About the Author
Dr. Nina Cole received a B.Sc.(Hons.) from Queen's University in 1976, an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1978, and a Ph.D.in Organizational Behaviour from the Faculty of Management at the University of Toronto in 1996. Dr. Cole has over twenty years of experience in human resources management as a practitioner, consultant, researcher, and professor. She has twelve years of business experience - eight years as a human resources management consultant with Peat Marwick & Partners, and four years as a human resources manager with Federal Industries. The last eleven years have been spent as an academic, teaching and conducting research in human resources management and organizational behaviour at Brock University, York University, the University of Toronto, and Ryerson University. Nina Cole is the only researcher in Canada studying the employee discipline process and in particular, the role of fairness in effective disciplinary action. She has published articles in both academic journals and industry publications on this topic, and has led seminars to assist managers in this difficult area. Dr. Cole also has expertise in a broad range of human resources management issues including recruiting and selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, employee terminations, employee communications, human resources planning, motivation, team building, and leadership. She has spoken and written on these topics on numerous occasions and has co-authored a textbook on human resources management. Her other professional activities have included: Chair, Seminars & One Day Conferences Committee, Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (1996-2000) Member, Educational Standards Committee, Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (1996-2000) Member, Academy of Management (since 1992). Member, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (since 1992). Chair, Annual Conference, Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, 1988, 1989. Member, Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (since 1984). Member, Rotary Club of Toronto (since 2001) Member, Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club (2000-2001) Member, Council of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Toronto, 1984/85. President, Toronto Junior Board of Trade/Toronto Jaycees, 1983/84. Senator # 45759, Junior Chamber International.