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Rotman School of Management
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Richard Powers is the National Academic Director, Directors Education Program and Governance Essentials Program. Rick recently completed a 5-year term as the Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Rotman MBA and Master of Finance Programs. A recipient of numerous teaching awards, Rick’s areas of expertise include corporate governance, ethics, business and corporate law and sports marketing. He also teaches in Rotman’s Executive MBA, OMNIUM, MBA and Executive Education Programs. He is a director of several not-for-profit organizations and frequently comments on legal and governance issues in various media across Canada.

Academic Positions

  • 2005-2008  Assistant Dean and Executive Director, MBA Programs; Rotman School of Management
  • 2004-2009  Academic Director, Directors Education Program, Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials Program; Rotman School
  • 1992-present  Senior Lecturer; Rotman School of Management
  • 2000-2005  Vice Chair, Department of Mgmt.; UofT at Scarborough
  • 1994-2005  Lecturer; York University
  • 1979-1986  Adjunct Professor; Queen''s University

Honors and Awards

  • 2000-2005  Teaching Excellence Awards; Rotman School of Management
  • 1999  Teaching Award; UofT at Scarborough
  • Alumni Service Award; Queen''s University
  • Rector of Queen''s University
  • Tricolour Award; Queen''s University

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