New School of Business directors for FoM
Todd Thexton joined Royal Roads University as an associate faculty member in 2008 and has taught more than 50 courses since. He is an assistant professor and has been the program head for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Business and Sustainability program for the past two years. Todd has taught in all four SoB programs on topics of sustainability, world affairs and economics and is faculty lead for a number of business and social science courses. He has spearheaded several initiatives in SoB including developing new programs, shaping policy, streamlining processes and exploring ways to better support and engage associate faculty. Prior to his career in education, Thexton worked in the public and non-profit sectors in a variety of consulting and leadership roles within the field of health and social services. He holds a Master of Science in Applied Environmental Economics from the University of London School of Oriental & African Studies and Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads; he is currently studying toward his Doctorate of Political Economics at the Swiss Management Centre University.
Robert Mittelman joined Royal Roads in Winter 2014 and is an associate professor of entrepreneurship. He is also associate director for the Eric C. Douglass Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies and lead for the new Graduate Certificate in Corporate Social Innovation. He was one of the Change Leaders for the team that led the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus designation, recognizing Royal Roads as a leader for change and social innovation. The designation enabled us to join a global community of more than 40 universities and colleges. Mittelman's research focuses on social innovation, entrepreneurship and charitable giving. Prior to Royal Roads, Mittelman worked as an entrepreneur, starting and running a number of small businesses and social enterprises in Canada and abroad. He's taught a wide variety of entrepreneurship, international business, and marketing courses at the undergraduate, masters, and executive education levels with students from Canada, Colombia and Iran. Mittelman completed a PhD from Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, a Master of Business Administration from Saïd Business School at University of Oxford, a Bachelor of International Business from Carleton University and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Western University.
Thexton and Mittelman will provide oversight and leadership for student experience and programming at the undergraduate and graduate levels, respectively. Thexton will focus on internal relations and key initiatives with stakeholders across our institution (e.g. associate faculty engagement, quality assurance) while Mittelman will be responsible for external relations and partnership-building (e.g. external reviews, advisory boards, community outreach). The co-directorship is a strategic division of portfolios with close collaboration and synergies.
Please join us in congratulating them both!