Learn from experts in their fields

EMBA professors are experienced and internationally-recognized teachers and researchers. They combine exceptional academic credentials with real-world business experiences and engaging, dynamic teaching styles. Below is a selection of some of the professors you’ll work with on the program.

JAN SIMON, PhD (Essex)

Senior Lecturer

An Associate Professor at IESE and a visiting Professor at SFU Beedie, Dr. Simon received his PhD in Finance from the University of Essex. He also completed his MBA at the IESE Business School from the University of Navarra and his Master of Law from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

LEYLAND PITT, PhD (Pretoria)

Professor, Marketing

An internationally renowned marketing expert, Dr. Leyland Pitt has extensive international teaching credentials, is regularly cited in scholarly journals and marketing textbooks, and in 2002, the Academy of Marketing Science named him “Outstanding Marketing Teacher.” Dr. Pitt teaches Marketing in the Executive MBA program.

CAROLYN EGRI, PhD (British Columbia)

Professor, Management and Organization Studies

Dr. Egri is a pioneer in research related to corporate environmental and social responsibility. A TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award recipient, she makes leadership and environmental sustainability the focus of her teaching. She examines corporate environmental social responsibility practices and cross-cultural differences in managerial values and influence tactics around the world. Dr. Egri teaches Leadership in the Executive MBA program.

ELICIA MAINE, PhD (Cambridge)

Professor, Technology and Operations Management

Dr. Elicia Maine’s research interests are in technological innovation and science & technology entrepreneurship. She is most interested in understanding the formation and growth of science-based businesses. Specifically, she studies the commercialization strategy, business models, entrepreneurial decision-making, and knowledge integration practices of entrepreneurs and ventures in the advanced materials, nanomaterials, fuel cell, biotechnology, and nano-biotechnology sectors.


Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Andrew Harries is the Tom Foord Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business and is a business advisor and corporate director. At SFU Beedie Andrew blends the latest in theory and practice in his entrepreneurship and innovation, product management and resourcing new venture programs.


Associate Professor

With a BA in history and six years of work experience as a software product manager and management consultant, Dr. Andrew von Nordenflycht brings an interesting perspective to his teaching and research in the field of corporate governance. He joined the Beedie School of Business at SFU in 2004 after earning his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Assistant Professor, Management and Organization Studies

Dr. Hannah’s research focuses on employee behaviour and leadership that goes against organizational rules and policies. He has published in numerous books and journals and was the recipient of the 2005 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Hannah teaches Negotiation in the Executive MBA program.


Professor, Business Ethics/ Management and Organization Studies/Policy Analysis

Dr. Wexler is President of the Perimeter Group of Consultants and Trainers. His work appears in over 110 refereed journals and he is the author of eight books. He has been awarded four teaching awards, numerous grants and research funds and was selected as PricewaterhouseCooper’s 2004 “Leader in Management Education.” Dr. Wexler teaches Ethics, and Organizational Theory, in the Executive MBA program.


Associate Professor, Management Information Systems

Peter joined the Beedie School of Business at SFU from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario where his thesis focused on organizational decision-making. Prior to academia, Peter had more than two decades of industrial experience working in a number of senior line and staff positions as well as consulting to a diverse range of Fortune 500, government, and start-up organizations across North America.


Professor, Operations Management

Dr. Sudheer Gupta was previously an Assistant Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has also been a visiting professor at many universities around the world, including University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas at Austin, HEC Paris, and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His research interests include supply chain management, environmental sustainability, and emerging markers and economic development.


Professor, Management Information Systems

Dr. Andrew Gemino is an award-winning teacher who has twice received the Canada Trust Distinguished Teacher award from the Beedie School of Business and also received two teaching awards during his years at the University of British Columbia. Andrew's academic research focuses on information technology project management, business systems analysis and the design of technology-mediated collaborative environments.

JING LI, PhD (Indiana)

Associate Professor, International Business

Dr. Jing Li joined the Beedie School of Business in 2004 from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University where she earned her PhD. She has published over 20 articles in various international business and strategy journals and sits on the editorial review boards of multiple journals, including Strategic Management Journal and Journal of Management Studies. She also serves as Senior Editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Management.


Professor, Global Business Strategy

Daniel M. Shapiro (PhD, Cornell) is Professor of Global Business Strategy at the Beedie School of Business. He has worked for forty years as an educator, researcher, and academic administrator. Most recently he was Dean of the Beedie School of Business where he successfully developed a strategic position for the School, raised the money to name it, and led the School through successful accreditation rounds with AACSB and EQUIS.

DAVE THOMAS, PhD (S. Carolina)

Professor, International Management

Dr. Thomas is the author of ten books including the best selling Cultural Intelligence: Living and Working Globally (2009, Berrett-Koehler Publishers) with Kerr Inkson. He is currently Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of World Business, Journal of Organizational Behavior,and European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management.