Dana joined Carleton University from De Montfort University in Leicester, England, where she was the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law and Pro Vice Chancellor for Enterprise. Prior to this, she was the Director of the MBA at Oxford University's Said Business School (2013-2016), Professor of Strategic Management and Academic Director of the joint DBA with Sun Yat Sen University at EMLYON Business School in Lyon, France (2010-2013) and University Lecturer in International Business and Management Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University (2005-2010). Dana has also held Visiting Professor roles at Oxford University, Instituto de Empressa Business School and the American University in Cairo. She is an Honorary Professor at the Leicester Castle Business School at De Montfort University.
In addition to experience working in academic institutions, Dana has also worked in business and with a number of new start-ups, including Amazon.com in its early years. She has helped to establish a number of active learning initiatives for entrepreneurs, and has a particular interest in social entrepreneurship and its impact on local economic development. Dana is president of the board and works on educational and social enterprise development for Warm Heart Worldwide in Phrao, Thailand. She also serves as chair of the board for Lucky Iron Fish, a social enterprise improving health worldwide. Dana is a member of the governing body of the Vedica Scholars Program for Women in New Delhi, India and serves on the board for the Kanata North Business Association in Ottawa, Canada. From 2007-2019, Dana worked as an adviser and member of the selection committee for the Alfa Fellowship Program in Russia. She was a founding board member of the Leicester Business Festival Community Interest Company.
Dana holds a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University, an M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies from Oxford University, and a PhD in Political Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She won a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford in 1994. Dana has trained as an Executive Coach with Meyler Campbell in London and has incorporated coaching into her role as a manager and into MBA and executive education curricula.
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