Bio (Robert Mittelman)

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Robert Mittelman


Acting Dean, Faculty of Management


Business, Tourism and Hospitality Management


Dr. Robert Mittelman is the acting dean of the Faculty of Management, an associate professor of social entrepreneurship and co-director of the School of Business. Mittelman co-led Royal Roads’ application to become a designated Ashoka U Changemaker Campus and now serves as an Ashoka U change leader. His research interests relate to social entrepreneurship, corporate social innovation and non-profit marketing. His recent work explores new theories of social entrepreneurship and social innovation. He is currently working on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council project to examine the imagery and narratives used in the marketing of international humanitarian aid. Mittelman’s work has been published as part of non-profit studies as well as in various marketing, consumer behaviour and education journals. 


Prior to Royal Roads, Mittelman worked as an entrepreneur, starting and running a number of small businesses and social enterprises in Canada and abroad. He has worked with micro-entrepreneurs in Peru with, served as a consultant with MBAs Without Borders in Guatemala, and started his own business in Nicaragua. He has taught a variety of course in entrepreneurship, international business, and marketing at the undergraduate, graduate and executive education levels with students from Canada, Colombia and Iran.


Mittelman received his PhD in Management from the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University (2015) where he investigated charitable giving to distant strangers. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (2006) as well as a Bachelor of International Business from Carleton University (2000) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Western University (1997).