I came to academia after working the private sector for seventeen years. I was also a volunteer union activist during that time. I have long been interested in how the modern workplace developed. My recent publications have focused on the development of management in post-World War II Canada, and also on management interaction with unions. My first book was a case study of a large composite local union in Canada from 1950 to 1990.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Canadian and American labor and working-class history
History of management in Canada and the United States