Wanda Costen, PhD, MBA
Dean, School of Business
Dr. Wanda Costen brings a depth of experience and expertise to her role as Dean, School of Business.
Her teaching expertise extends to areas including strategy, human resources, organizational behaviour, law and diversity. Her research interests encompass racial and gender inequality in organizations, women and leadership, strategic human resources, managing diversity, and ethnic minority student experiences.
Dr. Costen earned her PhD from Washington State University and an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University. She completed her undergraduate degree at the United States Military Academy at West Point. During the 2013/14 academic year she served as a Fulbright Scholar with the University of the West Indies – Mona, in Kingston, Jamaica.
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Sherif Elbarrad, PhD (Ain-Shams), MSc (Ain-Shams); CPA; CMA
Associate Dean, Students
Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance
Sherif has been at MacEwan University since 2011, teaching in the Bachelor of Commerce program. He was the program chair for the Department of Accounting and Finance prior to his current role and is a leader in creating innovation teaching methods for the accounting and finance industry. His prior positions include being chair of accounting departments at different universities in Egypt and Saudi Arabia and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as being a visiting professor at a University in Germany. With more than three decades of experience in both the academic and professional fields, he brings his expertise to this role.
Besides his academic career, Sherif is a partner of a managerial and financial consulting firm which is working in the Middle East (Egypt and the Gulf Countries). He also worked as a trainer delivering workshops in the field of accounting and finance at different universities and training institutes. He has published several books in the field of accounting; he has also published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Egypt and associate member of Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants in the USA. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant in Alberta.
William Wei, PhD (Limerick), MBA (Berlin), MA (Brandenburg), BA (China)
Associate Dean, Research and International
Professor, Department of International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Law
Dr. William X. Wei is full professor and associate dean with MacEwan University’s School of Business. He is editor-in-chief, Asia Pacific and Globalization Review and associate editor of two Emerald journals: Chinese Management Studies (SSCI) and Emerging Markets Case Studies. He is also Senior Associate Editor, Cogent Business and Management Journal.
Dr. Wei was awarded distinguished scholar by the Academy For Global Business Advancement in 2012. Before joining MacEwan University, Dr. Wei finished his BA in China, MBA at Berlin University of Applied Sciences, his MA at Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus in Germany, his PhD at University of Limerick in Ireland and his post-doc visiting research at Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University, Canada.
Dr. Wei has over 100 publications including journal articles, books, book chapters, business cases and conference proceedings. His most recent publications are listed below. To view more works by Dr. Wei visit Research Online at MacEwan.
For more information on William and his research, please visit his individual faculty profile.
Department Chairs and Administrative Assistants
Accounting and Finance
Eloisa Perez, PhD
International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Law
Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, and Management
Director of Finance and Business Operations
Team Lead, Student Advising Services
Communications and Events Coordinator
Cooperative Education Coordinator
Administrative Assistant, Reception
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
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