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.

CAROLYN EGRI, PhD (University of British Columbia)

Academic Director

Dr. Carolyn Egri is a pioneer in research related to corporate environmental and social responsibility. She received her Master of Science in Business Administration and PhD in Organizational Behaviour from the University of British Columbia. 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. 

A prolific researcher, Dr. Egri has been examining corporate environmental social responsibility practices as well as cross-cultural differences in managerial values and influence tactics around the world.

Joy Cramer, MBA (Simon Fraser University)

Director of Indigenous Business Programs

Joy Cramer is an alumnus of SFU Beedie’s Executive MBA in Indigenous Business & Leadership (EMBA IBL). She is a citizen of Sagkeeng First Nation, with maternal ties to Sandy Bay First Nation, both of which are in Manitoba and were signatories to 1871's Treaty 1. She has a rich background of experience in senior governmental roles and in Indigenous advocacy. She worked for almost 20 years in various positions within the Manitoba provincial government, most recently as Deputy Minister, Family Services. She has also gained a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of Indigenous people through her work in Indigenous communities. This includes on-reserve and urban social services delivery, serving on boards, and First Nation policy experience. 

ANDREW HARRIES, MBA (Simon Fraser University)

Professor of Practice 

Andrew Harries is the Tom Foord Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at SFU’s Beedie School of Business and is a business advisor and corporate director. He received his MBA from Simon Fraser University. He chairs the board of directors at Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), which delivers enterprise Internet of Things software solutions, and chaired the board at Contractually through its acquisition by Coupa Software in December 2015.

He also serves on the boards and is the past-chair of the Beedie School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board and of Science World British Columbia, where he chaired the organization through the successful completion of a $38m renovation and expansion and a major capital campaign.


Associate Professor

With a BA in History from Standford University 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 in Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dr. von Nordenflycht's mployee research interest includes employee involvement in corporate governance (professional partnerships, ESOPs, high commitment work systems); history of corporate governance and ownership forms.

DAVID HANNAH, PhD  (University of Texas at Austin)

Assistant Professor

Dr. David R. Hannah is an Associate Professor of Management at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Past President of the Western Academy of Management and their 2008 Ascendant Scholar. 

His research and teaching focuses on how individuals at work can cope effectively with the challenges and dilemmas of organizational life, and how they can help others to do so.  His work has been published in numerous leading journals, including Organization Science, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Business Horizons, Journal of Management Inquiry, and the Journal of Business Ethics.

PETER TINGLING, PhD (University of Western Ontario)

Associate Professor

Dr. Peter Tingling received his MBA from Wilfrid Laurier and his PhD in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario where his thesis focused on organizational decision-making. Prior to academia, he 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. He is a ember of the Senate Commitee on University Priorities (SCUP), the Senate Commitee on University Honours (SCUH), the Electoral Standing Commitee (ESC), Calendar Committee (CC (Chair)) and the Senate Commitee on Agenda and Rules (SCAR). He serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate and as Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs he serves on a number of Beedie committees. 

Dr. Tingling's research interests include decision making, sport management, disruptive technology, business strategy and social issues of technology.

SUDHEER GUPTA, PhD (McGill University)


Dr. Sudheer Gupta holds a B.Eng. (India), an MBA and PhD (McGill).  He 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.  

Dr. Gupta is the director at the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies. His research interests include supply chain management, environmental sustainability, emerging markers and economic development, and, innovation and technology adoption.

ANDREW GEMINO, PhD (University of British Columbia)


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. He received his MBA and Master of Arts in Economics from Simon Fraser University and his PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Gemino's academic research focuses on information technology project management, business intelligence, data mining, business systems analysis and the design of technology-mediated collaborative environments.

JING LI, PhD (Indiana University)

Associate Professor

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 and as the Associate Director of the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies.

Dr. Li's  research interests include international investment strategies of firms, emerging market multinational enterprises, and management of international joint ventures. 

JAN SIMON, PhD (University of Essex)

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Jan Simon is a Senior Lecturer at Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and has been an Assistant Professor at IESE Business School. In 2008, Dr. Simon held a Visiting Scholarship at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He received his MBA from the University of Navarra and his PhD in Finance from the University of Essex.

Dr. Simon teaches Investments, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Ethics and Finance, Financial Management, Markets and Managers, Entrepreneurial Finance and Entrepreneurship at graduate level (MBA, EMBA, GEMBA, AMP and MOT). He also teaches senior executives in custom programs, this has included Anglo American, BMW, DNV, IFF, Rabobank, Santander, and Teleflex; as well as open enrollment programs such as Finance for Non-Specialists and Global Finance and Strategy for Senior Executives.