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Faculty & Instructors

The professors who teach in the program include widely-published researchers, best-selling authors, and award-winning teachers. They are experts at merging theory and application to guide participants in the classroom and beyond. Using a blend of case studies, briefings, class discussions and experiential learning, your professors will create a classroom experience that is energized and exciting.

Faculty and instructors subject to change.

Experts in Teaching Executives

Teaching working executives and managers requires a specialized approach that acknowledges and builds upon the skills and experience every participant brings to the table. Our faculty have the extensive experience necessary to make them experts in executive education.

Extensive Business Experience

In addition to their exceptional academic credentials, the program faculty has extensive business and consulting experience with some of the world's leading organizations. This allows them to augment class material with relevant, real-world examples.

Committed to Your Success

The faculty in the EMBA Americas program is committed to your success, both academically and in your career. For that reason, you will find them easily accessible by e-mail and telephone to answer questions and provide assistance outside of class time.

Meet Your Professors

Moez Ali is a data scientist with more than a decade of experience in solving complex business problems through data, particularly in the domain of Healthcare, Education, Fintech, and Professional Consulting. Moez has a background in Finance and he is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Chartered Professional Accountant, Ontario (CPA, CMA). He also has an undergrad degree in Commerce and Business with dual Masters in Economics and Management Analytics.

He is currently leading a team of data scientists at Moneris Canada where he is building sophisticated data science solutions at scale to solve some of the most complex problems. Alongside the full-time day job, Moez is very passionate about teaching data science and opensource community contribution that's where he dedicates over 40% of his time.

Moez has also created an open-source, low-code machine learning library (PyCaret) which is used by over half a million data scientists around the world including some major tech companies and research organizations.

Moez was awarded, most-read writer two times in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in 2020. He was also nominated for Highly Influential Data Scientists in Canada and has some impressive following on social media.

Julian is the author of The Science of Leadership: Lessons From Research for Organizational Leaders, which was published by Oxford University Press (New York) in January, 2014. His research interests focus on the nature and development of transformational leadership and employee well-being, and he is also the author of well over 200 research articles and book chapters, and the author or editor of several books, including Employment, Stress and Family Functioning (1990, Wiley & Sons); The Union and Its Members: A Psychological Approach (1992, Oxford University Press); Changing Employment Relations: Behavioral and Social Perspectives (1995, American Psychological Association); Young Workers (1999, American Psychological Association); and The Psychology of Workplace Safety (2004, American Psychological Association). He is also co-editor of the Handbook of Workplace Violence (2006, SAGE Publications), and senior editor of both the Handbook of Work Stress (2005), Handbook of Organizational Behaviour (2008), all published by SAGE, The Psychology of Green Organizations (2015) and Work and Sleep: Research Insights for the Workplace (2016), both published by Oxford University Press).

Julian was formerly the editor of the American Psychological Association's Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, served as the chair of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Workplace Violence in 2001-2, and was the chairperson of the Advisory Council on Occupational Health and Safety to the Ontario Minister of Labour from 1989-1991.

Julian is a Fellow for the Royal Society of Canada, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Canadian Psychological Association. Julian was the recipient in 2016 of the Distinguished Contributions to Industrial and Organizational Psychology by the C-SIOP Division of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Julian was named one of the 2020 recipients of the Distinguished University Professor designation, Queen’s University’s highest research-related honour. MacLean's magazine named Julian as one of Queen's University's most popular professors in 1996. Julian received the National Post's "Leaders in Business Education" award in 2001 and Queen's University's Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision in 2008.

Julian received his Ph.D in 1979 from the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he subsequently taught in the Psychology Department. He joined Queen's University in 1984, initially teaching in the Department of Psychology. Julian moved to the School of Business in 1994; and served as the Associate Dean with responsibility for the Ph.D, M.Sc and Research programs in the School of Business from 1997-2011.

Since 1991, Robert Bloomfield has studied the effects of financial market regulations on investor welfare, and how psychological forces can alter the behaviour of financial markets. He is the founding Director of the Financial Accounting Standards Research Initiative (FASRI). An advocate for uses of virtual worlds for education and distance collaboration, he hosts the weekly Metanomics event series in Second Life, which explores business and policy aspects of new technology. His virtual world activities have been covered extensively in the media, from BusinessWeek and The New York Times to CFO Magazine, Technology Review. Professor Bloomfield is an editor of Accounting, Organizations and Society, and serves on the editorial boards of a number of peer-reviewed journals. 

