Kevin Mcdermott

Name Dr. Kevin McDermott
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) - International Business Management
Academic and professional designations
  • PhD in Management, Organizational Leadership, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Concentration in Entrepreneurship, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
  • Honours BA, Information Systems and Human Behaviour (Computer Science and Psychology), University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
TitleProfessor, Business Analytics
Courses taught
  • BUS71000 - Business Process Integration
  • BUS74040 - Change Management
  • COMP72370 - Information Management
  • HRM72105 - Human Resources Management
  • INFO72010 - Business Analytics and Data Visualization
Areas of expertise & interest
  • Automated data extraction, predictive modeling, artificial neural networks, machine learning
  • Leadership, social enterprise, resource mobilization, cross sector social partnerships, crowd funding
Industry experience, professional currency activities
  • 10+ years in the high-tech sector, working in software development, strategic partnerships, contract negotiation and business analytics.
  • Leadership roles in board governance in the mental health and addictions sector. Chair, vice-chair, executive committee member.
  • Entrepreneurial activities in Canada, UK and the USA, including website development and content creation, search engine optimization (SEO), online ad targeting, SaaS web applications.
Major research projects, scholarly activities, and/or publications

McDermott, K. (2021). Allied Systems: Data governance challenges and the opioid crisis. In SAGE, Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases. 10.1177/20438869211006424.

McDermott, K., Colbert, B. & Kurucz, E., (2019). Sustainability Colab: Scaling local impact. In SAGE Business Cases. 2019.10.4135/9781526486677.

McDermott, K., Kurucz, E. C., & Colbert, B. A. (2018). Social Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Active Stakeholder Participation: Resource Mobilization in Enterprising Conveners of Cross-Sector Social Partnerships, Journal of Cleaner Production, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.010.

McDermott, K., Kurucz, E. C., & Colbert, B. A. (2017). Collaborative Civil Society Organizations and Sustainable Cities: The Role of "Mobilizing Leadership" in Building the Integral Commons. Organization & Environment, 1086026617723767.

Additional information

Kevin is an enthusiastic post-secondary instructor, e-learning specialist, researcher and entrepreneur. Kevin's scholarly interests include writing pedagogical case studies for peer-reviewed publications. Empirical research involves automated data extraction and analytics techniques examining resource mobilization including crowdfunding campaigns in entrepreneurial and social entrepreneurial ventures.

Trained in adult education and facilitation, Kevin has instructed courses in business and technology, leadership, HR, entrepreneurship, business strategy, sustainability, among other topics at several post-secondary institutions to undergraduate and post-graduate students. He has also coached students involved in business case competitions.