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Matthew Reesor

Adjunct Lecturer and Director, Smith MBA

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Matt Reesor is Director, Smith MBA at Queen’s University.He has also been an Adjunct Lecturer since 2013.

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Matt Reesor is Director, Smith MBA at Queen’s University. He has held numerous administrative leadership positions since joining the School in 2011. He has also been an Adjunct Lecturer since 2013 and has designed and taught a variety of communication-themed graduate courses and Executive Education programs. Earlier in his career, Matt was a Lecturer at Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB) where he was recipient of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 2003. He is the author of a best-selling communications textbook published by Macmillan Japan (2004).

Academic Degrees

Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics
Carleton University (2001)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Political Studies
Queen's University (1996)

Academic Experience

Smith School of Business, Queen’s University
Director, Full-time MBA (2016 - Present)
Acting Director (Secondment), Early Careers Office (2015)
Director, Strategic Planning and New Initiatives (2014-2016)
Adjunct Lecturer (2013 – Present)
Associate Director, Full-time MBA (2011-2014) 

Queen’s University
Manager, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) (2009-2011)
Admission Manager, Bader International Study Centre and International (2007-2009)
Recruitment and Admission Manager, Bader International Study Centre (2005-2007) 

Acadia University
Manager, International Programs (2004-2005) 

Nagoya University of Commerce and Business
Lecturer (2003-2004)
Instructor (2001-2003) 

Carleton University, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Teaching Assistant (2000-01)

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme
Assistant Senior High School English Teacher (1996-1999)

Publications

Refereed Academic Journal Articles

Reesor, M. (2003). Japanese attitudes towards English: An explanation for poor performance. NUCB Journal of Language, Culture and Communication 5, 2.

Reesor, M.  (2002). The bear and the honeycomb: the history of English language policy in Japan.  NUCB Journal of Language, Culture and Communication 4, 1.

Reesor, M.  (2002). A critical review of issues in written teacher feedback. The English Teacher 5, 3.

Textbooks

Reesor, M. (2004). Tell Me More: Effective Communication Strategies for the Japanese Student. MacMillan Language House: Tokyo. (20,000+ copies sold)

Teaching

Adjunct Lecturer, Smith School of Business

Full-Time MBA (2013-present)

  • Design and deliver all Business Communications content for the required core course Communications and Professional Skills and have consistently received student assessment of teaching (USAT) ratings above the departmental mean

Graduate Diploma in Business (2014-present)

  • Design and deliver all Business Communications content for the required course Communications and Professional Skills and have consistently received USAT ratings above the departmental mean

Masters of Finance (2016-2020)

  • Designed and delivered all content for the required course Communications in Finance and have consistently received USAT ratings above the departmental mean

Masters of International Business (2014-present)

  • Design and deliver a nine-hour three part compulsory workshop series in business communications

Queen’s Executive Education (2018 – present)

  • Designed and delivered a new 14-hour open enrolment program called Communicating with Impact and was congratulated by the QEE Executive Director for receiving ratings and feedback described as “unprecedented”. (2020 – present)
  • Designed and delivered a 9-hour custom business communications program for a global Consumer Packaged Goods company (2021)
  • Designed and delivered a 3-hour custom business communications program for a global insurance company

Masters of Management of Artificial Intelligence (2019)

  • Designed and delivered a 12-hour four part workshop series in business communications

Masters of Finance – Renmin (2017 and 2018)

  • Designed and delivered all content for the required course Communications in Finance and received the highest USAT evaluations possible (5.0)

Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2015)

  • Designed and delivered business communications content for MMEI 883 and received and received the highest USAT evaluations possible (5.0)

Venture for Canada Bootcamp (2015- Present)

  • Volunteer to provide a 2-hour public speaking workshop to all Venture for Canada fellows

Instructor (2001-03)/Lecturer (2003-04), Nagoya University of Commerce and Business

  • Awarded 20% salary bonus in 2004 for having received the highest student evaluations within the Faculty
  • Received Outstanding Teacher Award in 2002
    • Acted as 1st year Communications Course Director from 2002-2004

Teaching Assistant, Carleton University, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (2000-01)

  • Provided academic assistance (grading, guest lecturing) in two foundational undergraduate courses 

Service

Queen’s University Governance

  • Member: Senate Creative Arts & Public Lectures Committee (2010-2013)
  • Member: Queen’s University International Programs Committee (2007-2012)
  • Member: Senate Educational Equity Committee (September 2008-2010)
  • Member: Senate Internal Academic Review Committee (2007-2008)