BSc (University of Guelph), M.Sc. (McMaster University), MSc (University of Guelph), MBA (Wilfrid Laurier University), PhD (University of Waterloo).
He also holds the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation (Dalhousie University) and is a Fellow, Life Management Institute (Life Office Management Association).
Marc Hurwitz is an Assistant Professor of OB/HRM in the School of Business and Economics. He completed his PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo. Hurwitz has over 20 years corporate and entrepreneurial experience in human resources. After his initial university studies, he co-founded a training organization, selling it 7 years later. Hurwitz then became a corporate trainer, a human resources consultant, a quant specialist supporting an actuarial team, a marketing executive responsible for a $6 billion portfolio of products and, finally, as the lead during the integration of a number of high-transaction web sites. He is also a consulting partner for Thinkx IC, one of North America’s premier creativity companies and three years ago co-founded FliPskills Consulting, a boutique provider of leadership, followership and partnership training. In those roles, Hurwitz has presented workshops, talks and provided human resource consulting to companies and organizations across North America.
His current research interests centre around followership and partnerships; there is very little formal research on these topics and the popular impression of followership is fairly negative – the overall goal of his research program is to bring followership up to an equal footing with leadership. Hurwitz’s other main interest is creativity, both as a practitioner and as an academic. Some of his previous research interests include the neural correlates of spatial cognition, options pricing and mathematics pedagogy.
Followership, leadership, partnerships, creativity, neural correlates of these topics.