Leslie Wardley

Assistant Professor, Marketing
Organizational Management, Shannon School of Business
902-563-1176

SB-220

Adjunct Professor

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering | Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science

Ryerson University | 1 Dundas Street W | Toronto,  ON, Canada, YDI 1663

Adjunct Professor

School of Business |Nipissing University | 100 College Drive, Box 5002 |North Bay, ON, Canada, P1B 8L7

Email: lesliew@nipissingu.ca

Biography:

Dr. Leslie J. Wardley (Ph.D.) is an accomplished scholar with multiple papers published in peer-refereed journals and presented at peer-reviewed national and international conferences. Wardley’s research advances our knowledge regarding the psychology of how consumers select between alternative options (e.g., products, suppliers and brands), how consumers are influenced by their environment (e.g., culture, family, technology, and living arrangement) and determines consumer motivation and decision-making strategies. Wardley’s work with various community-based service providers (North Bay Regional Health Centre, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ryerson University, Laurentian University, Nipissing University, Cape Breton University, the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Horizon Achievement Centre, Breton Ability Center, and Celtic Colours International Festival) has helped many organizations align their operations with evidence-based best practices.

Dr. Wardley began her professional career in small business management and later expanded her expertise to university administration. After shifting from administration to become a faculty member, she continued to concentration her efforts on higher education policies and administration.  Her Ph.D. focused on the co-creation of value and the institutional commitment of students within the post-secondary sector.  This work garnered an award for the best Ph.D. dissertation in Canada (2015) bestowed by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), an honorary mention at the 2016 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) conference and she has published her findings in an ‘A’ ranked journal (Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research).

Academic Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Human Studies, Management and Higher Education

Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario

Master of Business Administration

Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)

Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario

Advanced Diploma in Business Administration Accounting

Canadore College, North Bay, Ontario

Teaching Areas:

Research Methods (Qualitative and Quantitative), Marketing, Organizational Behaviour and Entrepreneurial (New Ventures)

Research Areas:

Organization Studies, Community Economic Development and Marketing

Research Interests:

Higher Education, Work Design, Co-Creation of Value, Experiential Learning, Institutional Commitment, Cultural Tourism, Consumer Behaviour, Branding, Social Enterprises

Current & Future Research:

Dr. Wardley is currently engaged in a research program which explores: marketing in higher education; brand image effects; work design; experiential learning; cultural tourism and ethical transparency in the accounting profession.

Example of recent research:

Refereed Publications (Peer Reviewed)

  • Wardley, L.J., Bélanger, C.H., and Bali, S., (2018), “Millennials Are Comfortable with Technology: Does It Lead to Learning?” International Journal of Business and Management. 13(9). DOI:10.5539/ijbm.v13n9p1

 

  • Wardley, L.J., Leonard, V.M., and Bélanger, C.H. (2018), “Assessing the Ontario Chartered Accountant Association’s Disciplinary Process: Can Self-Governance, Public Interest and Capitalism Ever Coexist?” Accountancy Business and the Public Interest. 17(1), pp 63-88 ISSN number 1745-7718

 

  • Wardley, L.J. and Bélanger, C.H. (2017), “Customer Service, University Student Segmentation and Institutional Commitment.” International Journal of Innovation and Learning. 22(4). org/10.1504/IJIL.2017.087488

 

  • Wardley, L.J., Bélanger, C.H. and Nadeau, J. (2017), “A Co-Creation Shift in Learning Management: Work Design for Institutional Commitment and Personal Growth.” Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 74(6), pp 997–1013. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-016-0090-0

 

  • Leonard, V.M., Bélanger, C.H., and Wardley, L.J. (2016), “Examining the Ethical Behaviour of Ontario Chartered Accountants: A Longitudinal Review of the Disciplinary Process,” Accounting Perspectives. 15(3), pp.169-199.

 

 

  • Wardley, L. J. and Mang, C. F. (2015). “Student Observations: Introducing iPads Into University Classrooms,” Education and Information Technologies. 1 -18.

