Mark Weber, PhD, MBA, MA is the Eyton Director of the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship & Business at the University of Waterloo (UW), ranked Canada’s most innovative university for 26 consecutive years. Prior to his current role, Mark was the inaugural Director of the Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation at UW and served on the faculty of the Rotman School of Management and UTM at the University of Toronto. He also taught courses at Northwestern University, INSEAD, and the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan. He earned his PhD in Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and also holds a masters degree in social psychology and an MBA.
Mark is an award-winning teacher and researcher. He consults extensively and has provided training and coaching to executives and professionals in the financial services, professional services, technology, telecommunications, broadcast media, entertainment, automotive, pharmaceutical, healthcare and education sectors, and in government at all levels. He also facilitates strategic planning for not-for-profit and for-profit organizations alike. Mark’s early achievements included both national and international awards for public speaking and debating. His pre-academic professional experiences included managerial and leadership roles in municipal government, the financial services sector, and in not-for-profit organizations.
Mark’s research focuses on leadership, cooperation, negotiations, decision-making, and trust. His work has been published in outlets like Research in Organizational Behavior, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Psychology Review, Culture and Negotiation: Integrative Approaches to Theory and Research, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Trust and Distrust across Organizational Contexts: Dilemmas and Approaches, and Personality and Social Psychology Review.
Mark serves on the Advisory Committee for the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement, located at Grebel, and has been teaching a workshop in the Certificate in Conflict Management program since 2013.