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Fellows and Senior Fellows

Anthony Hopkins
Senior Fellow

Anthony Hopkins, CHRP, CHRL

Following a successful career of executive-level leadership experience in the areas of human resources, training and development and general management, in 2004, Anthony formed a consulting practice that focuses on leadership and coaching individuals and teams to identify strengths, competencies and opportunities for self improvement.

In 2006, while continuing to run his consulting practice, Anthony joined the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University where he held roles as an Instructor, Director of the Business Career Hub, Executive in Residence and currently a Senior Fellow at the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre. Anthony holds the Certified Human Resource Practitioner (CHRP) and Leader (CHRL) designations awarded from the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

Gail Cook Johnson
Mentor-in-Residence and Senior Fellow

Gail Cook Johnson, PhD

Over her 30-year career, Dr. Cook Johnson developed long-term relationships with several firms to build organizations that could effectively respond to global growth, market changes, economic challenges, service expansions, and, as the need arose, business amalgamations. In addition to building her own firm, Dr. Cook Johnson was a partner with Mercer Delta, a leading change-management firm.
She holds a BA in English and Philosophy from McGill University and a PhD in Business, specializing in Industrial Relations and Organizational Development, from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

Hershell Ezrin
Distinguished Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow

Hershell Ezrin

Hershell Ezrin is Senior Fellow of Advocacy, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications at Global Public Affairs. He is a former senior public servant and political advisor for three levels of government and is a former CEO of two multinational companies. Hershell is also a former corporate director in energy, financial services and service sectors and a leader in health, arts and community affairs. He currently lectures in two post-graduate programs, is a Distinguished Fellow, Strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Management, and is an honorary lifetime governor of the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Ann Cavoukian
Senior Fellow

Ann Cavoukian

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. She is presently the Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created "Privacy by Design," a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible.

In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an international standard. Since then, Privacy by Design has been translated into 39 languages. Dr. Cavoukian has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named among the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, named as one of the "Power 50" by Canadian Business magazine, named as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity, and most recently, Dr. Cavoukian was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017).

Hasko von Kriegstein
Senior Fellow and Host of the Business Ethics Speakers Series

Hasko von Kriegstein

Hasko von Kriegstein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law & Business in the Ted Rogers School of Management. He holds a BA in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth in his native Germany, and received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto for his work on the value of achievement. Before joining Ryerson in 2015, he spent a year as a research fellow at the Centre for Moral and Political Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dr. von Kriegstein's research interests are in business ethics, ethical theory, and political philosophy. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, and Utilitas. He believes that 'business ethics' is not an oxymoron, but that the reasons why people may think it is are worth seriously thinking about. He is bothered by the seeming inability of many public commentators to distinguish between 'pro-market' and 'pro-business'.

While he likes to think of himself as a citizen of the world, this is belied by the fact that his mood can be very seriously affected by how the German team does at major soccer tournaments (not to mention his hometown club Eintracht Frankfurt).

You can contact Dr. Von Kriegstein at hasko.vonkriegstein@ryerson.ca

 

Michael Baumtrog
Senior Fellow

Michael Baumtrog

Michael Baumtrog is a Research Fellow at the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre and an Assistant Professor in Law and Business at the Ted Rogers School of Management.

He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the New University of Lisbon, Portugal and MA and BA(H) degrees from the University of Windsor. Before joining the Ted Rogers School, Michael also conducted scholarly activity in Leeds, UK; Lugano, Switzerland; and Waterloo, Ontario.

His primary research interests focus on ethical decision-making, and normative ethical issues pertinent to youth and early career employees.

Kristyn A. Scott
Senior Fellow

Dr. Kristyn A. Scott

Dr. Kristyn A. Scott is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour at the Ted Rogers School of Management. She received her B.A. (hons) in Psychology from the University of Calgary, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo. Her primary research focuses on leadership with a particular interest in gender bias, perceptions of leaders, and emotional reactions to leaders. Her current focus is on how dominance, authoritarianism, and moral values impact the perception of women leaders, how power and ambition influence leadership perceptions, and authenticity as it relates to leaders and leadership. She also studies the impact of negative organizational attitudes, such as organizational cynicism, on leader-follower relationships. Kristyn teaches leadership at undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels.

Garrett MacSweeney
Fellow

Garrett MacSweeney

Garrett MacSweeney is Co-Founder and Principal of Choice Point Solutions. A formally trained organizational ethicist, Garrett specializes in issues pertaining to leadership, decision-making, conduct, conflicts of interest, and strategic stakeholder management. As a management consultant, he has acted as a subject matter expert for the Governments of Ontario and Alberta, and has helped private businesses develop and implement policy and programs to improve corporate culture, operations, and performance.

A Fellow of both the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University and McLaughlin College at York University, Garrett has taught in the MBA and undergraduate programs at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, and the Schulich School of Business and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University. He has co-authored a book on ethics for public management from Nelson Press, and has lectured at the School of Public Policy and Administration at York University. Garrett has an Hon. B.A. (Saint Mary’s University) and M.A. (York University) in philosophy, and is completing a Ph.D. (ABD) on white-collar crime at York University, where he held a Graduate Fellowship at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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