Award-Winning Faculty Team

A Faculty That Works as a Team –
At Smith School of Business, you'll be learning from a team of professors who work together to integrate knowledge across functional disciplines.

Outstanding Educators

The Smith faculty have outstanding academic credentials; they are best-selling authors, award-winning teachers and editors of leading academic journals.

Canadian Business, Bloomberg BusinessWeek (USA) and Financial Times (UK) have recognized faculty members from Smith as among the top management educators in the world. Several Smith School of Business professors have earned recognition for teaching excellence from leading international academic and business organizations, as well as from the Canadian media including the Financial Post and Maclean's.


An Integrated Academic Plan

Smith School of Business faculty members work together as teachers, researchers, and consultants. 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.

Committed to Your Success

Smith School of Business professors are committed to your success, both academically and professionally. 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.

In Touch With the Business Community

Full-time MBA professors have frequent contact with the business community. Many have extensive rosters of private and public sector clients in Canada and around the world. The faculty includes: experts in the fields of corporate turnarounds, tax planning, leadership, and alliances; 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.

Faculty Members


Mr. Len Anderson – Accounting

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.


Dr. Goce Andrevski – Strategy and Organization

Goce Andrevski is an Assistant Professor in Strategy and Organization.  He received his PhD from the University of Kentucky.  His research explores how firms can systematically outperform rivals in dynamic competitive environments.  He is an authority on competitive dynamics, alliance networks and strategic entrepreneurship.  He 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


Mr. Tom Anger – Finance and Accounting

Tom Anger is the Director of Queen’s Master of Finance – Toronto program.  He has served as the Executive Director of Queen's Executive Education for 10 years. He teaches finance and accounting in the School's MBA and executive development programs. He has also served as Director of both Queen’s Full-time MBA program and the Bachelor of Commerce program. In the private sector, Mr. Anger is a leader in the application of learning technologies for bankers and other professionals.  He earned both a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and an MBA degree at Queen’s University.  


Dr. Laurence Ashworth – Marketing

Laurence Ashworth is an Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Marketing. His research interests include social and affective influences on consumer judgment and decision making. His work has focused on the psychological processes involved in perceptions of fairness and how consumers react to perceived unfair treatment. He has also examined the ways in which consumers use their emotions when making important decisions and how individuals' current feelings are differentially affected by the anticipation of future events and recollection of past events.


Dr. Bill Blake – Organizational Behaviour

Bill Blake is the former Associate Dean of MBA Programs at Smith School of Business.  His research and teaching interests are leadership and the relationship between cultural adaptability and international effectiveness.  He is extensively involved in executive education. He has served on the boards of directors of Fishery Products International, Homestead Land Holdings and the national network of International Business Schools.  From 1992 to 2002, he was Dean of Business at Memorial University, and is Past Chair of the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans.


Dr. Kathryn Brohman – Digital Business and Strategy Execution

Associate professor at Smith School of Business and co-author of Project Leadership: Creating Value with an Adaptive Project Organization and forthcoming book entitled Sustainable Execution. Kathryn’s leading edge work combines practice with theory to explore ways organizations can effectively execute strategy with a specific focus on the impact of technology and digital transformation. Kathryn’s research has been published in premier journals and her thought-leadership is influenced by collaboration with a number of organizations including the Canada Health Infoway, Molson Coors, Bell Canada, 3M, UPS, and Delta Airlines.


Dr. Scott Carson – Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility

Dr. A. Scott Carson is a professor at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University specializing in governance and strategy. He is formerly the Stauffer-Dunning Chair of Policy Studies and Executive Director of the Queen's School of Policy Studies.  Professor Carson’s career has combined business, government and academe. He was the head of corporate finance for a major Canadian bank, CEO of the Ontario government’s Privatization Secretariat and the dean of two Canadian university business schools. Carson is the former chair of the board of Kingston General Hospital, and has been a member of many other corporate and not-for-profit boards.  He is a graduate of Mount Allison and Dalhousie universities, and received his PhD from the University of London (UK). Dr. Carson is the co-editor of three recent books published by McGill-Queen's University Press: Toward a Healthcare Strategy for Canadians (with J. Dixon and K. R, Nossal, 2015), Managing a Canadian Healthcare Strategy (with K. R. Nossal, 2016) and A Canadian Healthcare Innovation Agenda: Policy, Governance and Strategy (with K. R. Nossal, 2018).