A world in which technology enables businesses to prosper, employees to thrive, and a culture for driving results to flourish is the vision behind Kathryn Brohman’s thought leadership in sustainable execution.

An Associate professor at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Kathryn has co-authored several books that focus on how today’s organizations can navigate business practices to drive short-term results without compromising long-term success. Her most recent book entitled SHIFT: A New Mindset for Sustainable Execution presents results from her work with over 750+ organizations that helped translate strategy into action. The book provides a pragmatic approach to identifying salient execution barriers, filling gaps to stabilize an execution backbone, and removing distractions to seamlessly adapt to change.

Since arriving at Queen’s University in 2003, Kathryn has pioneered programs in Strategy Execution and Digital Transformation across MBA and executive programs. She has worked with hundreds of organizations in North America to translate strategy into action. Kathryn has received multiple funding grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as well as the Ontario Research Foundation and published her work in premier journals including MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Harvard Business Review, MIS Quarterly Executive, and Communications of the ACM.

Murillo Campello is an internationally recognized scholar of financial economics. His research has dealt with issues such as the impact of market imperfections on companies, product markets, corporate capital structure, monetary policy transmission, financial crises, econometrics, and more. His work has been cited by prominent policy authorities such as the Federal Reserve chairman, mentioned in Congressional hearings, described in the “Economic Report of the President,” and used to advise the U.S. Supreme Court. His recent work on the financial crisis has been widely featured in the financial press, books, and academic outlets. He has been published extensively and served as Associate Editor of several leading finance journals. He earned his PhD in finance from the University of Illinois, a MS in business administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and a BS in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Adrian Aycan Corum is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Cornell University, SC Johnson Graduate School of Management. He joined the finance department at Cornell in 2018 after earning his Ph.D. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are primarily in corporate finance, corporate governance, shareholder activism, and mergers and acquisitions. He has been recognized by various institutions for his research, including Young Scholar Award by Turkish American Scientists and Scholars Association, Hakan Orbay Research Award by Sabancı University, and the first place in Marshall Blume Prizes in Financial Research by The Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research. He also holds an M.A. in Finance from Wharton, and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Sabancı University, where he graduated with the highest rank.

Yao Cui is an Assistant Professor of Operations, Technology and Information Management at Cornell University. He received his doctoral degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and his bachelor degree from Department of Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University. Professor Cui’s research interests are in pricing and revenue management, with an emphasis on providing firms with insights about innovating pricing strategies and incorporating consumer behaviors in novel pricing strategies. His research explores the interface between operations management and other fields including marketing and microeconomics.

Shai Dubey teaches courses in negotiations, cross-cultural management, ethics, domestic and international business law and entrepreneurship.

Shai earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Toronto and his Law Degree from Queen's University. Shai is also a graduate of the aviation Flight Technology Program at Seneca College. 

After graduating from Seneca College in 1984, he began his working career as a commercial pilot. In 1985 he founded and ran both an executive aircraft charter company and a flight training school based in Toronto. After selling this company, Shai worked as an aviation consultant providing strategic and regulatory advice to Canadian and foreign clients. He practiced law on Bay Street and then ran a global company prior to joining Queen’s.

Soumitra Dutta is a Professor of Management and the former founding Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York. Previously, he was the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean of the Johnson Graduate School of Management. Prior to joining Cornell in 2012, he was on the faculty of INSEAD, a leading international business school with campuses in France and Singapore.

Soumitra Dutta is an authority on innovation in the knowledge economy, with a refreshing global perspective. Throughout his distinguished career, he has focused on how to drive business innovation and growth through the right combination of innovative people and technology. He is the co-editor and author of the Global Information Technology Report, published by the World Economic Forum and the Global Innovation Index, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization - two influential reports in technology and innovation policy.

Dean Dutta is on the board of two listed firms Sodexo (a food services and facilities management multinational), Dassault Systemes (the world leader in 3D experience systems) and is a member of the Shareholder Council (Board) of ZS Associates (a global management consultancy focused on healthcare). He is currently the Chair of the Board of the Global Business School Network (a Washington DC based not-for-profit focused on building management capacity in Africa and other frontier markets) and is on the advisory boards of several business schools including HEC Montreal and ESADE (Spain).

Louis is a Lecturer in Marketing at the Smith School of Business at Queens University as well an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He also has been an Adjunct Professor in Law at the McGill Law School in addition to holding a number of visiting teaching positions in both Canada and abroad.

