Ph.D. (Queen's), M.A. (Queen's), M.B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier), BA, B.S.W. (McMaster),
Office: DNA B108.6
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7237
Areas of expertise:
Individual Ethical Decision-Making in Business and Organizations
Care Ethics and Relational Cultural Theory
Workplace Psychological Health and Wellness
Sheldene Simola has worked at Trent since 2007. She teaches and researches in the areas of behavioral business ethics, care ethics and relational cultural theory, and managing for workplace psychological health and wellness. She also researches in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Her research has been published in many scholarly journals, and throughout her career, Sheldene has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Elliot Jacques Memorial Prize from APA Division 13 for the outstanding article of the year, the Emerald Publishing Literati Network Outstanding Article Award, the Laurier School of Business and Economics Gold Medal awarded to the top graduating student from the M.B.A./M.A.E. programs, and numerous Outstanding or Best Reviewer Awards from Academy of Management Annual Meetings and/or scholarly journals.
Sheldene is also an award winning teacher, who is “recognized as an inspiring educator and role model” and “lauded for her ongoing innovation in course development and renewal” as well as “her care for the development, well-being and success of her students.”
She has previously served as the Associate Director of the School of Business.
Prior to transitioning into a full-time academic position, Sheldene worked for a number of years as a clinical psychologist with adjunct academic appointments. Her teaching and research were in the areas of developmental and clinical psychology; assessment and psychotherapy; and, clinical ethics. She taught in an undergraduate medical school curriculum and post graduate psychiatry program, as well as in undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology.
Simola, S.K (2018a). Informed consent. Encyclopedia Entry in R.W. Kolb (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of business ethics and society (2nd Ed) (New York, NY: Sage).
Simola, S.K (2018b). Moral muteness. Encyclopedia Entry in R.W. Kolb (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of business ethics and society (2nd Ed). New York, NY: Sage.
Simola, S. (2017). Managing for academic integrity in higher education: Insights from behavioral ethics. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 31(1), 43-57.
Simola, S. (2016). Mentoring the morally courageous: A relational cultural perspective. Career Development International, 21(4), 340-354.
Simola, S. (2016). Fostering collective growth and vitality following acts of moral courage: A general system, relational psychodynamic perspective. Journal of Business Ethics. Online first http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-016-3014-0
Simola, S. (2016). Current themes in behavioral business ethics: Implications for HR training and development. In D. Blackman, M. O’Donnell, and S. Teo (Eds.), Human capital management research: Influencing practice and process (pp. 117-130). Charlotte, NC: IAP.
Simola, S. (2016). Fostering high quality relationships across difference: Exploring a care ethics approach to life story-telling and life story-receiving. In L.M. Roberts, L.P. Wooten, & M. Davidson (Eds.) Positive organizing in a global society: Understanding and engaging differences for capacity -building and inclusion (pp. 117-121). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
Simola, S. (2016). Realizing the promise of experiential learning in poverty-related management education. In M. Gudic, C. Parkes, & A. Rosenbloom (Eds.) 21st Century management education:The challenge of poverty (pp. 1-9). Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing.
Simola, S. (2015). Understanding moral courage through a feminist and developmental ethic of care. Journal of Business Ethics, 130, 29-44.
Simola, S. (2014). Teaching corporate crisis management through business ethics education. European Journal of Training & Development, 38(5), 483-503.
Simola, S. (2014). Facilitating embodied learning in business ethics education: The use of relational sculpting. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 6(1), 75-97.
Simola, S.K (2012). Enhancing the care-based resolution of CSR-related firm-stakeholder conflict: Invoking the counsel of Mary Parker Follett. In A. Lindgreen, P. Kotler, F. Maon, and J. Vanhamme (Eds.), A stakeholder approach to corporate social responsibility: Pressures, conflicts, reconciliation (pp. 347-370). (London, UK: Gower Publishing).
Simola, S.K, Barling, J., & Turner, N. (2012). Transformational leadership and leader mode of care reasoning. Journal of Business Ethics, 108, 229-237.
Simola, S.K (2012). Exploring “embodied care” in relation to social sustainability. Journal of Business Ethics, 107(4), 473-484.
Simola, S.K (2011). Elucidating the role of care in ethical decision-making and action. In M. Hamington and M. Sander-Staudt (Eds.), Applying care ethics to business (pp. 127-140). (New York: Springer-Dordrecht).
Simola, S.K (2011). Anti-corporate anger as a form of care-based moral agency. Journal of Business Ethics, 94, 255-269.
Simola, S.K (2011). Occupational commitment and ascribed importance of organizational characteristics. Education + Training, 53(1), 67 – 81.
Simola, S.K (2010). Use of a “coping-modeling, problem-solving program” in business ethics education. Journal of Business Ethics, 96(3), 383-401.
Simola, S. K, Barling, J., & Turner, N. (2010). Transformational leadership and leader moral orientation: Contrasting an ethic of justice and an ethic of care. The Leadership Quarterly, 21, 179-188.
Simola, S.K (2009). A service-learning initiative in a community-based small business. Education + Training, 51(7), 567-586.
Simola, S.K (2009). Anti-corporate activist anger: Inappropriate irrationality or social change essential? Society and Business Review, 4(3), 215-230.(Outstanding Article Award Winner, Emerald Publishing Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010).
Simola, S.K (2007). Pragmatics of care in sustainable global enterprise. Journal of Business Ethics, 74(2), 131-147.
Simola, S. K, Taggar, S., &, Smith, G. (2007). The employment selection interview: Disparity among research-based recommendations, current practices and, what matters to Human Rights Tribunals. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 24(1), 30-44.
Simola, S. K (2005). Concepts of care in organizational crisis prevention. Journal of Business Ethics, 62, 341-353.
Simola, S.K (2005). Organizational crisis management: Overview and opportunities. Consulting Psychology: Practice and Research, 57(3), 180-195. (Awarded “Outstanding Article of the Year” by Division 13 of the American Psychological Association).
Simola, S.K (2003). Ethics of justice and care in corporate crisis management. Journal of Business Ethics, 46, 351-361.
ADMN 3300H – Individual Ethical Decision-Making in Business
ADMN 4460H - Managing for Workplace Psychological Health and Wellness
ADMN 4250H – Ethics and Corporations
ADMN4000H/ADMN4030H – Strategic Management
ADMN 3280H – Compensation & Motivation Systems in HRM
ADMN 4910H – Supervision of senior students for independent studies