Mr. Barry Cross – Operations Strategy

Barry Cross is an expert and thought leader in innovation, execution and operations strategy. He joined Smith School of Business after nearly 20 years in the automotive and manufacturing sectors with Magna, Autosystems and DuPont, where he led many key strategic initiatives, including nearly 30 program launches in North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Barry speaks and consults widely in the areas of Lean, Innovation, Strategy, Projects and Execution, enabling organizations to create sustainable value for their customers. He is the bestselling author of three books, including Simple: Killing Complexity for a Lean and Agile Organization, and several Most Read articles.


Dr. Peter Dacin – Marketing

Peter Dacin is an authority on branding, consumer behaviour and advanced market research techniques.  The primary focus of his research is consumer judgment formation.  His research has been widely published in journals such as the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Research, and the Journal of Advertising Research.  Prior to joining Queen’s he was a faculty member at Texas A&M University and the University of Wisconsin, where he won several awards for his research and teaching.  


Dr. Tina Dacin – Strategy and Organizational Behaviour

Tina Dacin is Director of the Centre for Social Impact and a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Smith School of Business.  She specializes in the areas of business ethics, social innovation, strategic alliances and business networks, specifically focusing on the topics of partner selection and collaboration.  Prior to joining Queen’s, she spent nine years at Texas A&M University, where she was recognized for both research and teaching excellence.  She has consulted with companies in many industries and has served on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals.


Mr. Michael Darling – Marketing

Michael Darling has an extensive corporate and academic background focused on marketing, strategy, and international business. His career includes marketing research at Gillette, brand management at Schering-Plough, worldwide marketing at Max Factor and senior executive positions at Kellogg's in Canada, Europe and the USA. Prior to joining Queen's, he taught at NYU for eighteen years, receiving the Citibank Excellence in Teaching Award and appearing repeatedly in BusinessWeek's outstanding faculty list. His consulting clients have included AT&T, Lever, Best Foods, Microsoft, Seiko, Sony and Wachovia Bank.

Dr.Jean-Etiennede Bettignies

Dr. Jean-Etienne de Bettignies – Business Economics

Dr. Jean de Bettignies is Professor, and Distinguished Professor of Business Economics, at the Smith School of Business (SSB) at Queen’s University. His research examines applications of contract theory to organizational economics, non-market strategy, entrepreneurship, and industrial organization. His work is published or forthcoming in top-tier academic journals including Journal of Labor Economics; Management Science; Journal of Law, Economics and Organization; Journal of Industrial Economics; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy; and International Journal of Industrial Organization. He is the recipient of the 2014 Research Excellence Award at SSB.

Dr. de Bettignies has taught in a number of different programs since joining Queen’s in 2007, including Full-Time MBA, EMBA Americas, MSc/PhD, Master of Finance (MFin), Graduate Diploma in Business (GDB), Commerce, and Executive Education programs. He was awarded the Full-Time MBA Teaching Excellence Award in 2016; and the MFin Professor of the Year Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Dr. de Bettignies received his PhD and his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago in 2001. He also holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a MA in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Prior to joining Queen’s, Dr. de Bettignies was Assistant Professor at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.


Dr. David Detomasi – International Business and Strategy

David Detomasi is an authority on globalization, corporate and non-profit governance, and corporate strategy. He is an active business case writer and researcher, and is regularly featured in the media.  In the private sector, he has consulted with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and The World Economic Forum, examining the strategic and governance practices of the world's most influential companies.