He has held multiple management and executive marketing and organizational leadership positions in various industry sectors including airlines, financial services and retail/wholesale organizations and executive education. His marketing teaching experience includes Bachelor of Commerce, MBA, Executive MBA and a wide experience in management and executive programs in the marketing and strategic management areas of business practice, at over 15 different business schools and learning organizations.

Louis is the President of Stowe & Breton Consultants Ltd, an organization that has provided him an opportunity to engage in many marketing & strategic growth consulting mandates over the last 25 years. Louis has served on several corporate and public (not for profit) Boards.

The winner of several teaching awards including recently (Nov. 2019) being named “ A Favorite Professor” among North American EMBA Professors by Poets and Quants - for Executives. Louis has also authored over 50 articles and a book on Airline Management in addition to countless conference speaking and media engagements. His recent areas of teaching and consulting interest include developing cycle proof revenue models, creating, managing and optimizing value proposition portfolios as well as identifying and executing on cost effective ways to build high value customer portfolios.

Louis is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, The Institute of Corporate Directors and recently was one of the first in Canada to obtain his Chartered Marketer (CM) certification from the Canadian Marketing Association.

Professor Grinstein has been a full time faculty member at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management for 15 years. He is currently serving part time at Johnson as an Adjunct Professor of Finance. Professor Grinstein's research and teaching interests are in corporate finance and corporate governance. Grinstein has been published in several journals, including The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Financial Intermediation, Review of Finance, and others. His research has been widely cited in major newspapers such as The Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, Forbes, Time, Washington Post, as well as in Congress hearings. Grinstein is an Associate Editor at Management Science and an Associate Editor at the Financial Review. He is the recipient of the Management Science Distinguished Service Award in 2014, the Best Teacher Award, Cornell Executive MBA Program, in 2013, the Best Paper Award from The Journal of Financial Intermediation in 2006, and the Best Paper in Corporate Finance Award from the Southwestern Finance Association in 2005. He is also the recipient of the Clifford H. Whitcomb faculty fellowship in 2004-2005. Between the years 2006-2007 he visited the Securities and Exchange Commission as a visiting academic scholar.

Ori Heffetz's interests lie in the social and cultural aspects of economic behaviour. He has explored phenomena such as conspicuous consumption, where consumers purchase visible goods in their attempts to advertise their wealth and gain social status. He is similarly interested in the use of consumption as a language to convey meaning and in its relationship to fashion and advertisements. He has worked with participants in both Executive and full-time MBA programs at Cornell. His dissertation was featured in the New York Times and in the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz. He has traveled extensively in developing countries, studying problems that lie at the crossroads of economics, society, and culture.

Peter Jensen is the author of The Inside Edge, Ignite The Third Factor and Thriving in a 24/7 World, the founder of Third Factor, and a longstanding instructor at Smith School of Business at Queen's University. A dynamic speaker with a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology, Peter has attended 9 Olympic Games as a member of the Canadian team and helped over 70 athletes medal. With the world of Olympic sport as a laboratory, he has developed a deep understanding of what it takes to be a successful leader of high performers. Peter is a renowned innovator—bringing coaching and personal high performance to corporations worldwide. As a teacher, Peter has the power to invigorate audiences through his compelling use of humour, personal experiences and concrete, actionable content.

Justin Johnson received his PhD in Economics at MIT and his BA in Mathematics from the University of Florida. He is an award-winning teacher and researcher. His research focuses primarily on applied theoretical microeconomic issues related to strategy and industrial organization. He has served as a reviewer for numerous academic journals and has made presentations at universities and business schools across the United States.

Dr. Theomary Karamanis is a multiple award-winning communication consultant and educator with 20 years of global experience. She is currently a full-time Senior Lecturer of Management Communication at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and regularly delivers executive workshops in strategic communication, crisis communication and leadership communication both in the US and internationally. She has served as the Chair for the Global Communication Certification Council, while she was also the founding Chair of the IABC Academy (the educational arm of the International Association of Business Communicators).

Her academic background includes a PhD in communication studies, a Master of Arts in mass communication, and a post-graduate certificate in telecommunications –all from Northwestern University, as well as a bachelor's degree in economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business. She also holds professional certifications as a Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP), an adult trainer, online facilitator, and professional program instructor.

