Lori Riznek

Professor Emerita

Fields of Study


Lori Riznek has been teaching at the University since 1980. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member in 2007, she worked as a consultant providing organizational development support to a broad range of international corporations. Lori draws on these experiences to provide examples and explain the concepts and theories she covers in her courses. Lori’s passion for teaching is reflected in her research interests in learning strategies; in addition, she conducts research in the relationship between business strategy and various approaches to leadership. Lori also teaches in the graduate program in the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources. In 2004, she won a Commerce Program Teaching Award at the Rotman School of Management, and in 2010 she received an UTSU/APUS Undergraduate Teaching Award for teaching excellence in 2009/10.  


  • IRE260H: Organizational Behaviour
  • IRE347H; Training and Development 
  • IRE444H: Seminar on Leadership 
  • IRE446H1: Working as an Internal Organizational Consultant


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (SSHRC) in Leadership & Strategy, 1980
PhD, in Social Psychology & Organization Behavior, York University, 1977
MA, in Social Psychology, York University, 1973
Honours BA, Carleton University, 1971