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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 Succss

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 Faculty

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.

Professor Dacin's research interests include cultural heritage and traditions, social innovation/entrepreneurship, and strategic alliances.  Her work has been published in leading management journals including the Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management ReviewAccounting, Organizations, and SocietyJournal of Business EthicsJournal of ManagementJournal of World BusinessOrganization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. She has also served as Senior/Consulting Editor for Organization ScienceJournal of International Business StudiesJournal of Management Inquiry. She has previously served for multiple terms on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Organization and Strategic Management Journal

Professor Dacin teaches courses in leadership, change, and strategy. Professor Dacin advises and speaks to major corporations in the airline, biotechnology, defense, energy, financial services, healthcare, and telecommunications sectors as well as a number of public sector and non-profit organizations.  She currently sits on the boards of the Kingston Community Foundation and GRLI, a global advocacy organization for promoting responsible leadership in business schools and organizations. Professor Dacin has received several awards and recognition for research and teaching.  Most recently, she was inducted as a Visiting Fellow into Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge, UK and is a Visiting Fellow of the Judge Business School. She has also been a Visiting Professor for several years at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.

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).

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 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 Smith's Centre for Business Venturing. 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 is a leading expert in corporate turnarounds and an authority on strategic management and the management of innovation. His strategic approach to cost management and margin improvement has been widely adopted by industry. During his years at Smith School of Business, Peter has authored over 75 papers and case studies on strategic management. With Elspeth Murray, he co-authored Fast Forward: Organizational Change in 100 Days. A previous book, Cost Containment: The Ultimate Strategic Advantage, remains one of the few books to be written on cost improvement. He consults widely for many organizations including BHP Billiton, Alcoa, CIBC Mellon, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Auditor General of Canada, and Natural Resources Canada, working closely with senior executives on strategy development and deployment.

Paul Roman has been researching and lecturing in operations management with emphasis on reliability and maintainability and modeling and simulation for over 15 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.  He also served in the Tactical Command, Control and Communications System (TCCCS) project management office as both the Integrated Logistics Support Data and Facilities Officer and the project's first fielding officer.  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. 

Michael Sartor’s areas of expertise include foreign direct investment, international joint ventures and strategic alliances, emerging economies and the institutional environment of foreign markets, with particular emphasis on the effects of corruption upon the strategies and performance of multinational enterprises. Sartor holds PhD and MBA degrees from the Ivey Business School, Western University and a JD degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. His research has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies and has received awards from the Academy of International Business (Buckley and Casson AIB Doctoral Dissertation Award winner) and the Academy of Management (GWU-CIBER Best Paper on Emerging Markets). 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. Professor 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.

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, Forbes.com, 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.

With a unique ability to present technical topics in an easy-to-understand and inspiring way, Steve is a sought-after professor and AI expert at Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business. He leads both introductory and expert-level courses on multiple aspects of AI in undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs. He has been selected by students in the Master of Management Analytics as MMA Professor of the Year for the last three years running.

Holding PhD, MSc, and BSc degrees in Computer Science, Steve’s research focuses on analytics, machine learning, and natural language processing. His work has been published in leading journals including IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering, and others. In recognition of his work in the analytics and AI space, he was awarded a prestigious Scotiabank Scholar research grant.

Beyond teaching and research, Steve has run a big data startup company and conducted industrial operations research at Raytheon, a major U.S. defense contractor and commercial electronics company. He regularly consults with a wide range of organizations on the application of AI for best business outcomes.

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.