Welcome! I am a Professor at Ryerson University. I am appointed to both the Industrial Engineering and Environmental Applied Science and Management Programs. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and I am a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario.
My research interests include corporate sustainability indicators, sustainability reporting, and sustainable supply chain management. My research has been published in several well-regarded academic journals, including the Journal of Cleaner Production, the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Strategy and the Environment, and the International Journal of Production Economics. In 2010, I won an Outstanding Paper Award for a paper published in Measuring Business Excellence. In addition to academic publications, I have written for several other outlets, including The Guardian, Sustainable Brands, Corporate Knights, The Conference Board, and LSE Business Review. My research has been funded by a number of external agencies, including NSERC, SSHRC, MITACS, the Canadian Purchasing Research Foundation, and several private corporations.
I am currently a section editor for corporate sustainability at the Journal of Business Ethics. At Ryerson University, I am currently the Associate Dean, Programs in the Yeates School of Graduate Studies. I previously served as the Graduate Program Director of Environmental Applied Science and Management. I also previously served as the Associate Chair in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and as the Undergraduate Program Director of Industrial Engineering. Further details on my service-oriented activities at Ryerson University are available here.
I have worked in several roles outside of Ryerson University. I have been an Associate with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) for over nine years. Prior to joining the faculty at Ryerson, I was an Assistant Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering for two years at Old Dominion University. I worked as a manufacturing manager and as an operational analyst in the health care industry for just less than a year each. I also worked as an English teacher in Japan for six months and served a three month internship in Norway through IAESTE.
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