Linda Duxbury is a Professor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. She received an M.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo. Within the past decade she has completed major study on Balancing Work and Family; HR and Work-family Issues in the Small Business Sector; Management Support (What is it and Why does it Matter?); Career Development in the Public and High Tech Sectors; and generational differences in work values. Dr. Duxbury has also (and is currently) conducted research that evaluates the organizational and individual impacts of E-mail, portable offices, cellular telephones, blackberry’s, telework, flexible work arrangements, shiftwork and change management and studying what makes a “supportive” manager. She has recently completed a major follow-up study on work-life balance in which 32,800 Canadian employees participated.
Dr. Duxbury has published widely in both the academic and practitioner literatures in the area of work-family conflict, change management, supportive work environments, stress, telework, the use and impact of office technology, managing the new workforce, and supportive management. She has also given over 300 plenary talks on these issues to both public and private sector audiences.
Dr. Duxbury held the Imperial Life Chair in Women and Management from 1992 to 1996, and was director of the Carleton Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work from 1996 to 1999. In 1999 she was appointed to the Fryer Commission on Labour-Management Relations in the Federal Government. In Oct. 2002 she was awarded the Canadian Workplace Wellness Pioneer Award for her “pioneering efforts, creativity, innovation and leadership” in the field of organizational health.
In 2002-03 Dr. Duxbury won the Carleton University Student’s Association 2002-2003 Teaching Excellence Award for her “ability to convey enthusiasm, responsibility in teaching practices, approachability and communication skills.”