Professor Hyunseob Kim is an assistant professor of finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. His research covers topics in corporate finance, governance, and labor economics, such as the effects of asset and labor market frictions on corporate financial and investment policies and the effects of corporate governance, financial distress, and labor contracts on productivity, wages, and asset reallocations. His work has been published in leading academic journals in finance and economics, such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and the National Tax Journal. He received the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award from the Review of Financial Studies and the SFS Finance Cavalcade Award for Best Paper in Corporate Finance from the Society for Financial Studies. Professor Kim earned his PhD in business administration (finance) from Duke University, an AM in statistics from Harvard University, and a BBA in business administration from Seoul National University.

Elizabeth Mannix's research and teaching interests include: effective performance in managerial teams, diversity in organizations and teams, power and alliances, negotiation and conflict, and organizational change and renewal. Her work has been widely published in a variety of journals and she is the co-editor of the book series Research on Managing Groups and Teams, now in its 10th volume. Professor Mannix is also the Director of the Institute for the Social Sciences, established in 2004 at Cornell. She is the winner of the inaugural EMBA Globe Award for Excellence in teaching.

Risa Mish is professor of practice of management at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. She designed and teaches the MBA, EMBA, and Cornell-Tsinghua Core courses in Critical and Strategic Thinking, teaches elective courses in critical thinking and leadership, and was the founding faculty director of the Johnson Leadership Fellows program.

She is the inaugural recipient of the Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in Graduate and Professional Degree Programs, created by Cornell to "recognize excellence in teaching among faculty who teach primarily at the professional school and/or graduate program level".

Salman is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Smith School of Business.  He is an award-winning teacher and has extensive domestic and international teaching experience in both degree and non-degree executive education. He is a former Director of Smith's Executive MBA and Full-time MBA programs and former Executive Director of Queen's Executive Education. He regularly advises senior managers in corporations and the public sector, and is frequently featured in the press on matters relating to managerial decision making and technology strategy.  He has consulted with numerous organizations including Bell Canada, Sun Life Insurance, Canadian National Railway, Accenture, and Business Development Bank of Canada.

Elspeth Murray has served as the Associate Dean - MBA and Master’s Programs from 2012-2022 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 Smith's Centre for Business Venturing. She is the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Impact. Prior to joining Smith, 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 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.

Drew Pascarella is associate dean for MBA programs, the Rempe Wilson Distinguished Lecturer, and a Senior Lecturer of Finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. As associate dean for MBA programs, Drew is responsible for curriculum, admissions, placement, student services, leadership programs, and diversity and inclusive initiatives for Johnson’s residential MBA programs. In addition to his duties as associate dean, Drew leads the Investment Banking Immersion at Johnson. Drew founded Johnson’s Fintech Intensive, delivered at the Cornell Tech campus each spring. In addition, Drew has taught Core Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions (Executive MBA level), Investment Banking Essentials (undergraduate and EMBA levels), and Lectures in Finance. Drew is also heavily involved with executive education initiatives, working with global corporate clients on finance hard skills and Fintech training.

Peter Richardson has been a faculty member of the School of Business for 37 years. He teaches both introductory and advanced strategy courses in the School of Business on the Executive MBA programs and on a number of the School’s one and three week Continuing Education programs.

Together with Elspeth Murray, Peter has authored a book, entitled Fast Forward: Organizational Change in 100 Days, published by the Oxford University Press in 2002. An accompanying Guide was published early in 2003. Through his research and associated consulting activities, he has developed a unique concept of Strategy as Action, and has written several papers on this topic. During his 30-plus years at Queen’s University, Peter has authored over 90 papers and case studies on strategic management. In his previous book, Cost Containment: The Ultimate Strategic Advantage, one of the few books written on cost improvement, Peter described a novel strategic approach to cost improvement that has been adopted in many organizations in both the public and private sectors. At present, Peter is exploring the impact of the increasing demand for speed in business, which he believes has profound implications for organization change, strategy implementation, risk management and organization processes.  

Peter consults widely with both public and private sector organizations, working closely for extended periods with senior executives on strategy development and deployment. Corporate clients have included Codelco, Vale, Anglo-American Corporation, Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Barrick Gold, Bell Canada, CIBC, CIBC-Mellon, De Beers Canada, Ivanhoe Mines, Ivanplats, Redpath Mining, Quadra Chemicals, Gibson Energy, and Xerox. In the Public Sector, clients have included the Supreme Court of Canada, The Office of the Auditor General for Canada, The Surveyor General of Canada, Health Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Health Canada. He has also been retained as a consultant on more than 20 major international mining projects including the successful development and construction of the Collahuasi copper mine in Chile which is to-date the world’s largest and highest single mining project, and the Victor Diamond Mine in Canada – designated globally as the ‘Mine of the Year in 2009’.    

