Gary Wagenheim , Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • McColl School of Business

Dr. Gary Wagenheim has established himself as a scholar in the field of organizational behavior teaching and as a prominent educator in training and development for organizational and individual change. He is adjunct professor of management at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, Aalto University Executive Education (formerly Helsinki School of Economics), and the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, and former professor of organizational leadership in the School of Technology at Purdue University. He has extensive experience teaching international executive development programs and graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior, leadership, coaching, and interpersonal skills. He has taught throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Dr. Wagenheim is a member of the Learning Strategies Group at Simon Fraser University that specializes in providing customized education programs for organizations and a former external faculty member for McKinsey & Company. In addition, he owns and operates Wagenheim Advisory Group that provides corporate training, coaching, and organizational development programs. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Wagenheim started, owned, and managed a chain of retail clothing stores for over 13 years that he sold to employees.

While at Purdue University, Dr. Wagenheim established himself as an outstanding educator as students and colleagues recognized him for his excellence in teaching by bestowing three departmental Outstanding Non-tenured Faculty awards, one Outstanding Teaching award, two Outstanding Tenured Faculty awards, and one Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Honor Roll award. Each year Dr. Wagenheim’s student course evaluations consistently rank among the highest at Purdue University and Simon Fraser University. Dr. Wagenheim was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society in 1997 in recognition of his excellence in scholarship and teaching, and into Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Business Teaching Honor Roll in 2003, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
He has published one book and eleven academic articles and training and development learning activities in The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, The Journal of Management Education, The Annual for Consulting, The Leadership Challenge Activities Book, The HR Handbook, The Annual for Training, 101 Great Games and Activities, The Training and Performance Sourcebook, and The Annual for Developing Human Resources. He has published 30 refereed conference paper proceedings, presented 40 refereed conference papers with workshops, published five articles in popular journals and newsletters, and been featured in five published interviews.

A partial list of clients includes: Yahoo, Nokia, HP, Alcan, Cramo, Liteon Mobile, YIT, Whirlpool, Bethlehem Steel, Deloitte, Eaton, UPM-Kymmene, United Way, Beechcraft, Teck, Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, Albany International, Metso, Sanoma, Comptel, Vaasan, Kemira, Elcoteq, PMC-Sierra, British Columbia Transmission Corporation, G&F Financial Group, QuestAir, Radical Entertainment, Engineering Human Resources Association, BC Children’s Hospital, Canadian Dental Association, Channel M, Lafarge, Salvation Army, US Department of Agriculture, National Association of Electrical Distributors, and Westland Insurance.

Dr. Wagenheim received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, an M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior/ Organizational Change and Development from Syracuse University, and a B.S. in Business and Management from the University of Maryland. In addition, he is qualified by the Association of Psychological Type to administer psychometric assessments, and certified as a professional facilitator by the Institute of Cultural Affairs and the Kettering Foundation.


  • Ph.D.  - Human and Organizational Systems; Fielding Graduate University
  • M.A.  - Human and Organizational Systems; Fielding Graduate University
  • M.B.A.  - Organizational Behavior/ Organizational Change and Development; Syracuse University
  • B.S.  - Business and Management; University of Maryland
  • McColl School Facebook
  • YouTube
  • McColl School Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Latest Tweet