|Building:||Dunton Tower, Room 1004|
|Degrees:||BEng Building (Concordia University), MBA (Concordia University), PhD Management (Carleton University)|
Dr. Linda Schweitzer is a highly-distinguished and awarded Professor of Management at the Sprott School of Business. Dr. Schweitzer’s overarching research program examines the “modern career,” and her research is aimed to add clarity and robustness to the career journey—one that paints a truer picture of the realities one faces through their life. She is committed to see a shift in traditional societal thinking around careers as being associated with the “mountain we climb” to instead, describe the journey as the “stones we step” to get to the other side of the creek. “It’s not a destination; it’s a journey.”
Dr. Schweitzer and her co-authors, Sean Lyons and Eddy S. Ng, have been working under a substantial SSHRC grant to study modern careers and have recently published a book: Generational Career Shifts: How Matures, Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials View Work (Emerald Publishing, 2019). From an in-depth study, they developed a very impressive and substantive contribution to the knowledge and understanding of how generations differ in career expectations, values, and attitudes in the workplace. Their work is helping organizations understand generational differences to better recruit, motivate, and retain different age cohorts—to better understand just how generations are different from one another to better manage their age-diverse workforce.
Dr. Schweitzer is also making major contributions to the understanding of generational diversity in the workforce including gender-wage gap; the representation of women in STEM; and diversity in management. And, with thirteen years in her field, Dr. Schweizer has been an expert go-to, frequently giving presentations and invited talks, and is a prominent member of several committees and associations, both within and outside of the Sprott School. Moreover, she is an exceptional leader; acting as Interim Dean from 2017-2019, and remains an outstanding leader in teaching with a pedagogical approach that fosters the love of learning, and a passion for helping students feel prepared for where ever life may take them.