Lecturer, Associate Director, Undergraduate and Non-Degree Programs


Email: mhurwitz@uwaterloo.ca

Phone: 519-888-4567 x41946

Location: E7 2316

Marc Hurwitz, PhD, MBA, MSc, is a Lecturer and Associate Director, Undergraduate and Non-Degree Programss at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. In his former role, he was an Assistant Professor at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and is currently the Chief Innovation Officer for FliPskills. Marc earned his PhD from the University of Waterloo, his MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and his MSc from McMaster University. 

Expertise:

  • Followership
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships

Teaching

Education

  • PhD, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Waterloo, 2010
  • MBA, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2000
  • MSc, Applied Mathematics, University of Guelph, 1988
  • MSc, Theoretical Physics, McMaster University, 1984
  • BSc, Theoretical Physics, University of Guelph, 1983
  • Certified Management Consultant (CMC), 2017
  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist, Dalhousie University, 2005
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute, 1998

Academic positions

  • Associate Director, Undergraduate and Non-Degree Programs, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, University of Waterloo. 2019
  • Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, University of Waterloo. 2016
  • Lecturer, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, University of Waterloo. August 2014 - present
  • Assistant Professor, School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University. September 2012 - July 2014
  • Adjunct Lecturer, School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University. January 2002 - August 2012

Industry experience

  • Chief Innovation Officer, FliPskills. 2004 - present
  • Consulting Partner, Thinkx IC. 2006 - 2011
  • Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Communication, Manulife Financial. 2003 - 2006
  • Director, Marketing and Communication, Manulife Financial. 2000 - 2003
  • Manager, Stochastic Risk Pricing, Manulife Financial. 1999 - 2000
  • Human Resources Consultant, Manulife Financial. 1997 - 1999
  • President, Math Plus Learning Centres. 1990 - 1997

Research interests

Marc's expertise is in the areas of followership, leadership, innovation, and partnerships. His current research projects are on collaboration and how it can be measured, identified, and improved from the interpersonal and team, to the organizational level. His other interests centre around techniques for improving creativity and innovation in people, teams, and organizations.

    Selected publications

    • Hurwitz, M. (2018).  Exploring distributed leadership: A leader-follower collaborative lens. In N. Chatwani (Ed.), Distributed leadership: The dynamics of balancing leadership with followership. Springer-Palgrave. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59581-8_1
    • Hurwitz, M. (2017). Followership: A classroom exercise to introduce the concept. Management Teaching Review. DOI: 10.1177/2379298117717468
    • Hurwitz, M., & Koonce, R. (2017). The practice of followership: From theory to application. Journal of Leadership Studies, 10(3), 41-44. DOI:10.1002/jls – note: we also edited the symposium in this edition
    • Hurwitz, M. & Hurwitz, S. (2016). A mistake in the numbers. In R. Koonce, M. Bligh, M. Carsten, & M. Hurwitz (Eds.), Followership in action. Bradford, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
    • Hurwitz, M. & Hurwitz, S. (2016). The acquired executive. In R. Koonce, M. Bligh, M. Carsten, & M. Hurwitz (Eds.), Followership in action. Bradford, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
    • Koonce, R., Bligh, M., Carsten, M., & Hurwitz, M. (Eds.) (2016). Followership in action: Cases and commentaries. Bradford, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
    • Hurwitz, M. & Hurwitz. S. (2015). Leadership is half the story: A fresh look at followership, leadership, and collaboration. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
    • Hurwitz, M. (2015). How to be a better follower. In D. DeRuyver & J. Gardiner (Eds.), Becoming a better leader: Applying key strategies (pp. 22-29). Routledge, jointly with International Leadership Association.
    • Colbry, S., Hurwitz, M., & Adair, R. (2014). Collaboration theory. Journal of Leadership Studies, 13, 4, 63-75.
    • Cavezian, C., Valadao, D., Hurwitz, M., Saoud, M., & Danckert, J. 2012. Finding centre: Ocular and fMRI investigations of bisection and landmark task performance. Brain Research, 1437: 89-103.
    • Hurwitz, S. & Hurwitz, M. 2012. Foundations of leadership and followership. The Bottom Line.
    • Hurwitz, M., Valadao, D., & Danckert, J. 2011. Functional MRI of
      dynamic judgments of spatial extent. Experimental Brain Research, 214: 61-72.
    • Hurwitz, S. & Hurwitz, M. 2011. Be agile and adaptable to tackle change. The Bottom Line, September 2011, 15-­19.
    • Hurwitz, M., Valadao, D., & Danckert, J. 2011. Static versus dynamic judgments of spatial extent. Experimental Brain Research, 209: 271-286.
    • Hurwitz, S. & Hurwitz, M. 2010. The missing ingredient in talent development. Management Magazine, May, 2010.​
    • Hurwitz, M. & Hurwitz, S. 2009. The romance of the follower: part 3. Industrial and Commercial Training, 41(6): 326-333.
    • Hurwitz, M. & Hurwitz, S. 2009. The romance of the follower: part 2. Industrial and Commercial Training, 41(4): 199-206.
    • Hurwitz, M. & Hurwitz, S. 2009. The romance of the follower: part 1. Industrial and Commercial Training, 41(2): 80-86.

    Selected awards and honours

    2017 Outstanding Performance Award, University of Waterloo

    2011, 2002

    Recognition of teaching excellence in finance, Associate Dean of Business, Wilfrid Laurier University
    2009,
    2008, 2007
    NSERC PGS-D, University of Waterloo
    2000

    Gold Medalist, School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University

    Awarded for top graduating grade point average (GPA).

    1988 Distinction awarded to MSc thesis, University of Guelph
    1983 MacNaughton Medal, University of Guelph
    Affiliation: 
    University of Waterloo

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