Rosemary A. McGowan is an Associate Professor in the Business Technology Management and Leadership Programs at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a published case writer. Her teaching interests include leadership, organizational behaviour, project management and organization theory.
Academic Background: PhD (Schulich School of Business, York University), MBA (Graduate Gold Medal, School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University), MA (Psychology, University of Waterloo), BA (Psychology, University of Toronto), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM - Project Management Institute).
McGowan’s research explores organizational discourse and uses qualitative approaches to examine issues related to leadership and leadership development, women in leadership and management, perceptions of employment equity, work and family/eldercare challenges, careers of millennials in the public service sector, as well as managerial roles and identities. In addition, she has co-authored papers on the experiences of college transfer students attending university.
I have supervised independent research projects (graduate and undergraduate) and have served as an external examiner for projects examining issues related to leadership development and education, women in management, case writing, as well as work and family issues.