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Rotman Faculty: Global Impact

Learn from the world’s leading business thinkers.

The management faculty at Rotman is the largest in Canada, and is ranked among the top five globally for business research. Our 125 faculty members bring their stellar reputation for groundbreaking scholarship, teaching excellence, and insight into a wide range of management issues into every classroom experience.

Ajay Agrawal

Ajay Agrawal
Strategy

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Ajay Agrawal

Professor of Strategic Management

PhD, University of British Columbia
Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab at Rotman and co-founder of The Next 36 to support Canada’s next top entrepreneurs.

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The Creative Destruction Lab

Brian Golden

Brian R. Golden
Strategy

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Brian Golden

Professor of Strategic Management
Vice-Dean, Professional Programs

PhD, Northwestern University
Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy at the University of Toronto and the University Health Network
Executive Director, Collaborative For Health Sector Strategy

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Brian Golden on the Business of Healthcare

Dilip Soman

Dilip Soman
Marketing

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Dilip Soman

Professor of Marketing

PhD, University of Chicago

Consults for Microsoft, FedEx, P&G, Life Insurance Company of India, Corus Entertainment, and the Hong Kong Government

Taught Canada’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at the MBA level – Behavioural Economics in Action

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Dilip Soman on Behavioural Economics

John Hull

John Hull
Finance

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John Hull

Professor of Finance
Maple Financial Group Chair in Derivatives and Risk Management

PhD, Cranfield University

Author of widely-cited works Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives, Risk Management and Financial Institutions, and Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets.

In 2011, received a lifetime achievement award from Risk, one of the world’s leading financial risk management magazines.

"The research we do at Rotman quickly finds its way into the classroom. We work hard to give our students the best experience possible, and the blend of theory and practice – the real world impact – is why I enjoy teaching here."

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John Hull on Sub-Prime Mortgages

Peter Christoffersen

Peter Christoffersen
Finance

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Peter Christoffersen

Professor of Finance
TSX Chair in Capital Markets

Bank of Canada Fellow
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Author of Elements of Financial Risk Management, associate editor of several industry publications, former economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and member of the Model Validation Council at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC.

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Richard Florida

Richard Florida
Strategy

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Richard Florida

Professor of Business and Creativity

PhD, Columbia University
Senior editor of The Atlantic, and author of several global bestsellers, including the award-winning The Rise of the Creative Class.


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Richard Florida on the Creative Class

Sarah Kaplan

Sarah Kaplan
Strategy

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Sarah Kaplan

Professor of Strategic Management

Professor of Strategic Management

PhD in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management
Co-author of New York Times business bestseller Creative Destruction
McKinsey Consultant in New York City, 1990 -1999

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Susan Christoffersen

Susan Christoffersen
Finance

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Susan Christoffersen

Associate Professor of Finance

PhD, Cranfield University

PhD, Wharton.

Recipient of the Outstanding Paper Award from the Swiss Finance Institute.

Over twelve years of experience teaching courses on capital markets and corporate finance at the undergraduate and graduate level.

"Because Toronto is a major financial centre, there is a terrific interplay at the Rotman School between academic experts and industry professionals, making for a rich learning environment for our students."

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Wendy Dobson

Wendy Dobson
Business Economics

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Wendy Dobson

Adjunct Professor of Business Economics

PhD, Princeton University
Chairs the Pacific Trade and Development research network and has published extensively on the future of India and China in the world economy.

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Tiziana Casciaro

Tiziana Casciaro
Organizational Behaviour

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Tiziana Casciaro

Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour

PhD, Cranfield University

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Voted Favourite OB Professor by the Rotman MBA Class of 2011

Formerly an assistant professor at Harvard Business School, Casciaro specializes in the study of social networks within and between organizations.

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Geoffrey Leonardelli

Geoffrey Leonardelli
Organizational Behaviour

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Geoffrey Leonardelli

Professor of Finance

PhD, Ohio State University

An expert on leadership, negotiations and group behaviour

Has received widespread media coverage for his studies on the value of being different, and on the barriers keeping women and minorities from leadership roles.

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Turning Students into Leaders

Maria Rotundo

Maria Rotundo
Organizational Behaviour

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Maria Rotundo

David Y. Timbrell Associate Professor of OB/HRM

PhD, University of Minnesota

Renowned for her pioneering research in job performance evaluation, talent retention and leadership

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Ole-Kristian Hope

Ole-Kristian Hope
Accounting

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Ole-Kristian Hope

Deloitte Professor and Professor of Accounting

PhD, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
MBA, University of Michigan

Widely published in journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Review of Accounting Studies and the Journal of International Business Studies.

"We have high expectations of our students, but we’re also on their side, helping them achieve their best. It’s in part because of our students that the accounting department has become one of the best in the world."

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Mara Lederman

Mara Lederman
Strategy

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Mara Lederman

An applied economist and an expert on the airline industry; part of a team of faculty members responsible for delivering Rotman's Integrative Thinking courses, Lederman's research is on market structure and organizational design.

Associate Professor of Strategic Management

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

An applied economist and an expert on the airline industry; part of a team of faculty members responsible for delivering Rotman's Integrative Thinking courses, Lederman's research is on market structure and organizational design.

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Avi Goldfarb

Avi Goldfarb
Marketing

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Avi Goldfarb

Associate Professor of Marketing

PhD, Northwestern University

Published author of over 30 articles on brand value, behavioural modeling in industrial organization, and the impact of information technology on marketing, on universities, and on the economy.

"Integrative Thinking, developed here at the Rotman School, is a powerful framework for learning how to make better decisions."

Associate Professor of Marketing

PhD, Northwestern University

Published author of over 30 articles on brand value, behavioural modeling in industrial organization, and the impact of information technology on marketing, on universities, and on the economy.

"Integrative Thinking, developed here at the Rotman School, is a powerful framework for learning how to make better decisions."

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Joseph Milner

Joseph Milner
Operations Management

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Joseph Milner

Associate Professor of Operations Management

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Known for his work on service in call centres and dynamic pricing in supply chains, Milner's insights are sought after by students aspiring to leadership roles in firm operations.

"Rotman has a reputation with global reach. The best students in the world come here to work together, and we send them back trained, ready to do business, ready to run businesses."

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