David Drewery is the associate director of the Work-Learn Institute (WxL). His research focuses on how organizations can support students in work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences and the benefits organizations gain when doing so. This research agenda includes studies of perceived supervisor support, work engagement, organizational commitment, applicant attraction, employee retention, and talent development--all in the context of WIL.
His research has been published in journals such as Education + Training, Higher Education Research & Development, and Journal of Education and Work. David is also an associate editor of the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning. In 2022, he earned a PhD from the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo where he studied organizational behaviour and service management.