New faces: Glendon welcomes 10 new faculty members

Glendon Principal Donald Ipperciel
Glendon Principal Donald Ipperciel

Glendon welcomes 10 new faculty members to its campus this fall: Angleo Dossou-Yovo and Aymen Karoui (business administration); Stephane Couture, Evan Light and Philippe Theophanidis (communications); Elaine Coburn (international studies); Andrée Ann Cyr (psychology); Shirin Shahrokni (sociology); Lee Frew (English); and Normand Perreault (political science).

“These recent hires bode well for our new programs in Communication, in the School of Translation, as well as our dual degree program in Business and International Studies with EMLyon,” said Glendon Principal Donald Ipperciel. “These professors are breathing new life into Glendon and we can feel an exciting dynamism and energy permeating all our activities. What a great way to celebrate Glendon’s 50th anniversary.”

Business administration:

Angelo Dossou-Yovo holds a PhD in business administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and a Certified Project Manager (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (U.S.A.). His research interests focus on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Aymen Karoui holds a PhD in administration with a specialization in finance from HEC Montréal. His research focuses first on portfolio management, especially mutual funds, then on the performance, risk taking and more generally the analysis of the behavior of portfolio managers.


Stephane Couture holds a joint PhD in communication and sociology from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Télécom ParisTech (2012). His research concerns the social and political dimensions of technology and digital media.

Evan Light holds a PhD from UQAM. His areas of research are communication policy, social movements, surveillance, privacy, South America and Canada.

Philipppe Theophanidis holds a PhD in communication from the University of Montreal. His research interests are in communication theory and media studies, with a focus on globalization, new forms of citizenship, community emergent spaces and media.

International studies:

Elaine Coburn holds a PhD from Stanford University. Her research interests include neoliberal forms of globalization, struggles for social justice and social theory, especially socialist feminist, Indigenous and anti-racist perspectives.


Andrée Ann Cyr holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Toronto. Her research areas include retrieval-based learning strategies in younger and older adults, neural correlates of trial-and-error learning, normal aging and subjective memory complaints.


Shirin Shahrokni holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, U.K. Her primary research interests are: the sociology of immigration, with a particular focus on second-generation migrants’ modes of incorporation and identity negotiations; the study of social inequalities from an intersectional perspective; and education, particularly its role in producing social change.


Lee Frew holds a PhD in English from York University, with a concentration in Canadian literature and postcolonial literatures. His teaching focuses on experiential and participatory learning. He is committed to mentoring students, including students with disabilities.

Political science:

Normand Perreault holds a PhD in political science from Northwestern University. He has extensive teaching experience in a variety of classrooms (small, large, undergraduate, graduate, online etc.).