Associate Professor Avner Levin (SJD, Toronto) is the Chair of the Law and Business Department at the Ted Rogers School of Management, and the Director of the Privacy Institute.
Law and Business
Dr. Avner's research interests include the legal regulation and protection of privacy and personal information in various sectors across jurisdictions, both within Canada and internationally. Professor Levin is currently researching privacy on online social networks, and has studied privacy in the workplace, in research projects funded by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Contributions Program.
A report on workplace privacy, titled “Under the Radar: The Employer Perspective on Workplace Privacy” was published in 2006.
Mary K. Foster (PhD, Columbia) is a Professor of Marketing. Dr. Foster has 20 years experience providing strategic consultation and marketing research expertise to non-profit and public sector organizations as well as to private sector companies.
Mary Foster’s research interests include ethnic diversity, women in management, management education, and the non-profit and voluntary sector.
Full Professor Tony Hernandez (PhD, Manchester) is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (CSCA) - a university research centre based at Ryerson University and the holder of the Eaton Chair in Retailing. Dr. Hernandez serves as a member of the North American Research Taskforce of the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). Prior to joining Ryerson in 1999, Dr. Hernandez worked in the UK within the university sector, and the planning profession.
Dr. Tony Hernandez coordinates a number of publicly and privately funded research projects that focus on location change within the retail and service economy.
As a Full Professor in the Department of Geography, Tony teaches courses in retail location geodemographics and segmetation at the undergraduate and graduate level, specializing in retail decision support.
Position Currently Held:
Director, The Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (CSCA)
Wendy Cukier (PhD, Schulich School of Business, York University, 2002, MBA, University of Toronto, 1986) is Associate Dean (Academic), and Associate Professor, Information Technology Management. Wendy Cukier is recognized as one of Canada's leading authorities on emerging technologies and has over 20 years experience as a consultant to industry and government. In 1991 she won the Canadian Business Telecommunications Alliance (CBTA) President's award for her contribution to the industry. She has led the design and redevelopment of the ITM Curriculum and the Joint Graduate Program (with York) in Communication and Culture and has also supervised several M.A. and PhD. students.
Professor Cukier has been awarded the YWCA Woman of Distinction, 1996, and was named by the University of Toronto as one of their "100 Alumni who shaped the Century". In 1999 she received the Governor General's Meritorious Service Cross, one of Canada's highest Civilian Honours.
Information Technology Management
Professor Cukier's research spans innovation processes, emerging technology, technology discourse and impact, advocacy networks, social marketing and public policy. She recently was awarded a three year $90,000 grant from SSHRC to explore discourses of learning, e-business and the information highway.
Selected Publications & Presentations:
Dr. Cukier has presented and published over 200 papers and articles and is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail's Report on Business. She is the coauthor of Innovation Nation: From Java to Jurassic Park, Wiley, 2002.
Position Currently Held:
Associate Dean (Academic), and Associate Professor
Associate Professor Linying Dong (PhD, London) is a faculty member of the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management at Ryerson University. She earned her Ph. D. at Richard Ivey School of Business, the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Dong's research focuses on management support, leadership, privacy, and IS implementations and adoption.
Selected Publications & Presentations:
Linying Dong's work appears in leading IS journals including European Journal of Information Systems, Communications of the AIS, and Business Process Management Journal.
Assistant Professor Roy Ng (DBA(c), Manchester) has over 20 years of communication networks and IT management experience in executive management, consulting, information security infrastructure and network engineering.
Prior to joining Ryerson University, he had held various senior management positions including Area Vice President and Managing Director in Avaya Canada Inc; Director, Consulting Services for CGI. He was a founding partner in a telecommunications consulting and IT project management startup company.
In the area of information security and project management, he holds professional designations as Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Project Management Professional and Stanford Certified Program Manager from Stanford University. He is also a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association in Ontario and a Senior Member with the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers.
A frequent panel speaker and conference presenter, Roy Ng's research interest includes Information Assurance, Security, Privacy in Electronic Health Record and Secured network communications.
