Assistant Professor | Organization and Human Behaviour

Will Zhao HeadshotWill Zhao is an Assistant Professor in Organization and Human Behaviour at the Stratford School, University of Waterloo. His PhD is from the French Grande Ecole Emlyon Business School, and he conducted his postdoctoral research as a SCANCOR scholar at Stanford University. Prior to Waterloo, Will was an award-winning faculty member at an AACSB-accredited Canadian business school, where he received his first promotion to tenured associate professor. 

As an interdisciplinary researcher, he studies innovation from organizational, educational, and engineering perspectives, using multimodal methods that draw on semiotics, rhetoric, and artificial intelligence perspectives. He publishes in business, education, engineering, and interdisciplinary journals.

* Will holds the approved doctoral dissertation supervisor status and welcomes inquiries from aspiring master's, doctoral, or postdoctoral researchers interested in pursuing boundary-spanning research on innovation around these keywords: Organization, Social Impact, Education, Multimodal Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Semiotics, and Applied Rhetoric.

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