, and sits on a number of other advisory/directorship boards. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Marketing Association, and is Vice President, Knowledge Development, with Level 5 Brand Consulting Inc.
Dr. Roger Wright – Operations and Decision Models, Queen's School of Business
Roger Wright is a former Director of Queen's National Executive MBA. He has lectured internationally on production and operations management, has been responsible for the design, start-up, and management of several new manufacturing ventures, and has owned and operated a management consulting firm. He is author of several articles on solid fuel combustion efficiency, energy efficiency, and transportation safety. He has won teaching excellence awards at Queen’s, the University of Prince Edward Island, the Royal Military College of Canada, and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).