Mr. Shai Dubey – Business Law, Negotiations & New Venture Management

Shai Dubey is Director of the Queen’s Full-time MBA program and a member of the School’s faculty, teaching courses in negotiations, cross-cultural management, ethics, domestic and international business law and entrepreneurship. He is also a corporate commercial lawyer and has practiced law at several major law firms in Toronto. Previously, Shai was the COO, General Counsel and member of the Board of Directors of Quicklaw Inc. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the KROCK community advisory board and Vice-Chair of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation. Shai also sits on several financial committees for organizations that provide funding to entrepreneurial enterprises.


Dr. Louis Gagnon – Financial Strategy and Risk Management

Louis Gagnon is an expert on capital markets and risk-management. His research has been published in several leading academic journals including the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of Empirical Finance. He is a seasoned practitioner who, during his stint in senior management at the Royal Bank of Canada, oversaw the bank’s global interest rate derivatives exposures and developed risk management methodologies and policies. He consults for a number of organizations and is actively involved in executive education in Canada and abroad. He has been quoted extensively in national media.


Dr. Peter Gallant – New Ventures

Peter Gallant is an authority on the financing of new ventures. He is Vice President, Business Development and Regulatory Affairs at Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies. In 20122, he was appointed by the Ontario government as a Director of WaterTAP – an organization created to facilitate Ontario’s economic advantage by capitalizing on the province’s innovative water sector. He was also the Founding President of Pathogen Detection Systems Inc. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from Queen’s University.


Mr. Jim Hamilton – Marketing

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, Jim 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. He 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. Jim 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.


Dr. Tracy Jenkin – Management Information Systems

Dr. Tracy Jenkin is an Associate Professor at Smith School of Business, where she received her PhD in Management Information Systems. Her research explores innovation and learning in the areas of environmental sustainability and IT (green IT), project management, project alignment, and data mining. She has published in a variety of top journals including Business and Society, Decision Sciences, Information and Organization, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Information Technology.

Dr. Jenkin previously worked in the IT and software industry for ten years in project management and consulting roles. She has worked with a broad range of organizations, such as Accenture, Dell and new venture Trilogy Software, and across a diverse set of industries, including telecom, high-tech, financial services, and commodity chemicals.


Dr. Sumit Kunnumkal – Operations Management

Sumit Kunnunkal is an authority on revenue management, retail operations and assortment planning. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University, an M.S. in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.  He has previously taught at the Indian School of Business and has held visiting positions at Singapore University of Technology and Design and Universitat Pompeu Fabra.  


Dr. Elspeth Murray – Strategy, New Ventures and MIS

Elspeth Murray has served as the Associate Dean - MBA and Masters Programs since 2012, and has been a professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Smith School of Business since 1996. She also holds the CIBC Fellowship in Entrepreneurship, and founded Queen's Centre for Business Venturing. Prior to joining Queen's, she worked in industry for 7 years for several firms including IBM, and Canadian Tire. As an integral part of her work in the strategy and new venture fields, Dr. Murray specializes in the management of change. In 2002, she co-authored a best-selling book, Fast Forward: Organizational Change in 100 Days, Oxford University Press, with Dr. Peter Richardson. She has recently co-developed (with Dr. David Saunders) the Analytics Climate Assessment Tool (ACAT), which is used to assess organizations technological capacity, skill sets, and analytics culture. Current research is focused on best practices in leading and managing change to create an analytics culture.

Dr. Murray teaches on many Smith MBA and Executive Education programs, and consults widely with a diversity of firms including BMW, Detour Gold, Wawanesa Insurance, Versacold Logistics and the Auditor General for Canada. She serves as a Director for several firms and is an advisor to several start-ups and CEO's. Dr. Murray received an undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics, and an MBA, both from Queen's University. Her doctorate in Strategy and Management Information Systems was completed at the Richard Ivey School of Business.


