Wendy is an award-winning teacher and researcher who is the director of the EMBA Program and associate professor in the department of management at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University. After a 20-year career working in national and multinational businesses as a senior leader and executive, Wendy joined Saint Mary's University 10 years ago. She researches in the areas of workforce strategies, human resource management, employee and industrial relations, leadership, and evidence-based decision-making. As a practitioner-turned-academic, Wendy has worked to develop and integrate approaches and techniques for organizational leaders to bring back to their workplaces. She has received six student-driven teaching awards and two peer-driven, including the Dr. Geraldine Thomas Education Leadership Award for 2018. For her role as an educator and researcher with an impact on practice, Wendy has been named one of the Top HR Professionals of 2016 in Canada by Canadian HR Reporter magazine.