Crandall University is pleased to welcome Dr. Sylvia Findlay, Assistant Professor of Management, to our campus! Dr. Findlay began working at Crandall remotely in October of 2021 but arrived in Moncton earlier this month to teach in person.
She holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Illinois State University, and her research interest centers on providing solutions to various challenges faced by international students, primarily on developing the intercultural competence of higher education professionals. Addressing educational access issues for refugees from war-torn regions is one of her biggest passions, and she was awarded a NAGAP research grant for ‘Reaching out to graduate students from war-torn regions.’
In addition to her PhD, Dr. Findlay also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Madras, a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from York University in the UK, a Master of Life Sciences from Pondicherry University, and a Master of Business Administration in Management and Marketing from Bradley University.
She has over 18 years of experience, including higher education and global commercial marketing. In addition, she has worked and lived in the EU, Asia, and the US, among multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. She has had the privilege of working in a variety of roles including assessment and evaluations, curriculum development and validation, policy & strategy analysis, marketing and program leadership at both academia and fortune 500 commercial organizations.
Dr. Findlay comes to Crandall from Kentucky, and is eager for God to use her in Moncton, New Brunswick, saying “God brought me to Crandall. I am here to bloom where I am planted.”
Sylvia teaches several management courses, including International Business Management and Organizational Behavior.