Peter has also carried out strategic planning assignments for a number of Associations including the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors, The Consejo Minero de Chile, the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada, the Zinc Association, and the Mining Association of Canada.

Paul Roman has been researching and lecturing in operations management with emphasis on reliability and maintainability and modelling and simulation for over 20 years. His 20-year military career included duty with 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Germany, Officer Commanding 2 (Electronic Warfare) Squadron and he retired as the Director of the Army Experimentation Centre.

Paul is a professional engineer with two degrees in Engineering Management from the Royal Military College (RMC) and a Ph.D. from Queen's (Mining Engineering) that he received in 1999. Upon leaving the military, Paul started a management consulting company with Syncrude Canada Ltd and the Department of National Defence as primary clients. In this capacity, Paul has applied his skills in business process re-engineering to projects ranging from the development of a combat development process for the Canadian Army to enhancing the relationship between operations and maintenance at Syncrude.

He has been a facilitator at the Army's Campaign Planning sessions helping to convert the Army Strategy into aligned business plans at the directorate level. He has also helped formulate strategy and policy regarding the application of modeling and simulation as the primary enabling technology necessary to help the Army meet its' strategic objectives.

Paul has been a full-time academic since 2002 working at both The Royal Military College and Queen's. He has taught courses for Queen's since 1995 for both Smith School of Business and Smith Engineering. In July of 2011 Paul accepted a full-time position at Queen's and, in addition to his academic responsibilities, was the Director of the Executive MBA Americas Program from 2011 until 2017.

Paul's papers usually stem from his active consulting practice with publications in The Engineering Economist, The Canadian Institute of Mining and Manufacturing Bulletin, and The Canadian Army Journal. He has chaired several International Symposia and has also been a consulting editor for the Journal of Defence Modeling and Simulation. His paper “Games - Just How Serious Are They?” earned the prestigious I/ITSEC best paper award in 2008.

Prior to joining Smith School of Business, Dr. Sartor was an Adjunct Research Professor at the Ivey Business School at Western University. He received PhD and MBA degrees from Ivey and a JD degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

His research and teaching are focused on international business and global strategy with an emphasis on the effects of corruption upon the strategies and performance of multinational enterprises. He has published research in Financial Times-50 peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies and the Journal of Business Ethics. His research has received awards from the Academy of International Business (the Buckley and Casson AIB Doctoral Dissertation Award winner; and, the AIB-Sheth Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award winner) and the Academy of Management (the GWU-CIBER Best Paper on Emerging Markets). His doctoral dissertation research was the winner of the Udayan Rege Best Doctoral Dissertation Award which is conferred biannually upon the best Canadian doctoral dissertation in the administrative sciences. Additionally, he was a finalist for the Gunnar Hedlund-Stockholm School of Economics Doctoral Dissertation Award (European International Business Academy). His research has also been nominated for awards by the Strategic Management Society.

Dr. Sartor serves on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of World Business. He has received Best Reviewer Awards during the Annual Meetings of both the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management. 

Professor Sartor teaches Global Business Strategy in the Queen’s National Executive MBA Program and the Executive MBA Americas Program (a partnership between Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business and Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business). He is a recipient of the Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA Americas Program’s Professor of the Year Award. He is the author of multiple business case studies for teaching and he has co-edited a case study compendium for use within China’s burgeoning business education market.

Dr. Sartor has ten years of experience working variously in executive and corporate legal counsel capacities for publicly-traded and privately-held enterprises in the telecom and consumer packaged goods industries, prior to entering academia. Having been employed in the foreign subsidiary operations of a NASDAQ-listed MNE, he is intimately familiar with the opportunities and challenges facing MNEs in foreign markets.

Stephen Sauer, an assistant professor, teaches courses in Negotiations, Leadership, and Organizational Behaviour and conducts a number of executive education workshops and seminars in negotiations and leadership effectiveness. His research activities focus on issues of leadership, status and diversity in management teams, and entrepreneurial team processes. His research has been featured in a number of mainstream media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review,, and USA Today. Dr. Sauer graduated with a PhD in Management and Organizational Behaviour, an MBA and a Master’s in Business and Policy Administration, all from Cornell University. 

