Our Faculty

Our programming is led by our exceptional team of Dalhousie professors and lecturers as well as educators who specialize in leadership development. Faculty are selected for each module based on the context of the organization, the subject matter and desired outcomes.

Visit the Faculty of Management's Faculty & Staff page for a complete list of professors and lecturers.

Dr. Scott Comber
Scott is a senior lecturer in the Rowe School of Business and Academic Director for Executive Education. He co-created and teaches the 22-month Personal and Professional Effectiveness (Leadership) curriculum for the Corporate Residency MBA. Scott’s teaching areas are leadership, organizational behavior and organizational change. Prior to his Dalhousie appointment, Scott held senior leadership roles in the information technology, finance and healthcare industries. He has led initiatives in organizations to develop leaders, create conflict resolution systems and facilitate teams and leaders through change. Scott is a certified Executive Coach, has served on a variety of boards and is often invited to speak on the topics of leadership and change management.

Dr. Jenny Baechler
Jenny’s research integrates the fields of public administration/management, peace/conflict studies, international development studies and complexity theory – exploring opportunities for and barriers to multi-actor, cross-boundary collaboration in the context of international security and development efforts. Her teaching for the Faculty of Management focuses on the management skills related to cross-boundary collaboration: interdisciplinary team dynamics, conflict resolution, design thinking, systems thinking, creative leadership and stakeholder engagement.

Dr. Ramon Baltazar
Dr. Baltazar is an assistant professor of strategy and management at Dalhousie University. He has been teaching and consulting for 30 years and has published a variety of articles, cases and chapters in scholarly management journals, conferences and books. At the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University, Dr. Baltazar received the Professor of the Year Award at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels on three separate occasions. 
 

Dr. David Roach
Dr. Roach is an assistant professor in the Rowe School of Business where he teaches master’s level courses in entrepreneurship, innovation and the commercialization of biomedical technologies. He also lectures internationally in the areas of innovative entrepreneurship, product design & development and marketing technology products. Dr. Roach has been instrumental in many early-stage companies ranging from aerospace to biotechnology and brings a hands-on approach to the innovation process. He sits on the board of directors and acts in an advisory capacity for several small and medium-size enterprises in Canada. His research interests include product management practices of SMEs.

Dr. Peggy Cunningham
Dr. Cunningham joined Dalhousie in 2009 as the director of the School of Business after 19 years as a faculty member at Queen’s University. She was dean of the Faculty of Management from 2010 to 2015. She brings both marketing and academic experience to the Faculty of Management. Her research background in ethics, corporate social responsibility and marketing partnerships informs her leadership of what she describes as a “values-led” faculty. As dean, she strengthened the Faculty of Management’s reputation for expertise in sound management practice, information management, entrepreneurship, public administration and sustainability. 

Dr. Jim Barker
Dr. Barker’s teaching and consultation focuses on managing the value creation process across organization and market levels, and emphasizes strategic leadership, stakeholder relationship management, sustainable enterprise management, and strategic change and innovation. He has worked with scientists at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, and with scholars at University of Melbourne, U.S. Air Force Academy and University of Western Australia. 

 

Prof. Paul Cunningham
Prof. Cunningham is a retired senior military officer with a distinguished career that encompassed operational, administrative and educational assignments in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. On retirement, he joined the Queen’s School of Business where he focused on leadership, communications and operations management in both the Bachelor of Commerce and the MBA programs. He joined Dalhousie's Faculty of Management in 2010. His research focus is on the complexity of problem solving and the relationship between rational and creative problem-solving techniques. With an undergraduate degree in economics and commerce, a master’s in management science, significant labour management relations training and Duran Institute Total Quality Management Certification, he has a broad educational foundation which he couples with diverse administrative experience in the military and academia to bring a broad and experience-based perspective to education and training. 

Dr. Martine Durier-Copp
Dr. Durier-Copp spent many years in senior management roles in the public, non-governmental and private sector with organizations such as the Canadian Red Cross,  American Red Cross and International Red Cross Societies, the Canadian International Development Agency as well as the Nova Scotia Government. She has consulted internationally and has designed and developed customized capacity development programs, focusing on public policy and management. Martine teaches leadership of virtual teams and is an instructor in the School of Public Administration.

Lisa Gallivan
Lisa Gallivan is a partner at Stewart McKelvey and has practised law for close to 20 years. She received both her MBA and LLB degrees from Dalhousie University. She is a member of the Canadian Human Rights tribunal and in this role hears and adjudicates human rights cases throughout the country. She has over 10 years' experience as a professor teaching undergraduate courses in business law. Her business acumen coupled with her experience practicing law and teaching in higher education give her unique and practical insights that will enrich your classroom experience.

Dr. Mary Kilfoil
Mary Kilfoil received her PhD from Dalhousie University and her master’s degree from Carleton University, in economics. Dr. Kilfoil designed and launched the campus-wide immersive entrepreneurship course based on the Lean LaunchPad methodology in 2012 and is the academic lead for Dalhousie’s Starting Lean Initiative. She also teaches a campus-wide Innovation course based on Design Thinking principles, as well as courses in economics, program evaluation and research methods. She has developed course curricula for the MBA Financial Services Program and the Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA-M) program offered to government employees across Canada. Dr. Kilfoil has more than 20 years’ experience as a manager in the private sector and held the position of senior economist and partner at Gardner Pinfold Consultants, one of Canada’s leading firms specializing in economic analysis. She has extensive experience as a researcher, analyst and report writer in the fields of environmental and natural resource economics, economic impact analysis and climate change policy, with some 75 major reports to her credit.

