Dr. A. Scott Carson is a Professor of Strategy and Director of The Monieson Centre for Business Research in Healthcare at Smith School of Business. Previously, he was Director of the Queen’s MBA. Carson has also been Dean of the School of Business and Economics, and Professor of Business Policy at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, and prior to that, Dean of the Sobey School of Business, and Professor of Management at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. As well, he is a past Chair of the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans.
Professor Carson is a graduate of Mount Allison (B.Comm.) and Dalhousie (B.Ed., MA) Universities, and received his PhD from the University of London (UK). He teaches graduate and executive courses at Smith School of Business in strategy and not-for-profit governance. His scholarly research appears in such journals as Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics Education, Business and Society Review and Business and Professional Ethics Journal. Carson publishes and is a frequent speaker on healthcare strategy, not-for-profit governance, corporate social responsibility and business ethics.
Dr. Carson’s career has combined academe with both business and government service. While on leave from Wilfrid Laurier, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Government’s Privatization Secretariat. In business, Carson was Vice-President and Head of Corporate Finance for CIBC in Toronto.
Dr. Carson is Chair of the Board of Kingston General Hospital and a past Chair of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is a former director of The Economical Insurance Group, Comerica Bank Canada, Canadian Bond Rating Service, Waterloo North Hydro and many other private and public sector organizations.