Concordia University

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Dr. Stefanie Ruel, DBA

Assistant Professor, Management

Office: S-MB 13353 
John Molson Building,
1450 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2009
Email: stefanie.ruel@concordia.ca

Education

Doctorate in Business Administration, Athabasca University
Master of Business Administration, Athabasca University
Bachelor of Science, Major Mathematics, McGill University

Distinctions and Awards

2019 Winner of the Academy of Management DarkSide Case Competition and Best Paper Award for "Rogue One: The Canadian Space Agency and 'understanding the [non] inclusive organization’"

2018 Academy of Management (AOM) Critical Management Studies (CMS) Division's Best Critical Dissertation Award.

2018 Convocation Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence, Doctorate in Business Administration.

2017 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division, Best Student Paper Award.

2011 Dean's Honour Roll, With Distinction, Master of Business Administration.

1998 and 2001 NASA Team Excellence Award for Antarctic Mapping Mission 1 and 2



Teaching activities

Undergraduate Courses

COMM 210: Contemporary Business Thinking
MANA 341: Organization Theory and Design
MANA 420: Management Research for Decision Making

Graduate (Masters and Doctorate) Level

Faculty of Graduate Studies, Summer Institute 2019: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEM: Achieving research excellence by adopting new perspectives.

Doctorate Level

How to thrive during your proposal defence workshop (Athabasca University)


Research activities

Research Focus

Intersectionality
Gender and Diversity
Feminist Historiography
Critical Management Studies


Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

Ruel, S., Mills, A.J., and Helms Mills, J. (2019). Gendering multi-voiced histories of the North American space industry: The GMRD white women. Journal of Management History, special issue on Uses of Methodology in Management History, 25(3).

 

Ruel, S. (2018). An open letter to the Universe: A reflection on conducting ‘good’ research. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management Journal, special issue on Re-Conceptualizing Good Research in Organization and Management Studies, 14 (1), early online release: https://doi.org/10.1108/QROM-03-2017-1511.

 

Ruel, S. (2018). The “silent killers” of a STEM-professional woman’s career. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 37(7), p. 728-748. doi:10.1108/EDI-08-2017-0168. 

 

Ruel, S., Mills, A.J., and Thomas, J.L. (2018). Intersectionality at work: The case of Ruth Bates Harris and NASA. Ephemera,special issue on Intersectionality, 18(1), p. 17-49Retrieved March 17, 2018, from:http://www.ephemerajournal.org/contribution/intersectionality-work-case-ruth-bates-harris-and-nasa

 

Ruel, S. (2017). Review of qualitative research in STEM: Studies in equity, access, and innovation, edited by Sherry Marx. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 12 (3), p. 245-246.

 

Ruel, S. (2017). Review of qualitative methods in business research, 2nded., by Paivi Eriksson & Anne Kovalainen. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 12 (1), p.87-88Top 20 Articles of all Time, and highest download of any QROM article for 2017-2018.

 

Refereed Books

Ruel, S. (2019, March). STEM-professional women's exclusion in the Canadian space industry: Anchor points and intersectionality at the margins of space. Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Refereed Book Chapters

Ruel, S., Dyer, L., and Mills, A.J. (2021). Gendered rhetorical histories and antenarratives:The women of the Canadian Alouette I and II satellite missions. In J. Helms Mills (Ed.) Diversity and Business Storytelling, within D. Boje and R. Professor’s (Eds.) A World Scientific Encyclopedia of Business Storytelling(pp. TBD). UK: World Scientific Press.

 

Ruel, S. (spring 2020). Chapter: Barriers to space: STEM-professional women’s experiences of exclusion in the Canadian space industry. In T. Tajmel, K. Starl, and S. Spintig’s The Human Rights Approach to STEM(pp. TBD). Waxman Publisher.


Ruel, S. (2017). Chapter Ten: Multiplicity of "I's" in intersectionality: Women's exclusion from STEM management in the Canadian space industry. In Strachan, G., Healy, G., and Broadbent, K. (Eds.), Gender and the Professions (pp. 151-168). London, UK: Routledge.

Refereed Conference Proceedings/Presentations

Ruel, S. (2019). DarkSide Case: Rogue One: The Canadian Space Agency and “understanding the [non] inclusive organization”. Academy of Management 2019 Conference, CMS Division, August 9-13, 2019,Boston, Massachusetts. * Winner of AoM DarkSide Case Competition and Best Paper Award *

 

Ruel, S., Dyer, L., and Mills, A.J. (2019). Gendered rhetorical ‘histories’ and antenarratives: The women of the Canadian Alouette I and II satellites. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) 2019 Conference, Sub-Theme 30: Realizing the Potential of Historical Organization Studies, July 4-6, 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

 

Ruel, S., and Brewis, J. (2019). Body/Work/Sex: Wonder Women’s experiences of ‘forced’ menopause in the workplace. 11thInternational Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference, Stream on Reproductive life stages and intersections with work/organizations, June 26-29, 2019, Milton Keynes, UK.

