Prof. Susan J. Van Weelden

Professor of Business

Dean of Business


Phone: (905) 648-2139   Ext:4235

Email: svanweelden@redeemer.ca

Office: 219K

Programs: Business, Business — Accounting, Business — Management, Business — Marketing, Business — Not-for-Profit Management

Education

CPA, CMA (1990)

M.B.A. (1988), Accounting, McMaster University

Courses

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (BUS-127)
  • Organizational Behaviour (BUS-241)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I (BUS-313)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II (BUS-317)
  • Management Control Systems (BUS-318)
  • Leadership Seminar (BUS-340)
  • Cost and Managerial Accounting (BUS-414)
  • Program Design & Evaluation (BUS-464)
  • Strategic Management Seminar (BUS-465)
  • Intermediate Accounting for Decisions (BUS-312)
  • Advanced Financial Accounting (BUS-417)

About

Prof. Van Weelden has taught at Redeemer for over 30 years, having taught over 20 different courses during that time. Her specialty is accounting but she also loves to teach strategy and organizational behaviour. Prof. Van Weelden has authored or co-authored a research study for the Institute of Chartered Accountants, numerous training and assessment tools for CMA Canada and CMA Ontario, numerous case studies and a Student Guide to the Case Method published by Ivey Publishing and Harvard Business Publishing, two book chapters, and several journal articles.

Prof. Van Weelden has also served in a variety of leadership roles at Redeemer. She has been an academic dean for the past eight years, and was a department chair for 25 years. However, her passion is teaching!

Prof. Van Weelden has 5 siblings, 12 nephews and nieces, and 28 great-nephews and nieces and one great-great-niece! She enjoys swimming, annual excursions to the Rocky Mountains, swimming, and dark chocolate.

Research Interests

  • Accounting
  • Strategic Management

Recent Publications

“Scenic Floral Inc.: Growing a Start-Up”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Laurie George Busuttil and Emma VanderPloeg. Ivey Publishing, 2021.

“Eagles Nest Association of Waterdown: To Hire or Not to Hire?”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Laurie George Busuttil, and Erica Costin. Ivey Publishing, 2020.

“Homeland Foods: The Sweet Fruit of Growth”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Vahagn Asatryan, Laurie George Busuttil, and Grade de Gelder. Ivey Publishing, 2020.

“Eagles Nest Association of Waterdown: Decision at the Crossroads”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Laurie George Busuttil and Erica Costin. Ivey Publishing, 2020.

“Nuway Software: Making the New Way Sustainable”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Laurie George Busuttil. Ivey Publishing, 2020.

“Imago Dei: How Accountants Glorify God” in Christian Business Review, Fall 2019, co-authored with Laurie George Busuttil.

“Banff Aspen Lodge: Staffing for Success”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co- authored with Laurie George Busuttil. Ivey Publishing, 2019.

“Imago Dei and Human Resource Management: How Our Understanding of the Breath of God’s Spirit Shapes the Way We Manage People” in The DeVoe Report, Spring/Summer 2019 co-authored with Laurie George Busuttil.

“Banff Aspen Lodge: Evolving the Business Strategy”, Case Study and Teaching Note, co-authored with Laurie George Busuttil. Ivey Publishing, 2018.

“Student Guide to the Case Method”, seven notes co-authored with Laurie George Busuttil. Ivey Publishing and Harvard Business Publishing, 2018.

“Imago Dei and Human Resource Management: How our Understanding of the Breath of God’s Spirit shapes the Way We Manage People” in JBIB, Fall, 2018.

Professional Memberships and Associations

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Related Experience

1994 to 2008: Co-Team Leader, Auditor, or Marker for CMA Canada national marking team for Board Report, Integrative Case, or Final Exam

1979 to 1987: Law Clerk at Martin & Martin, Lawyers