Professor and past Dean, Faculty of Business & Economics, University of Winnipeg

Dr. Albert is a strategist with 30+ years in senior management roles, economic development, and management consulting in government, not-for-profit, and private sector. She published books, research articles, and contributions to government policy on the development of Smart/Intelligent Communities. Currently editing a new book (Cities: Smart but Visionary) on innovative pathways for community planning and development in the digital economy with chapters from internationally-renowned thinkers (soft launch at the Global Forum on Digitalization in Copenhagen in 2018).


  • 2012–present
    Dean, University of Winnipeg
  • 2010–2012
    Associate dean, Laurentian University
  • 2004–2012
    Associate professor, Laurentian University
  • 1997–2007
    Chief executive officer, Planned Approach Inc


  • 2002 
    Nova Southeastern University, DBA in Management
  • 1997 
    Laurentian University, MBA
  • 1986 
    University of Western Ontario, BA Public Administration


  • 2016
    Reflection in Strategic Management, Journal of Management Education
  • 2010
    Think Global, Act Local, International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development
  • 2009
    Networked Communities: Strategies for Digital Collaboration, IGI Global

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • British Academy of Management
  • Economic Development Association of Canada
  • Innovation Engineering Labs
  • Canadian Federation of Business School Deans