Many of our PhD alumni have gone on to distinguished careers applying their expertise to the private sector. Here, we highlight Dr. Karen Bentham (CIRHR PhD 1999), Dr. Patricia Kay (CIRHR PhD 1999), Dr. James Goldenberg (CIRHR PhD 2006), Dr. Lydia Qian He (CIRHR PhD 2013), and Dr. Alana Steinhauer (Arshoff) (CIRHR PhD 2014).
Thesis: The determinants and impacts of employer resistance to union certification in Canada
Research areas: negotiation, labour relations
Dr. Karen Bentham was Managing Partner at Makos Health Associates. She has previously worked as Coordinator of Graduate Studies at the CIRHR, and taught at the Centre, at Rotman School of Management, at Queen's University, and at the University of Regina.
- Peirce, J., & Bentham, K. J. (2007). Canadian industrial relations. Toronto: Prentice Hall.
- Bentham, K. (2007). Labour’s Collective Bargaining Record on Women’s and Family Issues in Equity, diversity, and Canadian labour. Rayside, D. M., & Hunt, G. (eds.). University of Toronto Press.
- Bentham, K. (2001). Book review: Strategic negotiations: A theory of change in labor-management relations. Journal of Industrial Relations, 43(3), 352-354. doi:10.1111/0022185601043003009
Patricia J. Kay
Thesis: The non-economic impacts of pay equity adjustments: employee attitudes and behaviours
Research areas: Compensation, pay equity
Now: Practice Lead, Total Rewards Consulting, Compensation at BMO
Dr. Patricia J. Kay has extensive work experience in strategic compensation in corporate sectors. She has worked as the Practice Lead, Total Rewards Consulting at Lough Barnes Consulting Group, as the Director of Compensation at TELUS, and as the Manager of Executive Compensation Policy / Senior Manager, Compensation Policy at TD Bank Group.
Thesis: Three essays on occupational safety
Dr. James Goldenberg obtained his PhD from the Centre in 2006. He has collaborated with Doug Hyatt (PhD 92) and Professor Mike Campolieti and published an article about labour relations and compensation.
Lydia Qian He
Thesis: Disadvantaged Groups in the Labour Market: Older Workers, Younger Workers, and Nonstandard Workers
Now: VP, Head of Strategy & Analytics, HomeEquity Bank
Dr. Lydia He is the VP, Head of Strategy & Analytics at HomeEquity Bank and has worked at the Boston Consulting Group as a Project Leader and at Monitor Deloitte (ex. Monitor Group) as a Manager in Strategy Consulting.
Alana Steinhauer (Arshoff)
Thesis: The Linear Relationship Between the Difficulty Level Connoted by a Primed Goal and Task Performance
Research areas: Performance management, goal setting
Now: Senior Consultant, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
Dr. Alana Steinhauer is the Senior Consultant, People Advisory Services at Ernst & Young. Alana has worked at Rogers Communication in the Organizational Development unit for 4 years. Alana has become an Associate Certified Coach issued by International Coach Federation in 2016. She has obtained the Strength Deployment Inventory in 2015.
Steinhauer collaborated with Amanda Shantz (PhD, 08) and other two scholars and published an article about leadership in the public sector.
Ritz, A., Shantz, A., Alfes, K., & Arshoff, A. S. (2012). Who needs leaders the most? the interactive effect of leadership and core self-evaluations on commitment to change in the public sector. International Public Management Journal, 15(2), 160-185. doi:10.1080/10967494.2012.702588
Before obtained both her PhD and master’s degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Steinhauer went to the University of Western Ontario and earned the Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies.