Dr. Chad Saunders, PhD, MBA, joined the Haskayne School of Business as an Assistant Professor in 2007 and holds adjunct appointments with the Department of Community Health Sciences and the Department of Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine. Dr. Saunders has developed and taught various courses in entrepreneurship, innovation management, information systems, project management, qualitative research methods, and strategy at the University of Calgary, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Athabasca University, and the University of San Francisco. Dr. Saunders’ areas of expertise focus on the management and governance of innovation within organizations, leveraging social enterprises and the effective use of technology by professionals.

He is the eHealth Services and Strategy Lead with W21C. His program of research focuses on how to strategically facilitate innovation in the ‘back office’ processes of health care (e.g., management of projects, research, human resources, and financial systems), leverage technology for collaboration among researchers, clinicians and patients, and to inform policy on the interplay among these dimensions. Dr. Saunders’ strengths lend themselves to W21C’s work in developing innovative models of care, and advising on the strategic development of technical devices. He has also contributed to the creation and refinement of the W21C business plan.