Wendi Adair

Wendi Adair

Co-Principal Investigator; Interpersonal Trust Lead

Wendi L. Adair (M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management) is associate professor and director of the Culture at Work Lab at University of Waterloo, Ontario. Professor Adair’s current research examines the impact of culture on communication, for example what is said and what is not said, and interdependent work outcomes, such as communication effectiveness, conflict resolution, trust, and team performance. She also investigates culture and the self at work, examining work values, the meaning of work, and adaptation in multicultural teams.

Catherine Kwantes

Catherine Kwantes

Co-Principal Investigator; Cultures of Trust Lead

Catherine Kwantes (Ph.D.) is a co-principle investigator of the Indigenous Workways project. She is professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology in the Psychology Department, and director of the Culture and Organizational Research Centre at the University of Windsor. She received an MSc in Clinical Psychology, and MA and PhD degrees in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Her area of research is on the intersection of societal and organizational cultures, and how societal cultures affect perceptions of trustworthiness in organizations, workplace interactions, and employee attitudes.

Lori Campbell

Lori Campbell

Networks of Trust Lead; Ethics and Methods Trainer

Lori Campbell is a 2-Spirit nēhiyaw āpihtākosisān iskwew from Treaty 6 territory in kīwētinohk kisiskāciwan. Lori is an intergenerational survivor of the Indian Residential School system and a child from the Sixties Scoop generation. She is proud to say that over the last 25 years she has managed to locate and contact not only her birth mom, but all 6 of her living siblings – scattered across three provinces in what is currently known as Canada. Her life experiences have contributed not only to her understanding of Indigenous issues, but also to her passion for education.

Leanne Gosse

Leanne Gosse

Interpersonal Trust Co-Investigator

Leanne Gosse is a professor of community and criminal justice at Conestoga College. Her research interests include justice and forgiveness in work organizations, safe space in communities for marginalized groups and human rights. Leanne also works as an associate consultant in industrial psychology. She uses her knowledge of psychological theory and measurement to help organizations assess and develop their executives. Leanne holds a PhD in social and personality psychology from Brock University and an MA in social and developmental psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Michael Gross

Michael Gross

Interpersonal Trust Co-Investigator; Coding Trainer

Michael A. Gross is a professor in the Department of Management at Colorado State University. He is also the editor-in-chief for Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, a 2017 dean's scholar, the 2016 past division chair, Conflict Management Division, Academy of Management, and the 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award for the College of Business. He earned his Ph.D. at Arizona State University, and his current research interests focus on crying in the workplace, conflict, and verbal aggression.

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Indigenous Workways acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples.

The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations, also known as the Haudensaunee people. This land includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

The University of Windsor sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie.

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