 

  • Wardley, L.J., Mullen, K.A., Bélanger, C.H., and Reid, R. D. (2014), “Organizational Development: Driving Forces and Barriers Encountered When Implementing Smoking Cessation Programs,” International Journal of Business Administration. 5,(3) DOI: 10.5430/ijba.v5n3p19

 

  • Mang, C. and Wardley, L.J. (2013), “Student Perceptions of Using Tablet Technology in Post-Secondary Classes,” Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. 39(4), pp. 1-16.

 

  • Wardley, L.J., Bélanger, C.H., and Leonard, V.M. (2013), “Institutional Commitment of Traditional and Non-Traditional-Aged Students: A Potential Brand Measurement?” The Journal of Marketing for Higher Education. vol. 23, (1), pp. 90-112. DOI:10.1080/08841241.2013.810691

 

·           Wardley, L.J. and Bélanger, C.H. (2013), “Rites of Passage: Does Adaptation to University Mean Severing Prior Connections?” Tertiary Education and Management. vol. 19, (1), pp. 32-51. DOI:10.1080/13583883.2012.742557

 

·           Mang, C. and Wardley, L.J. (2012), “Effective Strategies for Integrating Mobile Technologies in Post-Secondary Education:  The Use of iPads in Undergraduate Classes,” Journal of Information Technology Education. vol. 11, pp. 301-317.

 

Chapter Edited Books

  • Bélanger, C.H. and Wardley, L.J. (2013), “Can Too Much Diversity Be a Threat to Identity?” In P. Pohlenz (ed.), Diversität in der Wissenschaft. Berlin, Germany; UVW Verlag. pp. 211- 232.

 

Non-Referred Publications

  • Wardley, L.J, Bélanger, C.H., Hayes, D., and Leonard, V.M., (2018), “Public Trust: How Does the Accounting Industry Stack up?” Workplace Review. pp 40-56. www.smu.ca/academics/sobey/workplace/welcome.html

 

  • Albert, S. with contributions from Averill, G., Kelly, M., Logan, J., Rose, M., Wiggers, R. and Wardley, L. (July, 2010), “Student Retention – A Moving Target,” Council of Ontario Universities Working Papers.

 

Other Refereed Contributions (Peer Reviewed)

 

  • Wardley, L.J., Hayes, D., and Macneil, C.S. (2018), “Comparing the Canadian Accounting Profession After Unification.” (Moncton, Canada: Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB), Sept. 28 – 30).

 

  • Wardley, L.J., Karvinen, K., Bennison, H., and Seguin, J. (2018), “The Healthy Living Clinic (HLC): Insights from Providing Physical Activity and Clinical Support to Patients With a Mental Disorder Diagnosis” (Toronto, Canada: Administration Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), May 26 – 29).

 

  • Macneil, C.S. and Wardley, L.J., (2018), “Nova Scotia Needs Doctors. How Do We Attached and Keep Them? (Toronto, Canada: Administration Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), May 26 – 29).

 

  • Hayes, D., Wardley, L.J., and Leonard, V. M. (2017), “Unification of the Canadian Accounting Profession: The Future Outlook of the Disciplinary Process in Ontario.” (Wolfville, Canada: Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB), Sept. 30 – October 1st).

 

  • Wardley, L.J., Nadeau, J, and Bélanger, C. (2017), “Using Business Students to Test a Student Engagement Work Design Model.” (Wolfville, Canada: Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB), Sept. 30 – October 1st).

 

  • Macneil, C.S. and Wardley, L.J., (2017), “A Program Evaluation of Physician Recruitment in the Eastern Zone of Nova Scotia Health Authority.” (Wolfville, Canada: Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB), Sept. 30 – October 1st).

 

  • Wardley, L.J., Callary B., Ostashewski, M., and Griscti.O. (2017). “The Process of Conducting Interdisciplinary Yoga Research.” (Wolfville, Canada: Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB), Sept. 30 – October 1st).

