About

Searcy_Cory-07Welcome! 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 online, including The Guardian, MIT Sloan Management Review, 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.

I have worked in several roles outside of Ryerson University.  In 2007, I joined the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) as an Associate. 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.  

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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