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Vice-president (Grenfell Campus)

Leadership and Governance


Dr. Ian Sutherland joined Grenfell Campus as the vice-president pro tempore in June 2021.

Before his arrival to Grenfell, Dr. Sutherland was dean of the School of Music at Memorial University. He received his B.Mus.(Hons.) and M.Mus. degrees from Memorial before completing his PhD in sociology and philosophy at the University of Exeter in the U.K.

A globally active academic, Dr. Sutherland has worked as an academic leader, educator, researcher and consultant, delivering courses, workshops, seminars and lectures in more than 40 countries worldwide. Combining expertise in music, sociology, philosophy, creativity, and leadership studies, he is recognized as an expert at the intersections of arts, business, and leadership.

His research is wide-ranging, including studies on leadership development, the aesthetics of power (he was awarded Outstanding Article of the Year by the Academy of Management Learning & Education in 2016), the social dimensions of creative processes, and socio-political dynamics of early 20th-century music in Europe. He is a co-founding editor of the journal Music and Arts in Action and the author/co-author of articles appearing in Management LearningBusiness Leadership ReviewJournal of Arts Management, Law and Society; Journal of Visual Art Practice; Music and Arts in Action; and Emotion Review. He is co-author of Key Concepts in Leadership (Sage, 2012).

Before returning to Memorial in 2016, he served as associate dean for research and director of PhD studies at IEDC–Bled School of Management in Slovenia and as a research fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter. He has also held appointments in Poland, Germany and the United States.

Dr. Ian Sutherland was among the 2019 honourees of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, an annual program that recognizes this country's emerging influencers for their exceptional achievements.

Darlene Pike

Assistant to the Vice-President (Grenfell Campus)

AS 270B | 709-639-2545 | dpike@grenfell.mun.ca

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Phone: (709) 639-2545
Email: dpike@grenfell.mun.ca

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