I teach courses in general management, family enterprise and entrepreneurship at the undergraduate, MBA and PhD levels respectively. Early on in my career, I played a lead role in designing a Major in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise for the Alberta School of Business, which was the first of its kind in Canada. In 2011, my contributions on the teaching front were recognized with a McCalla Professorship.
Over the years, I have supervised individual research projects for numerous undergrad and MBA students. I have also served as the supervisor (or co-supervisor) of several PhD students. My current doctoral student is Zahid Rahman.
This year I am teaching Managing Family Enterprise (SMO 428/628) in the Fall 2017 term and two sections of Introduction to Management (SMO 310) in the Winter 2018 term. I am also the Course Coordinator for SMO 310, the Faculty Advisor for the SMO Club, and the Associate Director (Programs) for the school’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise (CEFE).
I currently serve on the editorial boards for the Academy of Management Review, the International Journal of Gender & Entrepreneurship, and the Journal of Business Venturing. I will soon be joining the editorial board for Family Business Review. In 2015, my work as a JBV Field Editor was recognized with an Outstanding Service Award.
In 2009, I was elected onto the Executive Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division of the worldwide Academy of Management (AOM ENT Division). I served as Representative-at-Large and Chair of the Membership Committee until 2012.
I was a co-author, with Tony Briggs, on two impact reports conducted on behalf of the University of Alberta. Our 2012 report examined the university’s general economic impact. Our 2013 report examined the impact of the university’s alumni through entrepreneurship and innovation.
2015 Outstanding Service Award, Journal of Business Venturing
2015 Kauffman Foundation Best Paper Award, DIANA International Research Conference
2014 Bertarelli Family Best Paper Award, BCERC-IVEY Entrepreneurship Research Conference
2014 Best Paper Award, DIANA International Research Conference
2012 Best Paper Award (Entrepreneurship and Gender), ACERE-DIANA Conference
2011 McCalla Professorship, University of Alberta
2010 Aldrich and Cliff (2003) appears on list of “25 Most Influential Family Business Articles”
2008 Best Paper Award, DIANA International Research Symposium
2007 Best Paper Award (High Potential/Fast Growth), AOM ENT Division
2006 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Business Venturing
2003 Best Paper Award (Women’s Entrepreneurship), AOM ENT Division