I completed my PhD at the Université du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) in Sociology. I also hold an MA in Management and Development of Cooperatives from the University of Sherbrooke (Quebec) and an hold an undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Reims (France). In addition, I completed a Certificate in Race Relations from the National Institute for Coalition Building in Washington DC.
Prior to holding a teaching position at Laurier, I taught courses at Laurentian university (School of Commerce) and at UQAM. I also worked as a researcher for a longitudinal community based project (Better Beginnings Better Futures) and as the executive director of two not-for profit organizations.
My teaching interests include organizational leadership, power and governance in organizations and the study of organizations (not-for profit and international).
I worked as an expert in co-operative development in several international projects in Africa (Senegal, Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinee) and I am one of the founding members of the Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa (WLU).
My research interests include community development (program evaluation) and the issues of governance and leadership in the African continent. Recently, I became interested in leadership curriculum design in North American universities.
I have supervised or have been a member on several committees for master’s, MRP or PhD students in Sociology, Social Work, or students researching issues of leadership, not-for-profit sector organizations or development in Africa.
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