Dr. Rick Nason
Dalhousie’s Rowe School of Business award‐winning professor and international consultant/founding partner with RSD Solutions Inc., Dr. Nason has advised and developed programs for major global corporations, international financial institutions, government agencies and several academic institutions with global reach. Dr. Nason’s research interests are in risk management, complexity and financial education.

 

Dr. Carolan "Cam" McLarney
Dr. McLarney is a Professor in the Rowe School of Business. Cam is a three-time winner of the MBA Professor of the Year, the Faculty of Management Teaching Excellence Award, and the Commerce Professor of the Year, and has been awarded the Dalhousie Student Union Teaching Excellence Award, and been named Rowe School Researcher of the Year. She teaches business in a global context, strategic leadership and change and international business. Her research interests include the interface between small businesses and international business strategy, the use of strategic alliances to garner success, and board governance issues, particularly the use of outside directors.

Dr. Maria Pacurar
Dr. Pacurar is Associate Professor of Finance in Dalhousie University's Rowe School of Business. Maria is an award-winning instructor and researcher who teaches financial management, corporate finance, FinTech, and Finance for the Non-Financial Manager. Her research focuses on the use of high-frequency financial data for intraday risk measurement, market microstructure analysis and multi-market trading. She is a past winner of the A. Gordon Archibald Teaching Excellence Award, the Faculty of Management Teaching Excellence Award, and won the 2006 Mercure Award for the best doctoral thesis at HEC Montréal.

Dr. Doug Reid
Dr. Reid teaches and conducts research in business strategy at Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University. He is also cross-appointed as a faculty member at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business, as he teaches in the joint Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA program. Teaching strategy, strategy implementation or global strategy in MBA and specialty programs, he specializes and is highly published in intercompany alliance dynamics and large alliance evolution, drawing on an extensive single-industry database that he compiled. Dr. Reid recently concluded six years of service as a director of an Alberta-based energy company, and is also an active advisor to companies in Canada and the US.  

Prof. Dan Shaw
Prof. Dan Shaw is a lecturer in the Rowe School of Business and Director of MBA Programs. He teaches in the areas of marketing, marketing strategy, global marketing and personal selling/sales management. His career has included time in marketing, business development, sales and management consulting in the following industries: professional services, telecommunications, software development and consumer packaged goods. Dan teaches in the BComm (Co-op), BMgmt and Corporate Residency MBA programs at Dalhousie. Dan takes a very applied approach to teaching, and his courses include a focus on building transferable skills for the workplace using hands-on teaching methods such as cases, simulations, role plays and pro-bono student consulting projects.

Dr. Mike Smit
Dr. Smit is an assistant professor in the School of Information Management. He has the enviable and challenging opportunity to conduct research and teach classes around any points where people, information and technology intersect, putting his three degrees in computer science to good use.

 

 

Professor Graham Steele
Prof. Graham Steele is an assistant professor in the Rowe School of Business. He received his LLM and LLB from Dalhousie University and completed his undergraduate degree as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He practiced law at Stewart McKelvey early in his career and acted as General Counsel for the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia. He spent 15 years in politics and, in addition to other appointments, served as Nova Scotia's Minister of Finance, and Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. His rich background and international experience as a consultant, speaker and author enable him to bring the classroom alive in engaging conversation with practical application to the legal profession.

Dr. David Stuewe
David’s specialty practice is business-government relations, governance or arm's-length government agencies and workplace leadership safety. David brings to his research 22 years of experience as a senior public servant, including 11 as the CEO of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia. David is a member of the Parks Canada Audit Committee, an expert witness in a Quebec Superior Court case on the Public Service Labour Relations Act and chairs a private trust. He served as a Governor of the Canada School of Public Service, an OECD expert working group member, and an advisor to Canada, Mexico and Ontario on US governments’ subsidies to business and a Board member of a joint Dalhousie–University of Strathclyde corporation.

Dr. Binod Sundararajan
Dr. Sundararajan is an Associate Professor of Management; Associate Director, Rowe School of Business; and Academic/Research Director, CELNeT. Binod teaches leadership of virtual teams, sustainable leadership, corporate communication, and managing people. His research interests include organizational, professional and business communication; computer-mediated communication; and social network analysis. He conducts research in adoption and diffusion of mediated technologies, use of computer-mediated communication in such diverse areas as entrepreneurship, justice, teaching, collaborative work and learning and management education, and historical data analysis.

Grant Sullivan, MBA, MEC
Grant Sullivan is an Industrial Engineer and a Project Management Professional with an MBA and a Masters in Electronic Commerce. He is currently completing a PhD program in Rural Sourcing. Grant started his career as a Combat Systems Engineer within the Canadian Navy. Since then, he has worked as a Project Manager commercializing and delivering emerging defense technologies, has owned and operated his own software company building software for the utilities industry, and has sold and delivered large scale digital projects for Fortune 500 firms leveraging Nearshore teams in Atlantic Canada. He led the Atlantic Global Delivery Centre for CGI with over 400 staff delivering critical IT support and new application delivery to global clients, and currently leads a Federal Government team supporting firms to develop and implement strategies for world leading innovation in Atlantic Canada.