Faculty & Instructors

At 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 in and outside of class, 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).

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.

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).

Jessica Rangel has spent most of her career in consulting, providing customized market intelligence and brand management recommendations on different industries, countries and consumers for leading mass-consumer companies such as the L’Oréal Group, Avon, Amway, Wyeth Consumer Healthcare and Visa.

Prior to coming to Canada, she worked at the Economic Section of the Embassy of Mexico in Singapore. Previously, she held different marketing positions in Mexico and the U.S., in companies such as Cummins Inc. Oil and Gas Division, Euromonitor International Inc., Axxis Consulting/IDS Scheer and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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.

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.

Mr. Robertson was an investment banker for nearly 20 years and has over US$100 billion in completed transaction experience. He has extensive M&A experience (>US$80 billion) as well as significant ECM, DCM, corporate lending and restructuring experience (>US$20 billion collectively) across a broad group of sectors. Mr. Robertson has executed numerous award winning and notable transactions across the globe having lived and worked in Asia (15 years) as well as in New York and San Francisco (4 years). He has held numerous senior positions, including Co-Head of Investment Banking, Asia and Head of Sectors, Asia. Employers have included Lazard Freres, Credit Suisse First Boston/Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and The Royal Bank of Scotland/ABN Amro.

Mr. Robertson currently teaches a variety of finance courses across numerous programs at the Smith School of Business, including courses in the Executive MBA, Master of Finance, MBA, Master of International Business, Accelerated MBA and Bachelor of Commerce programs. He is also the Finance Expert in Residence in Smith’s Career Advancement Centree. Mr. Robertson is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He earned his H.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

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.