Meet The Faculty

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Ian McCarthy

Professor, Canada Research Chair & Area Coordinator in Technology and Operations Management


June Francis

Associate Professor


Scott Powell

Adjunct Fellow

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Gary Wagenheim, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Management and Organization Studies

Gary Wagenheim is an adjunct professor in management and organization studies. He has extensive experience teaching international courses in organizational behaviour, leadership, and interpersonal skills. He has taught throughout the US, Canada, Singapore, Brazil, China, Germany, Taiwan, India, and Finland. Gary teaches Leadership.

Mark Selman, PhD

Program Director

Dr. Selman began his professional life as an entrepreneur involved in both construction and manufacturing. After helping the Haisla First Nation develop a community learning plan that would complement their economic development initiatives, he worked on several other major projects with First Nations including courses on the use of real estate development as an economic development strategy, planning and coordination of education and economic development strategies with Turning Point, and a leadership role with Ahp-cii-uk ("going the right way" in Nuu-chah-nulth), a leadership initiative with three Nuu-chah-nulth communities.

Scott Powell, ACA, MSc

Adjunct Professor, Finance

Scott is both a Canadian and UK Chartered Accountant who holds an honours degree in politics/economics from Trent University and a master’s degree in economics from Cambridge University. He has written and delivered workshops around the world for major organizations including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, ING, JP Morgan, Standard Chartered, and many others, on topics such as financial forecasting, business valuation, advanced business and financial analysis, investment appraisal, and shareholder value creation. Scott has extensive experience designing and delivering creative training solutions using a variety of innovative approaches—business simulations, courses with fully-integrated case studies, instructor workshops, distance learning materials and lecture-based programs.

June Francis, BSc, MBA, PhD

Associate Professor, Marketing

June Francis is an Associate Professor of Marketing and is the Director of the Development and Sustainability Program in the Faculty of Environment. Her research interests lie at the intersection of development, poverty aleviation and business. Specific research focus on non traditional intellectual property law such as geographical indicators and traditional knowledge; and poverty alleviation strategies in the extractive sectors. June won the Canada Trust Teaching Award for 2014 for teaching excellence in the Beedie School of Business.

John Borrows,

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law; Nexen Chair in Indigenous Leadership, University of Victoria; Visiting Professor, Beedie School of Business, SFU

Professor John Borrows is Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School. He also is a Visiting Professor at the SFU Segal Graduate School at the Beedie School of Business and teaches in the EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership. Prior to joining the University of Victoria, he was Professor and Robina Chair in Law and Society at the University of Minnesota Law School and Professor; as well as holding positions teaching Indigenous Law at the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and Osgoode Hall Law School.

Ulrike Radermacher, PhD

Dr. Ulrike Radermacher has worked on First Nation issues such as land and treaty, economic development, migration, and aboriginal foster care. She also conducted research on contemporary German migration to Australia and Canada, migration decision making processes, and ethnic networking structures in Europe. Over the past twenty years she has been involved in a wide range of projects in the not for profit area, such as the Reciprocal Research Network (RRN) at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Prior to SFU, she taught courses at UBC in Anthropology, First Nations Studies and Museum Studies.

Ian McCarthy

Professor, Canada Research Chair & Area Coordinator in Technology and Operations Management

Dr. McCarthy is the Canada Research Chair in Management of Technology at SFU. His work considers technology and operations management issues such as managing operational complexity, mass customization, modeling decision-making in new product development, and classifying drug discovery strategies. He worked for several years as a manufacturing engineer before earning his PhD in operations strategy from the University of Sheffield.

Carolyn Egri, BComm, MSc, PhD

Professor, Management and Organization Studies and William J.A. Rowe EMBA Alumni Professor

Dr. Carolyn Egri is the William J.A. Rowe EMBA Alumni Professor, and professor of management and organization studies. Carolyn makes leadership and environmental sustainability the focus of her teaching, both for the Beedie School of Business and for other organizations. She is a recipient of the David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award (Organizational Behavior Teaching Society for Management Educators) and TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching award. A prolific researcher, she has been examining corporate environmental social responsibility practices as well as cross-cultural differences in managerial values and influence tactics around the world.