 

Ruel, S., Dyer, L., and Mills, A.J. (2019). Gendered space ‘histories’: The women of Alouette I and II. 11thInternational CMS Conference, Stream on Critical Organizational History, June 26-29, 2019, Milton Keynes, UK.

 

Ruel, S. (2019). Telling me ‘Who I Am’: Anchor points and power-relations in intersectionality.Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2019 Conference, Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division, May 24-27, 2019, St. Catharines, Ontario.

 

Ruel, S., Dyer, L., and Mills, A.J. (2019). Multi-voiced ‘histories’: The Canadian women of the Alouette I and II satellite missions. ASAC 2019 Conference, Business History (BH) Division, May 24-27, 2019, St. Catharines, Ontario.

 

Ruel, S., Dyer, L., and Mills, A.J. (2019). The Canadian women of Alouette I and II satellites: Gendered ‘histories’ of space exploration. Women in Space 2019 Conference, February 7-8, 2019, Scottsdale, AZ.



Ruel, S. (2018). Transforming social orders in the space industry. Gender in Business Schools (GIBS) network, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

Ruel, S. (2018). Surpassing one self: Men's responsibilities with respect to women's exclusion in the Canadian space industry. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion 2018 Conference, Stream 2: Striving for Gender Equality: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? Montreal, Quebec.

Ruel, S., & Brewis, J. (2018). Does Wonder Woman bleed? Working women experiencing 'forced' ageing. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2018 Conference, Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division, Toronto, Ontario.

Ruel, S., Mills, A.J., & Helms Mills, J. (2017). The White women's fragmented history at the Guided Missile Range Division. 10th International Critical Management Conference, Liverpool, UK.

Ruel, S. (2017). The "silent killer" of a STEM-professional woman's career: A critical sense making study of discourses within the Canadian space industry. ASAC 2017 Conference, GDO division, Montreal, Quebec. *Best student paper award*

Ruel, S., Mills, A.J., & Thomas, J.L. (2017). Intersectionality and history at work: The case of Ruth Bates Harris and U.S. NASA. NASA in the 'Long' Civil Rights Movement Symposium, Huntsville, Alabama.

Ruel, S. (2016). Intersectionality: A paradigm, a metaphor, a tool for analysis... oh my! Atlantic Schools Business Conference 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ruel, S. (2016). Multiplicity of "I's" in intersectionality: Women's exclusion from STEM management in the Canadian space industry. 9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Journal of Gender, Work & Organization, Stream: Key Themes and New Directions in Gender, Work, and Organization, Keele University, UK.

Ruel, S., Mills, A.J., & Thomas, J.L. (2015). A 'fiery, fighter, bitchy' 'Harlem Princess': An archaeo-genealogical enquiry into intersectionality. Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, 2015, Critical Management Studies Division, Vancouver, B.C.

Ruel, S., Mills, A.J., & Thomas, J.L. (2015). Intersectionality at work: The case of Ruth Bates Harris and NASA. ASAC 2015 Conference, GDO Division, Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Participation activities

Invited Presentations and Workshops

2018 - 2019

·     EGOS Women’s Network Meeting 2019, Edinburgh, facilitator for Early Career Researchers Workshop

·     Plenary Roundtable discussant, Representation, Diversity and Inclusion in Public Administration, Canadian Association for Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) Research Conference 2019, Montreal, Quebec.

·     Panel discussant, Harassment in STEM, Women in Space 2019 Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.

·     Panel discussant, Diversity in Action, 2019, John Molson Women in Leadership, Montreal, Quebec.

·     Keynote Speaker, Imagine: Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities Conference. Edmonton, Alberta. 

·     Invited Alumni Speaker, McGill University’s Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Students, Alumni Career Symposium.

 

2017 and earlier

·     University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, School of Business, 2017: Guest judge for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp competition.

·     University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, School of Business, 2017: Managing projects in space lecture series, part II (160 third-year MIS students, 200 first and second-year engineering students).

·     University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, School of Business, 2016: Managing projects in space lecture series, part I (160 third-year MIS students, 200 first and second-year engineering students).

·     AOM Annual Meeting 2016, Professional Development Workshop (PDW), Management History Division: Genealogies of Gender and RaceOpening up History: Analysing the past and its traces through cross-divisional collaborations. (50 PhD students/candidates and assistant/associate/full professors).

·     Sixth International Doctoral Consortium, St-Mary’s University, 2016: Gendered meaning making workshop (PhD students).

·     Sixth International Doctoral Consortium, St-Mary’s University, 2016: Archival Research Panel Workshop (PhD students).

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