Elsie Elford, BA, LLB, MBA
Elsie Elford joined MacEwan University as a full-time instructor in 1992. Her leadership ability was immediately evident as, in addition to teaching, she took on chairing and leading a number of college initiatives and committees. These included Chair of the Educational Leadership Institute (ELI), the Academic Vision Steering Committee, Academic Council, and Faculty Roles and Responsibilities. In 2000, MacEwan University students presented her with the Student Champion Award, in recognition of exemplary service, support and advocacy.
In 2005, she received the International Exemplary Leader Award from the Chair Academy, a U.S.-based educational leadership institution. Since then, she has expanded her Chair Academy work to become a facilitator for the Leadership program, providing a lead role in MacEwan’s strengths-based leadership initiative. In 2009, she was named one of Alberta’s “50 Most Influential” by Venture Magazine.
In her role as Dean, she works with a dedicated team to lead MacEwan University as an institution offering a variety of degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Prior to her career in education, Elsie practiced law for ten years, and holds both a BA and an LLB from the University of Alberta. She stays connected to the profession through membership in the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association. Elsie is the Chair of the Edmonton Chapter of the International Women's Forum. .
Gordon Lucyk, MA (Pennsylvania), MBA (Pennsylvania); BCom (Alberta)
Associate Dean, Students
Associate Professor, Department of International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Law
Gordon has been at MacEwan University since 2004, having taught in the Asia Pacific Management program, Business Management program, and Bachelor of Commerce program. He was the Program Chair for the Bachelor of Commerce program prior to his current role and has been involved with a number of student engagement initiatives including Faculty Advisor to MacEwan’s Enactus team and advisor to a number of other case competition teams. Gordon has supported a number of student-led initiatives and has helped mentor student submissions to academic conferences. He has also taken an active role in supporting MacEwan’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative.
Gordon received his BCom degree from the University of Alberta, with a major in Finance. He subsequently attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Strategic Planning and Operations Planning, as well as an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Gordon is a Fellow of the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania.
He has industry experience in Corporate Development, Finance and International Marketing for a Canadian resource company, and also has corporate finance experience with a major European automobile producer in France.
Gordon’s research interests include pedagogy related to student engagement through simulations and student case competitions as well as the development of business case studies. He is also interested in corporate sustainability issues and corporate strategy.
William Wei, PhD (Limerick), MBA (Berlin), MA (Brandenburg), BA (China)
Associate Dean, Research and International
Professor, Department of International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Law
William is co-supervisor of Master and PhD programs at China University of Petroleum, visiting professor at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, and Vice Chair at Sino-Canada Asia Pacific Economic Research Institute, jointly established by JUST (Jiangsu University of Science and Technology) and MacEwan University. William is also a research associate at the Centre for China and Globalization in Beijing and Editor-in-Chief, Asia Pacific and Globalization Review.
William has over 100 publications including journal articles, books, book chapters, business cases and conference proceedings. William was awarded distinguished scholar by the Academy For Global Business Advancement in 2012. Before joining MacEwan University, Dr. Wei finished his 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.
For more information on William and his research, please visit his individual faculty profile.
Department Chairs and Administrative Assistants
|Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, and Management||Noufou Ouedraogo, PhD |
|Administrative Assistant||Monya Sonnleitner |
|Accounting and Finance||Sherif Elbarrad, PhD |
|Administrative Assistant||Suzanne Reinhardt |
|International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Law||Michael Roberts, PhD |
|Administrative Assistant||Sofiya Jibril |
|Decision Sciences||Rickard Enstroem, PhD |
|Administrative Assistant||Wendy Kuzio |
|John Alexander||Coordinator, International Projects and Student Engagement |
ph: 780-633-3470, e: AlexanderJ7@macewan.ca
|Shelly Brownlee||Academic Coordinator |
ph: 780-497-4663, e: BrownleeS@macewan.ca
|Manuela Buretia||Administrative Assistant to Associate Deans |
ph: 780-633-3471 e: BuretiaM@macewan.ca
|Bob Butler||Project Coordinator |
ph: 780-497-4742, e: ButlerR10@macewan.ca
|Sara Caetano||Scheduler |
ph: 780-497-5604, e: CaetanoS@macewan.ca
|Robert Dean||Director, Finance and Business Operations |
ph: 780-497-5283, e: DeanR1@macewan.ca
|Claire Duggan||Administrative Assistant |
ph: 780-497-5495, e: DugganC4@macewan.ca
|Tyler Kachmar||School Business Manager |
ph: 780-497-4607, e: KachmarT@macewan.ca
|Laura Laszl||Administrative Assistant, Reception |
ph: 780-497-5204, e: LaszlL@macewan.ca
|Colin MacDonald||Research Analyst |
ph: 780-633-3177, e: MacDonaldC@macewan.ca
|Sebastian Panciuk||Coordinator - Cooperative Education |
ph: 780-633-3987, e: PanciukS@macewan.ca
|Linh Pham||Research Analyst |
ph: 780-497-4682, e: PhamD6@macewan.ca
|Brittany Pitruniak||Events & Communications Coordinator |
ph: 780-633-3785, e: PitruniakB@macewan.ca
|Claire Silke||Sessional Administrative Assistant |
ph: 780-497-5106, e: SilkeC@macewan.ca
|Darlene Tymchuk||Administrative Assistant to the Dean |
ph: 780-497-5201, e: TymchukD5@macewan.ca
|Barb Woitas||Financial Assistant |
ph: 780-497-4648, e: WoitasB2@macewan.ca
MacEwan University School of Business: Fueling globally competitive, future-oriented organizations and graduates. Powered by Alberta’s entrepreneurial spirit and catalyzing creative business partnerships, we drive prosperity at home and abroad.
We transform our students into business practitioners skilled at anticipating trends and creating solutions. Our intensive practice-based approach and values-based curriculum challenge our students to become leaders whose ethics and character are second-to-none. We charge our graduates and accomplished faculty to apply their research, solve organizational challenges and contribute to a world eager for our singular blend of skill, ingenuity and heart.
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