Steven Stowell, PhD

Associate Professor, Art History
Undergraduate Program Director, Art History


Steven Stowell, PhD
Office: S-EV 3770 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5745
Email: steven.stowell@concordia.ca
Availability: Office Hours for Fall 2022 (Until 8 Dec. 2022)

Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 PM In Person

Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM On Zoom (Please contact for the link)

Steven Stowell is an historian of late medieval and Early Modern Italian art, whose research focuses on the devotional experiences and ritual uses of sacred images, the intersections between art and language, and the relationships between art and cultural discourses on gender and sexuality. He received his doctorate from Oxford University in 2009, and holds a BFA and an MA from Queen's University, Kingston. Prior to joining the faculty of Concordia University, Dr. Stowell held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Art at the University of Toronto, where he also taught in the Renaissance Studies Program at Victoria College.

In his book, The Spiritual Language of Art: Medieval Christian Themes in Writings on Art of the Italian Renaissance, Dr. Stowell investigates the relationships between art, literature, and devotional responses to images. He has also published research in numerous edited volumes, as well as the journals Word & Image, Dante Studies and Renaissance and Reformation. His current research projects explore anthropological approaches to Renaissance art by looking at how art objects were implicated in the discourses surrounding fertility and growth, chastity and abundance, and healing and nourishment.

Dr. Stowell maintains both a creative writing and an artistic practice. As a painter he has an interest in figurative representation and has exhibited in Canada and the UK. As a fiction writer, he has published short stories in The Windsor Review and Carte Blanche

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Art and Visual Culture in Renaissance Italy
  • Early Modern European Art (Late Middle Ages to Baroque)
  • Sacred Art
  • Early Modern Art Theory
  • Anthropology and Art History
  • Histories of Sex and Gender

Distinctions & Awards

2015-2017

  • SSHRC: Insight Development Grant. "Art, Prayer and Miraculous Growth in Early Renaissance Florence." 
2013-2016
  • FQRSC Grant: Établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs. "Art de dévotion pour la chasteté et la fécondité en Italie pendant la Renaissance." "Devotional Art for Chastity and Fertility in Renaissance Italy." 
2012
  • Faculty Research and Development Program Award from Concordia University
2010-2012
  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
2004-2008
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
2005-2007
  • Overseas Research Student Award Scheme Scholarship (UK)
2005-2008
  • Vice-Chancellor's Fund Scholarship; Isaiah Berlin Fund Scholarship; Canadian National Scholarship (Oxford University)
2006
  • Dutch University Institute for the History of Art in Florence, Visiting Fellow
2003-2004
  • SSHRC Canadian Graduate Scholarship for MA Research


Teaching activities

Anne-Marie Croteau is dean of John Molson School of Business at Concordia University since 2017 and full professor of business technology management. She has been reappointed by the Board of Governors of Concordia University for a second five-year mandate as dean, starting July 2022.

During her tenure as dean, Croteau oversaw the revisions of both the graduate research programs and graduate professional programs, as well as the undergraduate program. The school welcomed the creation of three new research centres: the Jonathan Wener Centre for Real Estate, the Barry F. Lorenzetti Centre for Women Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and the L. Jacques Ménard–BMO Centre for Capital Markets

Additionally, under Croteau’s guidance, John Molson became the first business school in Canada to receive 
gender parity certification by Women in Governance, the non-profit organization which supports women in their leadership development, career advancement and access to board seats across Canada.

Dr. Croteau gained more than 15 years of administrative experience, including those spent as associate dean responsible for professional graduate programs and external relations at the John Molson School of Business, associate dean of recruitment and awards at the School of Graduate Studies, director of the John Molson Executive MBA Program and the Aviation MBA Program, as well as the founder and director of the Graduate Certificate in e-Business Program.

