Dianne Cyr, PhD
Dianne Cyr is an Associate Professor in Management Information Systems at SFU. In the GDBA she delivers Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour (Business 557), which she has been teaching in the GDBA program since 2005. In the realm of research, she leads a government funded project titled “Managing E-loyalty through Design”. This investigation is focused on how trust, satisfaction, and loyalty are built in online business environments through website design. Unique features of this work are comparisons across cultures, genders, and concerning applications to mobile devices. Further details of these research projects may be accessed at www.eloyalty.ca. Dianne is the author of five books and over 40 research articles. Career details may be found at www.diannecyr.com.
Barb Edwards, MAcc, CA
Barb Edwards is a Senior Lecturer of Accounting for SFU. Within the GDBA she teaches Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting.
Ms. Edwards was awarded the Canada Trust Teaching Award (2001) and has been on the Teaching Honour Roll. Her interests are related to effective and efficient teaching of quality online courses through the use of cases and teams.
Charles King, MBA
Charles King's professional background includes 14 years of experience in the real estate industry, the public sector, and non-profit and private sectors including the Urban Development Institute, Coopers & Lybrand Consulting Group, and the City of Vancouver. In his current position with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Charles is responsible for analyzing the BC economy and housing market in support of CMHC market analysis, underwriting, and default management. Within the GDBA Charles teaches Managerial Finance.
Mr. King holds two masters degrees with a concentration in urban land economics, financial economics, and strategic management.
Mark A. Moore, PhD
Mark Moore is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Business Administration at SFU. In addition to his work for the GDBA, he has taught courses for the Management of Technology (MOT) MBA, the Executive MBA, and the Learning Strategies Group. Within the GDBA program he teaches BUS 552: Managerial Economics.
Prior to coming to SFU, Dr. Moore was employed by the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, where he conducted research on monetary policy, international portfolio, direct investment flows and options pricing methods. He also served as a consultant to Bankers Trust Company in New York, where he performed risk modeling and analysis of the loan portfolio.
His current research is on further analysis of the softwood lumber dispute. He is also investigating the consequences for consumers, government and shareholders of the privatization of Canadian National.
Blaize Reich, PhD
Blaize Reich came to academia after 15 years as an information technology (IT) professional and consultant to industry in both Canada and Asia. Dr. Reich is a professor of information technology and an internationally respected researcher and speaker. Within the GDBA program, she teaches Management Information Systems.
She currently holds a prestigious Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Initiative on the New Economy grant to investigate how knowledge management theory might improve IT project success and is collaborating with colleagues at Oxford and Ohio State universities on this project. Dr. Reich also served as Associate Dean of the Beedie School of Business from 2000-2003 and was awarded the Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching award in 1997.
Zorana Svedic, MBA
Zorana Svedic is a lecturer at SFU in the GDBA program where she teaches BUS 553: Quantitative Business Methods.
Her main research interests are interface and instructional design, particularly, the culturally sensitive interface design; and e-Learning applications for graduate business programs.
Colleen Collins, PhD
Academic Chair, GDBA
Melissa McCrae, MBA