Professor Schneider does research in empirical microeconomics, with a focus on industrial organization, information economics, and behavioral economics. He uses both laboratory experiments and small and large-scale field experiments with firms and government agencies; analysis of large observational data sets; and collaboration with applied theorists to test economic theories.

For example, in the field of information economics, his work has tested a range of classic theories of asymmetric information, such as adverse selection in the used car market and agency problems in the auto repair market. Some of this work also examines solutions to the inherent contracting and incentive problems, such as when personal connections are a viable substitute for formal contracts. In behavioral economics, he has examined why people do not always complete tasks on time – for example, why people sometimes pay a parking ticket or file taxes late – and in auctions, he examined why bidders sometimes overbid and whether competitive spirits, inattention, and other psychological phenomena are to blame.

Tom Schryver is an experienced entrepreneur having served as a start-up founder and senior executive of high-growth companies. Tom has has managed accounting and compliance functions from initial start-up through successful financial audits by national accounting firms. Previously, he was Director of Finance for the Triad Foundation, where he started hedge fund and private equity programs and led the Foundation to top-quartile investment returns. Prior to Triad, he worked with UBS Investment Bank and with Banc of America Securities. Tom has an AB and a MBA from Cornell University, where he was a recipient of the Albert J. Fried Fellowship for Leadership and Academic Excellence. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Danny Szpiro is an award-winning teacher and expert on financial management, including the areas of management accounting, capital budgeting, post-investment review, and the Balanced Scorecard.  In his research and consulting, he has worked with organizations on the use of post-investment reviews and strategic controls in capital investment systems and on developing the financial analytical skills of managers.

He is Dean of Executive Education at the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University. From 2004 to 2012, he was a faculty member at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where he held the position of Associate Dean for Executive Education. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor with Smith School of Business and the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

Professor Manoj Thomas is a consumer psychologist who trains business executives to be customer-centric leaders. Thomas has received the Apple Award and the Stephen Russell Family Teaching Award for excellence in teaching. Professor Thomas studies the unconscious heuristics and biases that influence consumer decision making. His current research focuses on how heuristic thinking in numerical cognition and moral reasoning influence consumer behavior. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Marketing Research. He is the co-author of the book Why People (Don't) Buy: GO and STOP signals.

Ken Wong is a faculty member and the Distinguished Professor of Marketing at Smith School of Business, where he has held both teaching and administrative positions. He was the principal architect of the first full-time degree program in Canada to operate completely outside of government subsidy: a distinction that earned him the cover of Canadian Business in April 1994. (The new Program has been rated by Business Week as #1 worldwide among non-US MBAs in the last four bi-annual rankings). Ken is also the Vice President, Knowledge Development for Level 5, a marketing consulting firm focused on brand strategy and execution.

As a teacher, Ken has received numerous awards for his courses in strategic planning, marketing and business strategy. Most recently, he was named an Inductee into Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends. In 1998, Ken won the Financial Post's Leaders in Management Education award, a lifetime achievement award for his work in undergraduate, MBA, and Executive Development programs. Beyond Queen's, he has also taught in degree programs at Cornell, Carleton University, Radcliffe College and Harvard's Continuing Education Program and in executive programs at York University, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University and the University of Alberta.

Ken is a frequent speaker and facilitator in conferences and executive development programs around the world.

As a researcher, Ken has worked with the Strategic Planning Institute (Cambridge, MA) and the Conference Board of Canada. He writes regularly for Strategy magazine,  Canadian Grocer and Meetings and Incentives, and had served as a regular columnist for Marketing magazine and the National Post. He has also written for the Financial Times, Globe and Mail and the Conference Board Review.  His current research focuses on enhancing "marketing productivity" and brand profitability.

In addition to consulting for private corporations,  Ken has served as a marketing and strategic planning consultant to a number of government agencies and departments and on various local, provincial and federal government task forces. He often assists on judging panels, most recently for the 2010 Canadian "Best 50" competition (excellence in management) and the Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year.

He received his B.Comm and MBA degrees from Smith School of Business, Queen's University prior to a period of doctoral studies at the Harvard Business School. He is former Chairman of the Board, PBB Global Logistics Inc and a member of  Advisory Boards/Boards of Directors for the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA), Everest Asset Management AG, Equifax, Nature's Path, Southmedic and the Kingston YMCA.. He is listed in the Canadian Who's Who and International Who's Who of Business Professionals.