Chris Anstead

Director, Executive Education
Executive Education
4350 South Service Road Burlington Ontario L7L 5R8

905-525-9140, x20554

Chris Anstead earned his PhD in History from the University of Western Ontario, his MA from the University of Waterloo and his undergraduate degree from Carleton. Chris’ background includes considerable academic and industry experience. He has worked as a management consultant for 20 years; most recently as the principal in his own firm.

His scholarly career focussed on research, with a particular concentration on the historical relationship between organizational form, leadership and culture. He has published studies on fraternal orders, military units, early life insurance companies, and schools. His later work was primarily concerned with the history of vocational education.

He brings an interdisciplinary approach to my work, which includes teaching graduate courses on research methods at the Faculty of Education (UWO), and establishing a cross-disciplinary faculty reading group devoted to qualitative methods.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Project Manager Job Skills Certification, Rutgers University, 2008
  • PhD in History, University of Western Ontario, 1992
  • MA in History, University of Waterloo, 1985
  • BA (Hons) in History, Carleton University, 1984
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