Dr. Croteau is a chartered director. She is the chair of the Business Schools Association of Canada. She currently serves on the board of Hydro-Québec, a public utility that generates, transfers and distributes electricity in the province of Quebec. She is the vice-chair of its finance, projects and IT committee and is a member of its human resources committee. She is also the vice-chair of the board of Collège André-Grasset and chairs its governance committee. She is a godmother for the Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal.

She has been a member of the board of Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) for 10 years and was the chair of its IT committee, and a member of its governance and ethics committee. She has represented Concordia University on the board of Institut sur la gouvernance des organisations publiques et privées (IGOPP) and was a member of its human resources committee. She has also served on the board of Finance Montreal. 

Dr. Croteau teaches at the doctoral, master and undergraduate levels. Her courses cover topics such as strategic management of information technology, competitive advantage through information technology, fundamentals of electronic business, and management of information systems. She was ranked as one of the most popular professors at Concordia University by McLean’s magazine for seven consecutive years.

Her research focuses on governance of information technology, strategic management of information technology, adoption of information technology by small and medium enterprises, impact of the gig-economy. She supervises MSc and PhD theses on a regular basis. Her research is highly cited and has been published in various scientific journals such as Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Computers in Human Behavior, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, IEEE-Transactions on Engineering Management, International Business Research, Information Systems Frontiers, as well as in various national and international conference proceedings. She is a recipient of the JMSB Dean’s mid-career award for distinguished scholarship.

She is the first woman to obtain her PhD in Management Information Systems at Laval University (Quebec City). She holds an MSc and BComm in MIS from HEC Montréal, and a BSc in Actuarial Mathematics from Concordia University. 

Education

PhD in business administration, specialized in management of information technology (Université Laval)
MSc, specialized in management of information technology (HEC Montréal)
BComm, specialized in management of information technology (HEC Montréal)
BSc, specialized in actuarial mathematics (Concordia University)

Areas of expertise

  • Governance of Information Technology
  • Strategic Management of Information Technology
  • Organizational Transformation through Information Technology


Research activities

Marsan, J. (PI), Croteau, A.-M., Denford. J. S., and Audebrand, L. K. (2018-2023) Understanding and facilitating digital transformation: an organizational identity perspective, SSHRC Insight Grant, $201,974.

Croteau, A.-M. (PI), Bergeron, F., Raymond, L., and Uwizeyemungu, S. (2015-2020) Developing an IT-Based Dynamic Learning Capability for the Competitive Performance of Manufacturing SMEs, SSHRC Insight Grant, $174,804.

Croteau, A.-M. (PI), Raymond, L., and Bergeron, F. (2010-2015) Trade-off between Integration and Flexibility when Innovating with Information Technologies, SSHRC Regular Grant, $122,000.

Aubert, B.A. (PI), and Croteau, A.-M. (2008-2011) Governing Information Technology Activities from an Internal Perspective, SSHRC Regular Grant, $45,690.

Aubert, B.A. (PI), and Croteau, A.-M. (2004-2007) Information Technology Outsourcing and Business Strategy, SSHRC Regular Grant, $106,500.

Aubert, B.A. (PI), and Croteau, A.-M. (2008-2011) Explaining the Impact of IT Offshoring on Canadian Firms, SSHRC Special Grant on Management, Business and Finance, $114,000.

St-Pierre,J. (PI) et al. (2011-2014) Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les PME et l'entrepreneuriat (CRIPMEE), FQRSC – Regroupements stratégiques, $225,000.

Rivard, S.(PI) Aubert, B.A., Bahli, B., Bergeron, F., and Croteau, A.-M. (2006-2010) Gestion stratégique des technologies de l’information: alignement, gouvernance et innovation, FQRSC – Programme de soutien aux équipes de recherche, $422,400.

Croteau, A.-M. (PI) (2002-2005) Alignement stratégique des technologies de l’information dans un contexte d’affaires électroniques, FQRSC – nouveaux chercheurs, $45,000.


