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Faculty & Instructors

When you pursue your studies with Smith School of Business, you’ll be learning from a team of professors who work together to integrate knowledge across functional disciplines.

Smith faculty members have outstanding academic credentials and have frequent contact with the business community through their own consulting practices and our executive education programs.

The excellent student-to-professor ratio means you will have unparalleled access to your professors both during and outside of class time, and you will find them very responsive to your needs.

Faculty and instructors subject to change.

Len Anderson, CA, has spent his career working with privately-held and Family-owned businesses and is an expert in the areas of auditing, accounting and taxation. He advises on issues relating to governance, strategy development and mergers & Acquisitions. He previously worked for KPMG serving clients across a broad range of industries and was Chair of the KPMG Learning council.

Goce Andrevski’s research explores how firms can systematically outperform rivals in dynamic competitive environments. His research interests include competitive dynamics, alliance networks, and strategic entrepreneurship. Goce is a member of the editorial board for Journal of Management and his research has been published in journals such as Strategic Organization, Information Systems Research and Journal of Management. His research has received 2011 Dorothy Harlow Best Paper Award (Academy of Management), 2010 Best Published Paper Award (Information Systems Research) and 2009 Best Doctoral Student Paper Award (Academy of Management).

Karine Benzacar has been teaching for the Smith School of Business at Queens university since 2010. She is also Managing Director of Knowledge Plus Corp., an organization which specializes both in business training and in providing financial, accounting, and management information services. As a professional accountant, certified both in Canada and in the U.S., Karine’s practice has involved organizations all across North America. Her clients include many companies - large companies, such as the Bank of Nova Scotia, Magna, and IBM, start-up firms and the public sector, such as various departments of the Government of Canada.

Shai Dubey teaches courses in negotiations, cross-cultural management, ethics, domestic and international business law and entrepreneurship. He is the academic director for project courses in various MBA programs as well as the MIB program. Shai has served as the director of the Cornell-Queen’s EMBA program (now EMBAA), the MIB program, the Graduate Diploma in Business program as well the Full-time MBA program.

In 1999, Shai became the Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors of Quicklaw Inc., the leading provider of legal online data base services to the legal profession in Canada. In 2002, upon the sale of Quicklaw to a multi-national corporation Shai returned to the private practice of law. In 2006, Shai joined Smith on a full time basis.

Ricard is an Associate Professor of Business Economics at Smith School of Business. He specializes in organizational economics with a focus on industrial organization and applied microeconomics. Professor Gil's work has appeared in top economics and business journals such as American Economic Journal, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and Management Science.

Professor Gil received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and a BA in economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. His training also includes a post-doc in organizational economics at Harvard Business School, and visiting positions at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the strategy department of the London School of Economics. Prior to joining Smith, Professor Gil was an economics professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the economics department of the University of California in Santa Cruz.

Jim Hamilton is a proven sales and marketing executive with over 19 years of experience in forming and growing start-up companies, as well as, leading sales and marketing teams in mid-sized and larger companies. Currently, Mr. Hamilton spends most of his time as an instructor. He is a lecturer at Smith School of Business where he teaches courses in marketing strategy, sales and sales management at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Mr. Hamilton owns an advisory firm that provides reputation management, sales, marketing, and CRM strategy services to individual professionals and corporations. Some of his clients have included Bayer, Altana, IBM, and MDS Sciex.

Mr. Hamilton obtained an Honours Degree in Actuarial Science (BSc.) from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) in 1990. He then earned an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (Canada) in 1995.

Arcan Nalca holds a PhD degree in Operations Management from the Desautels Faculty of Management in McGill University, Montreal. His primary research interest lies in the field of supply chain management, especially in the context of modeling and analyzing practically motivated research problems at the interface of operations and marketing. Issues related to competition, coordination, and contracting in the presence of demand uncertainty constitute some of his research thrusts in this area.

His current teaching interests are in the areas of operations management and operations research; particularly Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, Strategic Management of Operations/Supply Chains, Inventory Models. Arcan Nalca is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Dr. Raver is an Associate Professor and E. Marie Shantz Faculty Fellow in Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business, and is also cross-appointed to the Department of Psychology. She is an authority on interpersonal relations and group processes at work, with a specific emphasis upon the ways in which employees support each other and build high-performance environments (e.g., helping, promoting learning) versus engage in counterproductive actions that undermine each other (e.g., harassment, bullying, relationship conflicts).

Matthew Reesor is the Director of the Full-time MBA at Smith School of Business. He has held administrative leadership and faculty positions at Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB) and Queen’s University. He was a recipient of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award while at NUCB. His research, focusing primarily on communications and language policy, has been published and widely referenced in academic journals. He is the author of a best-selling communications textbook published by Macmillan Japan.

Ryan is an Associate Professor and Distinguished Professor of Finance at Smith School of Business and the most recent recipient of the Bank of Canada Governor’s Award. He studies the use of technology in financial markets, and more recently the role climate risks play in asset prices. He finds that carbon risk is an important component of asset prices and is large enough that it should not be ignored by asset managers. He is the Director of Research of the newly-established Institute for Sustainable Finance based at Smith. Some of his past research has also focused on high-frequency trading systems and the impact of these systems on the quality of financial markets; too much technology, or its misapplication, can result in markets that are unstable and expensive. Not enough technology can mean investors do not meet their investment targets.

Ryan’s work has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of the Association of Information Systems. His work has won awards such as the Michael J. Brennan Award for the best paper published in the Review of Financial Studies, and the Philip Brown Prize for the best paper published using Sirca data. In 2015 Ryan was awarded a SSHRC grant and the Smith School of Business New Researcher and Research Excellence Awards. He has also worked extensively within the financial industry, with regulators, policy makers, and central banks.

Prior to joining Smith, Ryan was an assistant professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He earned his PhD from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and his MBA from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. Before embarking on an academic career, Ryan worked as a trader and risk manager at HSBC Trinkaus in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Matthias Spitzmuller is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business. His research focuses on team motivation/team leadership, and on helping behaviors/cooperative work behaviors and has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, American Psychologist, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Matthias has taught classes on Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management to undergraduate students, MBA students, and doctoral students. He has also served as a lecturer on leadership in executive education programs at the National University of Singapore and Harvard Business School Publishing. Prior to joining Smith School of Business, Matthias worked as an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore. Matthias completed his Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour under the guidance of Prof. John R. Hollenbeck at Michigan State University. He also holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

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