 

  • Hayes, D., Wardley, L.J., and Leonard, V. M. (2017), “Self-Governance: An Acceptable Disciplinary Process in the Accounting Industry?” (Wolfville, Canada: Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB), Sept. 30 – October 1st).

 

  • Callary B., Wardley, L.J., Ostashewski, M., and Griscti.O. (2017). “Interdisciplinary Yoga Research Group Pilot Project: Examining Effects of Looming Labour Dispute on Campus.” (Sydney, Canada: Recreation Nova Scotia Conference, Sept. 27 – 29).

 

·         Wardley, L.J., Leonard, V.M., and Bélanger, C.H., (2017), “Examining the Disciplinary Process of former Ontario Chartered Accountants: Severity of Charge versus Sanction and Penalty”. (Montreal, Canada: Administration Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), May 29 – June 1).

 

·         Wardley, L.J., Carter, L., and D’Antonio, G., (2016), “M-Learning in an Undergraduate Business Program: A Disconnect Between Recruitment Promises and Reality?” (Halifax, Canada: Atlantic Schools of Business, October 22-23).

 

·         Wardley, L.J, Leonard, V.M., Hayes, D., and Bélanger, C.H., (2016), “Examining the Disciplinary Process of Ontario Chartered Accountants: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?” (Halifax, Canada: Atlantic Schools of Business, October 22-23).

 

·         Snow, K., Wardley, L.J., and Carter, L., (2016), “Experiential Learning in Online Distance Education Settings: Seeking Equitable Opportunities through Strategy and Disposition?” (Sydney, Canada: Canada’s Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research (COHERE), October 13-14).

 

·         Wardley, L.J., Bélanger, C.H., and Nadeau, J., (2016), “A Co-Creation Shift in Learning Management: Work Design for Institution Commitment and Personal Growth”. (Edmonton, Canada: Administration Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), June 3 – 7).  (Awarded Honourable Mention)

 

·         Carter, L., Snow, K., and Wardley, L.J., (2016), “Experiential Education in Online Spaces: Real Possibilities or Pipe Dream?”(Waterloo, Canada: Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE)/ Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), May 30 – June 2).

 

·         Wardley, L.J. (2015), “The Current University Focus: An Emphasis on Providing Customer Service Over Engagement?”(Ottawa, Canada: Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), May 31 – June 2).

 

·         Bélanger, C.H., Leonard, V.M., and Wardley, L.J. (2014), “Examining the Ethical Behaviour of Chartered Accountants: A 25-year Retrospect.” (Essen, Germany: European Higher Education Society, August 27-30).

 

·         Wardley, L. J. (2014), “Viewing Students as Consumers.” (Sudbury, ON: Laurentian University 7th Annual Research Colloquium, April 11). 

 

·         Wardley, L.J., Bélanger, C.H., and Leonard, V.M. (2012), “Age Shifts in University Enrolment: Re-Assessing Relationship Marketing.” (Stavanger, Norway: European Higher Education Society, September 5-8).

 

·         Wardley, L., Nadeau, J. and Pegoraro, A. (2012), “A New World of Marketing Higher Education: How Does Institutional Commitment Vary Depending on Intrinsic Factors and Entry Point?” (St. John’s, Newfoundland: Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, June 9-12).

 

·         Wardley, L. J. (2012), “Age Shifts in University Enrolment: A Potential Brand Measurement?” (Sudbury, ON: Laurentian University 5th Annual Research Colloquium, April 11).

 

·         Mang, C. and Wardley, L. J. (2011), “Effective Strategies for Integrating Mobile Technologies in Post-Secondary Education:  The Use of iPads in Undergraduate Classes.” (Ontario, Canada: Teaching & Learning Integrating Practices, December 7).

 

·         Wardley, L., Bélanger, C., and Zhokhova, A. (2011), “Can Too Much Diversity Be A Threat To Identity?” (Warsaw, Poland: European Higher Education Society, August 28-31).

 

·         Wardley, L. and Pegoraro, A. (2010), “Exploration of Entry Point and Retention Factors of Undergraduate University Students in Their First Year.” (Montreal, Canada: Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, May 24-June 4).