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Alumni Faculty Service Award

Faculty members play a key role in building the unique Ivey learning experience by creating an exciting classroom environment and supporting individual students academically, professionally and personally. Years after graduation, alumni find the words of favourite professors echoing in their ears as they face key business decisions. Many remain in close touch with these extraordinary mentors and "leader breeders."

2021 Award Recipient

Lyn PurdyLyn Purdy

Lyn Purdy is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Associate Dean, Programs at the Ivey Business School. Prior to joining Ivey, she was an Associate Professor at the Centre for Administrative and Information Studies at Western University. She earned at BASc in Chemical Engineering, and an MASc and PhD in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo.

Purdy's research interests include organizational impacts of new technologies and techniques, performance evaluation of supplier organizations, quality management programs and participation of employees, and decision making and the impact of negative information. She has authored or co-authored several articles which have appeared in such publications as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the Journal of Management Systems, the Sloan Management Review, Journal of Operations Management and Behaviour and Information Technology.

Service Contributing to Nomination/Award Selection:

  • Associate Dean, Programs – 2017-Present
  • Member of the Ivey Strategy Steering Committee – 2019-Present
  • Highly rated professor across HBA, MBA, EMBA, PhD and Executive Education programs –1996-Present
  • EMBA Program Director – 2012-2017
  • Member of the Diversity in the Classroom Committee – 2015-2017
  • Chair, Ivey Business School Teaching Excellence Committee – 2008-2010
  • Member of the MBA Program Review Task Force – 2008

Previous Recipients

Professor Mary Crossan, MBA ’85, PhD ’91
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Associate Professor Nicole Haggerty, HBA ’89, PhD ’04
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Professor Emeritus Ross Archibald, HBA ’58
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Associate Professor Craig Dunbar
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Professor Emeritus Rod White, HBA ’74
Watch the video presented at Ivey Homecoming in 2016.

Professor Gerard Seijts
Watch the video presented at Ivey Homecoming in 2015.

Professor Emeritus Jim Erskine, MBA ’67
Watch the video presented at Ivey Homecoming in 2014.

Professor Emeritus Murray Bryant
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Professor Emeritus David Conklin
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Professor Emeritus Kenneth (Ken) G. Hardy, HBA ’63
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Professor Emeritus James (Jim) Hatch

Professor Eric Morse

Professor Emeritus Jeffrey Gandz

Professor Emeritus Rick Robertson, HBA ’75, MBA ’84, PhD ’87

Professor Emeritus Joe DiStefano and Professor Emeritus Larry Wynant, MBA ’72

Professor Emeritus John Graham, MBA ’58, and Professor Michael Parent

Professor Emeritus Michael Pearce, HBA ’68, and Professor Emeritus Kathleen Slaughter