The faculty of Management at Crandall University continues to grow with its latest addition, Dr. Elden Wiebe. Dr. Wiebe earned his PhD in Organizational Analysis from the University of Alberta. His research interests deal with time in relation to organizations and organizational change. Dr. Wiebe’s dissertation examined the relationship of momentum, organizational change, and time in the context of managers implementing a significant mandated organizational change in health care delivery in Alberta. He is also interested in spirituality in the context of the workplace, which includes critiquing the notion of spirituality in the workplace from the perspective of religious faith and practice, and the impact of an explicit faith practice on an organization’s strategy, design, activities, and identity/reputation.
In addition to his PhD, Dr. Wiebe also holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia.
Throughout his career, Dr. Wiebe has worked at several universities including the University of Alberta School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, and most recently The King’s University, where he held the title of Dean for the Leder School of Business as well as Associate Professor of Management.
Dr. Wiebe, who resides in Edmonton, Alberta, will continue to live in the prairies and will do a combination of online and face-to-face teaching at Crandall. “I am thrilled to be joining the community of scholars and learners at Crandall University. I know this to be the leading of the Lord, and I look forward to serving Him with you,” said Dr. Wiebe.
“The growth in student interest in our Graduate Management programs is impressive and requires us to respond by hiring the best qualified and gifted instructors we can find,” said Dr. Jon Ohlhauser, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Dr. Wiebe is one of those finds and is joining our core faculty in Management this summer. We are looking forward to him bringing his knowledge of both organizational behavior and theology together for a very rich student experience.”