Dr. Kuron received her PhD in Management (Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management) at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and Wilfrid Laurier University. Prior to this, she completed her Master's of Science in Management at Laurier, and her Bachelor of Commerce with Minors in Statistics and Psychology at Carleton University. Dr. Kuron holds a Professional Teaching Position with the Leadership program, and is eager to integrate her research with her teaching to create an environment within which every student can thrive.
Dr. Kuron is a board member of the Collegiate Leadership Competition and is actively involved in her community. Prior to joining the tenure-track, Dr. Kuron held teaching positions at Laurier and the University of Guelph, as well as engaged in various consulting roles within and outside of the post-secondary environment. In her spare time, Dr. Kuron enjoys spending time with her partner and dogs, being outdoors, playing softball, gardening, and doing what she can do to spread joy.
I am proud to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and instructors at Laurier on a the project "Instructor Capacity for Equity and Belonging in the Classroom". Additionally, I am interested in exploring the efficacy of intra- and inter-team competition (and other mechanisms) as a pedagogical tool, leadership development trajectories, and several other areas.
Gibbs, H., Hagerman, B., Hodson, E., Iqbal, S., Kuron, L., Marshman, J., Mehta, B., White, M. (forthcoming, Winter 2023) “You can't engage in decolonizing work alone”: The challenges, tensions, and value of building a Contract Teaching Faculty community to disrupt colonialism. Faculty Learning Communities Working Towards a More Equitable, Just, and Anti-Racist Future in Higher Education. (Edited Volume).
Kuron, L.K.J., Hodson, E. (2022). Co-construction through co-instruction: The importance, challenges, and opportunities of standpoint plurality in leadership education. Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Leadership Educators, June 26-29, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. (Outstanding Practice Manuscript Award Winner)
Kuron, L.K.J., Lyons, S., Schweitzer, L., & Ng, E.S.W. (2015). "Millennials' work values: Differences across the school to work transition". Personnel Review, 44(6), 991-1009. doi: 10.1108/OR-01-2014-0024.
Kuron, L.K.J., Schweitzer, L., Lyons, S., & Ng, E.S.W. (2016). "Career profiles in the “new career”: Evidence of their prevalence and correlates". Career Development International, 21(4).
Lyons, S., & Kuron, L. (2014). "Generational differences in the workplace: A review of the evidence and directions for future research". Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35(S1), S139-S157. doi: 10.1002/job.1913.
Taggar, S. & Kuron, L.K.J. (2016). "The toll of perceived injustice on job search self-efficacy and behavior". Career Development International, 21(3), 279-298. doi: 10.1108/CDI-10-2015-0139.
I am also experienced in teaching:
I believe that teaching, like learning and leadership, is an iterative and dynamic process. Every year, and semester, in every course, each and every student brings their unique characteristics to the classroom. And so, it is incumbent upon us, as teachers and leaders to also be students; to learn from others and our own experiences to improve our pedagogy. The recognition that I am both a leader and a learner is central to my teaching philosophy: I believe that as a leadership educator, I am in the unique position to practice what I preach, or as Kouzes and Posner (2012) describe in their seminal book, to model the way. I believe that leadership can and should be accessible to everyone and thus it is my moral obligation and distinct pleasure to take a student-centred approach to teaching, so that I can meet students where they are, and nourish their learning spirit (Battiste, 2013).