BA (University of Western Ontario), MBA (University of Western Ontario), PhD (York University).
Deszca is a professor and currently the Associate MBA Director at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a past Head of the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management Area Group. As MBA Director, he played major leadership roles in the development of the one year full-time program, the executive style off-campus MBA program, the CMA-MBA program and the International Business Concentration.
Deszca has published and/or presented over 100 books, papers, monographs and technical papers. He has taught at a number of universities, including St Francis Xavier, Queen's, York and Audencia (France). During sabbaticals, he has had extended visits with the University of Stellenbosch Graduate Business School (South Africa) and the University of Auckland Business School (New Zealand).
As a consultant, Deszca has focused on the development of organizations and the capacities of the people who work there, strategy enactment, and change management. He has mediated educational labour disputes and delivered many developmental programs for middle and senior lever executives. An interest in entrepreneurship has also led to his involvement in a number of early stage firms. He completed 6 years on the Board of Directors of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada in 2011 and was on the Board of Turbosonic Ltd., prior to its acquisition in 2012.
Deszca‘s current research interests are focused on organizational change and transformation.
During certain semesters, Deszca may have research assistantships opportunities for MBA students interested in organizational change and development and/or projects related to program development. Announcements about these assistantships are done through the MBA office.
Deszca is willing to consider supervising MBA graduate students in the areas related to organizational change, leadership, and organization development.
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