- Human Resources
- Organizational Behaviour
Dr. Leck joined the Telfer School of Management in 2000 as a professor of human resource management and organizational behaviour. Dr. Leck obtained a B.Math from the University of Waterloo in 1980, an MBA from McGill University in 1987 and a Ph.D. from the same university in 1992. Her thesis examined the effectiveness of employment equity programs and issues related to managing diversity.
Dr. Leck's earliest work was an extension of her dissertation, where she continued to research employment and pay equity. After interviewing women who broke the glass-ceiling, she became increasingly aware of another problem women face in the workplace, namely bullying and harassment. As these working conditions may dissuade women from advancing in their careers, she turned her attention to this area of research. Most recently, she has been investigating how mentoring can not only protect women from any adverse forces but also provide them with the psycho-social and career support they need to advance. Dr. Leck is currently preparing a grant proposal to investigate how mentoring programs can be better designed to meet the needs of women, immigrants, members of visible minorities, disabled persons and aboriginal persons.
In addition to her academic experience, Dr. Leck worked for several years at Air Canada in Information Technology and has provided training in negotiation skills and managing diversity for a variety of organizations, including Canada Post, Hydro Quebec, le Cirque du Soleil and the University of Havana.
Publications during the last 7 years
Chapters in Books
Elliott, C. and Leck, J. Formal mentoring programs: Gender influences and considerations for program design. In Michele A. Paludi (Ed.). Managing Diversity in Today's Workplace. Praegers, 2011.
Orser, B. and Leck, J.D. Physician as Feminist Entrepreneur: The Gendered Nature of Venture Creation and the Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre. In Brush, C.G., Gatewood, E.J., de Bruin, A.M. and Henry, C. (Eds.). Women's Entrepreneurship and Growth Influences: An International Perspective. Edward Elgar Publishing Inc., 2010.
Papers in Refereed Journals
Leck, J. and Orser, B.J. 2013. Fostering Trust in Mentoring Relationships: An Exploratory Study. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 32(4): 410-425.
Leck, J.D and Wood, P. 2013. Forming Trust in E-mentoring: A Research Agenda. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 3(1): 101-109.
Leck, J.D., Elliott, C. and Rockwell, B. 2012. E-mentoring women: Lessons learned from a pilot program. Journal of Diversity Management, 7(2): 83-96.
Leck, J.D. and Robitaille, A. 2011. Psychometric Properties of the Behavioral Trust Inventory for Measuring Trust in Mentoring Relationships. The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 17(1): 219-224.
Orser, B., Elliott, C. and Leck, J. 2011. Feminist attributes and entrepreneurial identity. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 26 (8): 561-589.
Orser, B.J. and Leck, J. 2010. Gender Influences on Career Success Outcomes. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 25(5): 386-407.
Leck, J.D., Orser, B.J. and Riding, A. 2009. An Examination of Gender Influences in Career Mentoring. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences/Revue canadienne des sciences de l'administration, 26(3): 211-229.
Wood, P. and Leck, J.D. 2008. Dysfunctional mentoring. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 8(4): 19-26.
Galperin, B. and Leck, J.D. 2007. Understanding the Violent Offender in the Workplace. The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 10(2): 114-121.
Leck, J.D. and Mossop, C. 2007. Career Chaos: Finding Order through Identity. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2(1): 127-136.
Leck, J.D. 2006. Workplace violence and young workers. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 5(4): 49-58.
Elliott, C., Leck, J.D., Orser, B.J. and Mossop, C. 2006. An Exploration of Gender and Trust in Mentoring Relationships. Journal of Diversity Management, 1(1): 1-11.
Leck, J.D. and Galperin, B.L. 2006. Worker responses to bully bosses. Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques, 32(1): 85-98.
Funded Research during the last 7 years
|2013-2014||SSHRC||SKILLS - Mentoring a diverse workforce||R||C||PI||$ 24,552|
|2011-2012||Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||A Model of Organizational Trust||R||I||PI||$ 6,000|
|2010-2011||Telfer School of Management||An examination of the effects of Mentor/Protégé similarities and differences on career development support and learning||R||I||PI||$ 4,000|
|2008-2012||SSHRC - Research in MBF||Wanted: Mentors (PI: J. Leck, uOttawa)||R||C||PI||$ 124,150|
|2007-2012||SSHRC||Disconnections: Gender and Trust in Mentoring Relationships (PI: J. Leck, uOttawa)||R||C||PI||$ 120,000|
|2006-2007||School of Management (4A SSHRC Program)||To Trust or Not to Trust! An Examination of Gender and Trust in Mentoring Relationships||R||I||PI||$ 6,000|
|2005-2006||School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||Trust in Mentoring Relationships||R||I||PI||$ 4,000|
*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown
**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown
Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator
Scholarly and Professional Academic Activities during the last 7 years
|2013||2013||Member of Selection Committee for new Director, School of Psychology|
|2012||Member, University of Ottawa Research Development Program Committee|
|2012||Course Coordinator, ADM2337, MBA5330|
|2012||2012||External Reviewer, DeGroote's School of Business Undergraduate Program|
|2011||Member, SSHRC College of Reviewers for the Canada Research Chair Program|
|2011||2011||External Reviewer, Athabaska University EMBA electives|
|2008||2008||Chair, SSHRC Adjudication Committee 21|
|2008||2011||Member, B.Comm Core Team|
|2008||2011||Member of the Scholarship Committee for M.Sc. in Health and Management Programs|
|2007||2011||Member of the M.Sc. in Management Coordinating committee|
|2007||2011||Member, FGPS Committee|
|2006||2008||Course coordinator, ADM 2337|
|2005||2008||Member, US-Canada Fulbright Adjudication Committee|
|2005||2007||Co-chair, 2007 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Ottawa|
|2005||2006||Course coordinator, MBA6266/MBA6666|
|2003||Member, Beta Gamma Sigma|
|2002||2011||Member, Senate, University of Ottawa|
|2002||2011||Member, Research Commission, University of Ottawa|
|2002||2011||Chair, Research Committee, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa|
|2002||2011||Chair, Recruitment Committee, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa|
|2002||2011||Member, School Council|
|2002||2011||Member, Executive Committee|
Most significant research contributions during career
Leck, J.D. and Orser, B. 2011. Fostering Trust in Mentoring Relationships: An Exploratory Study. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, (in press).
Leck, J.D. and Orser, B. 2009. An Examination of Gender Influences in Career Mentoring. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 26: 211-229.
Leck, J.D. and Galperin, B. 2006. Worker Responses to Bully Bosses. Canadian Public Policy, 32(1): 85-98.
Leck, J.D. 2002. Making Employment Equity Programs Work for Women. Canadian Public Policy, 28: 85-100.
Leck, J.D., Saunders, D.M. and Charbonneau, M. 1996. Affirmative Action Programs: An Organizational Justice Perspective. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 17(1): 79-89.
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