Dr. David (Davit) Iremadze serves as the Dean of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor of Management at Crandall University. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from the SobeySchool of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Additionally, he holds an MBA in General Management and a BA in Economics and International Studies from Georgia Southern University (USA). Joining Crandall in 2023, Dr. Iremadze also achieved his “Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA)” designation from the College of Immigration Consultants of Canada (CICC) in the same year.
With an academic career spanning 20 years, Dr. Iremadze has taught various courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including organizational behaviour and human resources, international business, entrepreneurship, strategy, and marketing. His academic career journey has taken him across Canada, France, and his native Georgia, engaging with institutions such as Buller School of Business, Ambrose, Mount Allison, Sobey School of Business, Grenoble Graduate School of Business and Caucasus School of Business. He has also held academic leadership positions at universities like Providence, Vancouver Island University, and Caucasus University, managing undergraduate and graduate business programs and international educational partnerships.
Dr. Iremadze’s research primarily focuses on entrepreneurial motivation, complemented by a secondary interest in management history. His past research projects include: “Self-Determination Theory of Human Motivation: Case of Aspiring Entrepreneur,” which won the Best Paper & Presentation Award at the 11th European Conference on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ECIE); “Legacy of Soviet Colonial Encounter in Post-Soviet Organizations”; “Paradox of Professional Bureaucracy and Strategic Human Resources Management”; and “‘Internationalization’ as a Potpourri of Discourses of ‘Otherness’ in North American Management Textbooks.” His faith journey profoundly influences his perspective on business and management, leading him to examine the intersection of Christian faith and (social) entrepreneurship in a phenomenological thesis research into the lived experiences of Christian-identifying entrepreneurs dedicated to improving societal solutions in community development, global health, poverty reduction, ecology and the natural environment, human capacity development, and farming and local food production.
Outside academia, Dr. Iremadze has been involved in various projects, such as consulting for public and private organizations and launching and operating ventures in export management, seasonal specialty retail and engineered stone manufacturing. He has also been involved in not-for-profit initiatives like the Savannah (GA, USA)-Batumi (Georgia) Sister City programdevelopment, community economic development and youth activism.
In a volunteer capacity, Dr. Iremadze currently serves as the President of the Canadian-Georgian Chamber of Commerce (CGCC), fostering connections between businesses and communities in Canada and Georgia. He has previously contributed as a Parish Council member and President at St. Vladimir’s Church in Halifax, NS, and as a Parish Council member and Junior Warden at the Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Church in Calgary, AB. Currently, Dr. Iremadze is a member of the St. Varlaam Church in River Glade, NB.
Dr. Iremadze is married to Mrs. Maia Sherozia-Iremadze, and they are blessed with three sons and two daughters. His personal interests include traveling, stargazing, cosmology, world politics, rugby and hosting dinner parties for friends and family.
BA, Georgia Southern University
MBA, Georgia Southern University
PhD, Saint Mary’s University
RISIA, College of Immigration Consultants of Canada