Publications

Competitive Advantage through IT(MSc)
Corporate IT Management (MBA)
Creating Business Value with IT (Executive MBA)
Fundamentals of e-Business (B.Comm.)
Fundamentals of e-Business (Graduate Certificate in e-Business)
Fundamentals of e-Commerce (B.Comm.)
Fundamentals of Information Systems (MSc)
Management Information Systems (B.Comm.)
Management Information Systems (Executive MBA)
Management Information Systems (MBA)
Management of Information Systems (B.Comm.)
Strategic Management of IT (PhD)


Participation activities

Career

Top 20 of Diversity, 7th Edition (2019) Distinctionawarded for Croteau's contribution to the advancement of Quebec and Canada.

One of the most influential alumni, Université Laval (2017). Selectedamong 285 000 alumni.

Méritic – Carrière en TI (2017) Offered byRéseau Action TI in recognition of Croteau's contribution to the IT industry at theprovincial level.



Research

Best paper award of the Information Systems Division (2015) Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Halifax, Canada. (Ayouby and Croteau)

Best paper award of the Knowledge Systems Track (2015) Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, United States. (Raymond, Croteau, Bergeron, and St-Pierre)

Dean’s mid-career award for distinguished scholarship (2012) John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. (Croteau)

Best paper award of the Information Systems Division (2011) Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Montreal, Canada. (Tamim, Croteau, and Aubert)

Best paper award (2011) Sixth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, St. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles. (Raymond, Croteau, and Bergeron)

Best paper award of the Information Systems Division (2009) Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Niagara Falls,Canada. (Raymond, Croteau, and Bergeron)

Best paper award of the Information Systems Division (2001) Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, London, Canada. (Croteau and Vieru)

Finalist of the dissertation award competition (2000) Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Montreal, Canada. (Croteau)

Best paper award of the Information Systems Division (1999) Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Saint John, Canada. (Croteau and Bergeron)

Research award of the Academy of Information and Management Sciences (1999) Allied Academies International Conference, Las Vegas, United States. (Croteau, Raymond, and Bergeron).

Teaching

One of the Most Popular Professors at Concordia University for seven consecutive years (2000-2006) The Maclean's Guide to Canadian Universities

Nominee for the Best Teacher in Management Information Systems for two consecutive years (1997 and 1996) Faculty of Business Administration at Université Laval (Quebec City).


Artistic performances

Career

Top 20 of Diversity, 7th Edition (2019) Distinctionawarded for Croteau's contribution to the advancement of Quebec and Canada.

One of the most influential alumni, Université Laval (2017). Selectedamong 285 000 alumni.

Méritic – Carrière en TI (2017) Offered byRéseau Action TI in recognition of Croteau's contribution to the IT industry at theprovincial level.



Research

Best paper award of the Information Systems Division (2015) Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Halifax, Canada. (Ayouby and Croteau)

Best paper award of the Knowledge Systems Track (2015) Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, United States. (Raymond, Croteau, Bergeron, and St-Pierre)

Dean’s mid-career award for distinguished scholarship (2012) John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. (Croteau)

Best paper award of the Information Systems Division (2011) Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Montreal, Canada. (Tamim, Croteau, and Aubert)

Best paper award (2011) Sixth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, St. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles. (Raymond, Croteau, and Bergeron)

Best paper award of the Information Systems Division (2009) Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Niagara Falls,Canada. (Raymond, Croteau, and Bergeron)

Best paper award of the Information Systems Division (2001) Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, London, Canada. (Croteau and Vieru)

Finalist of the dissertation award competition (2000) Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Montreal, Canada. (Croteau)

Best paper award of the Information Systems Division (1999) Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Saint John, Canada. (Croteau and Bergeron)

Research award of the Academy of Information and Management Sciences (1999) Allied Academies International Conference, Las Vegas, United States. (Croteau, Raymond, and Bergeron).

Teaching

One of the Most Popular Professors at Concordia University for seven consecutive years (2000-2006) The Maclean's Guide to Canadian Universities

Nominee for the Best Teacher in Management Information Systems for two consecutive years (1997 and 1996) Faculty of Business Administration at Université Laval (Quebec City).

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