Dr. Anton Ovchinnikov – Management Science and Operations Management

Anton Ovchinnikov is a distinguished professor of Operations Management and Management
Science at Smith School of Business. His research focuses on the areas of behavioural and sustainable
operations. Anton’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Management Science,
Production and Operations Management, Journal of Interactive Marketing, and European Journal of Operational
Research. Anton was previously Assistant Professor of Quantitative Analysis at University of Virginia’s Darden
School of Business for seven years.


Dr. Jana Raver – Organizational Behaviour

Jana Raver is an Associate Professor and E. Marie Shantz Faculty Fellow in Organizational Behaviour at Smith 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. Jana’s work has been profiled in national and international media and she is regularly invited to speak to associations of academics, policy makers, and employees.  


Mr. Matthew Reesor – Communication and Professional Skills

Matthew Reesor is the Director, Queen’s 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. 


Mr. Blair Robertson – Finance

Blair Robertson was an investment banker for nearly 20 years and has over $100 billion in completed transaction experience.  He has extensive M&A, ECM, DCM and restructuring experience across a broad group of sectors.  He has executed numerous award-winning and notable transactions across the globe and has worked in Asia (15 years) as well as in New York and San Francisco (4 years). 

He is currently the Finance Expert in Residence in Queen’s Career Advancement Centre. Mr. Robertson is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish.  


Dr. Paul Roman – Management Science

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 currently at Smith 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 Canadian Forces Transformation Campaign Planning Team. Paul has two research awards and numerous teaching awards to his credit and is a partner at Strategic Red Team Consulting headquartered in Ottawa. Since July of 2011 Paul has been the Director of the Executive MBA Americas Program.


Mr. Kurt Schobel – Management Accounting

Kurt Schobel joined Royal Military College as an Assistant Professor in 2005 after a 20-year career in the Canadian Forces as a finance officer.  He is a professional accountant and holds a MBA from RMC and a BA in Economics and Commerce. As well, he is President of Schobel Associates Inc., a small research and consulting company based in Kingston, ON. Over the past several years, Kurt has worked in a number of administrative roles at RMC including the Executive Director of RMC’s MBA and MPA programs, the Business Manager of RMC’s Distance Programs and the Director in charge of Faculty Services and Quality Assurance.  His research interests are in the areas of performance measurement for not-for-profits, governance, and management accounting. 


Dr. Matthias Spitzmuller – Organizational Behaviour

Matthias Spitzmuller is an authority on team leadership and how leadership can be performed effectively by team members who are not in a formal position of authority. He has been a lecturer for Harvard Business School Publishing since 2012 and has consulted with various organizations on their leadership development programs, including American Express and The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Foerster & Netzwerk, a German consulting firm specialized on leadership development. He holds a PhD in Organizational Behaviour from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Before joining the Smith School of Business, Matthias worked as an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore.


Dr. Selim Topaloglu – Finance

Selim Topaloglu is Associate Professor & RBC Faculty Fellow in Finance at Smith School of Business. His research focuses on the trading behaviour of individuals and institutions, analyst behaviour, insider trading and initial public offerings. Current research topics include: the effects of regulation fair disclosure on institutional and insider trading, the secondary market activity for NASDAQ IPOs, and investor behaviour over the rise and fall of the NASDAQ stock market. 


Dr. Wei Wang – Finance

Wei Wang is a Smith School of Business Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Finance and an authority in bankruptcy, distressed securities, active investors, capital structure, credit ratings, CEO compensation, and behavioural finance.  His work has been published in the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Fixed Income and his research has been featured in various media including The Wall Street Journal.  He has worked extensively in the areas of commodity derivative trading and financial engineering. 


Mr. Ken Wong – Marketing, Sales and Business Strategy

Ken Wong is one of Canada's most frequently quoted business professors. He has worked with the Strategic Planning Institute at Harvard University and the Conference Board of Canada, and writes a monthly column for Strategy and periodically for Marketing and the National Post. He is a 2006 inductee into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends and past winner of the National Post's Leaders in Management Education award. He regularly judges "Canada's Best Managed Companies" and other competitions, addresses and consults with corporations around the world, and sits on a number of advisory/directorship boards