A Research Fellow with the Institute, Kathleen E. Greenaway is a former faculty member of the Ted Rogers School of ITM. She holds a PhD in Management and an MPA from Queen’s University, and an MBA from Western University.
Dr. Greenaway’s main projects concern the privacy behaviors of organizations and investigating, among other topics, trust and distrust in privacy, and the institutional environment of privacy in different sectors. Her research with the Ryerson Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute includes collaborating on an investigation into the privacy implications of social networking systems (i.e., Facebook), and the key information privacy and security issues facing Canadian organizations.
Selected Publications & Presentations:
Kathleen E. Greenaway has been published in MIS Quarterly Executive, the Journal of the AIS, Communications of the AIS, and has served as a reviewer of privacy manuscripts for several journals including MISQ, ISJ, Surveillance and Society, and The Information Society.
Her most recent publication is:
Greenaway, K. and Y. Chan. (2013). Designing a Customer Information Privacy Program Aligned with Organizational Priorities. MIS Quarterly Executive (12:3).
Associate Professor Bettina West (DBA, Henley) is a member of the Marketing department in the Ted Rogers School of Business Management, where she teaches courses in Marketing, Research Methods, and Business Ethics. Tina earned her doctorate in Business Administration at Henley Business School, University of Reading, U.K. in 2011.
Dr. West's research interests include topics related to corporate social responsibility, reputation, social media marketing and management education.
Bob Hudyma has been a Ryerson faculty member since 2000 where he is responsible for developing and delivering courses in telecommunications and information security systems. Before joining Ryerson, he held senior management positions over a period of fifteen years with responsibilities for new product development in computers, consumer electronics, consumer durables and responsibilities for corporate restructuring following various mergers and acquisitions in large multi-national corporations including operations in the Far East and Europe. Early in his career he held positions at Bell Northern Research and was a founding partner in a telecommunications startup company that developed a family of encryption products.
Dr. Ali Miri is a Full Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Computer Science, Ryerson University. He has over 20 years of experience working in computer networks, security and privacy technologies and their applications both in academia and industry. He is the author of more than 165 peer-reviewed papers in international conferences and journals, including 5 books and 4 patents. He has supervised 8 PDF, 12 PhD, 22 Master's, and 7 BSc students, and is currently supervising 7 PhD, and 2 Master's students. He has also overseen successful completion of a large number of industry-related projects, which have received over $6.6M in research funding.
Ramona Pringle (MPS, BFA.) is a producer, interactive video artist and host. She specializes in digital multiplatform production and has developed and produced work for CBC, TVO, CTV and PBS where she worked as interactive producer on Frontline’s Digital Nation.
Ramona is currently in production on Rdigitalife.com, which explores the evolving relationship between people and technology, and an interactive documentary project based on her research project Avatar Secrets which has been featured in the New York Times, and presented at events including SXSW, TEDx and Ignite.
As a video artist, she has produced several installations including her Master’s thesis Paranoia, exploring emotional perception in the interactive cinematic experience, and Rdigitalive, a live documentary remix presented at Nuit Blanche. Installations produced with the PeakMedia Collective have been exhibited at the New York Hall of Science, Sherway Gardens and Casino Niagara.
As an actress, she has enjoyed numerous roles alongside some of Hollywood’s top stars on such films as Shoot’em Up and Cinderella Man. Her hosting work includes CBC’s daily pop culture show The X, and the webcast of Idea City.
Ramona has a Master’s Degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and a BFA Honours Degree in Film & Video from York University.
Daria Ilkina is a Master of Management Sciences candidate at Ryerson University. Prior to joining the Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute in Toronto, she worked in Helsinki, Finland, assisting in the internationalization strategy development of a multinational recruitment group and negotiating with their prospective partners in CIS countries and Middle East.
Daria Ilkina holds BBA degree from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki, Finland), and Diplome Universitaire d'Etudes Generales II from Université d'Auvergne Clermont-Ferrand I (Clermont-Ferrand, France). She also studied Advertising Management at The Institute of Advertising (Kyiv, Ukraine), and Foreign Economics and Management at Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics (Kyiv, Ukraine).