PhD, Ivey Business School, UWO; MIR, University of Toronto; BA, University of Western Ontario
Amy Sommer completed a post doctoral fellowship at Harvard and her research and teaching focuses on leadership and teams. She specializes in how organizational crisis and temporal dynamics influence teams and leaders to enhance healthcare management, creativity, and cross-cultural management. To study these topics, she is developing new research methods, including crowdsourcing science for large-scale data collection and data analytics. Her research appears in a number of scholarly journals, including Nature Scientific Data, The Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, and Group and Organization Management. She has received honors and awards, including funding from three federal governments and a number of universities. She has worked with students across programs at undergraduate, masters, MBA, executive, and PhD levels, at Columbia University, West Point Military Academy, and HEC Paris School of Management in France. Examples of her course creation include Leading High Performance Teams and Mixed Methods in Health Systems Research.