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Dr. Angela Workman-Stark

Dr. Angela Workman-Stark

Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior

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Following more than 24 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (with nearly half this time in senior leadership roles), Dr. Angela Workman-Stark joined the Faculty of Business in the spring of 2016. In her role as associate professor of organizational behavior, she brings intersecting leadership and research skills, and a long-standing, values-driven commitment to diversity, inclusion, and organizational sustainability. Notably, she brings her experience overseeing RCMP efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace in response to allegations of discrimination and harassment.

As a second career academic, Angela has attained research success, a credible publication record, and wide uptake of her research findings. She has also established herself as a leading international expert in the critical area of workplace exclusion/inclusion within historically masculine occupations. Her research identifies the association of masculine cultures with several negative outcomes for organizations and people, particularly those with marginalized identities, and seeks to offer potential strategies to reduce harm.

Angela works with organizations in Canada and internationally on creating more inclusive workplaces. She has delivered numerous national and international conference presentations, keynotes, and workshops on leadership and cultural change, and is the author of the book, Inclusive Policing from the Inside Out. In 2017, she was recognized with a Global Diversity and Inclusion Leadership award at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, India.

Finally, Angela continues to share her insights and research findings in various fora, including the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly, and workshops hosted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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Research interests

  • creating inclusive organizations
  • social sustainability
  • organizational justice
  • stigma
  • identity work
  • sensemaking and sensegiving
  • organizational change

Educational credentials

  • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - Walden University
  • MBA - Athabasca University
  • Bachelor of Commerce - Saint Mary's University

Professional affiliations

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)
  • European Academy of Management (EURAM)
  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)