Full-Time Faculty

Darren Meister


Darren is the John M. Thompson Chair in Engineering Leadership and Innovation and an Associate Professor of General Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) at the Ivey Business School.
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John Dickinson

BSc, MMath, PhD

John is the coordinator and an instructor of ES1050, Foundations of Engineering Practice, a core course covering the engineering design process, innovation, teamwork, and foundational engineering skills.
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Don Uffen


Don is the developer and an instructor of ES 4480, Engineering Leadership, a key component of the Certificate in Engineering Leadership and Innovation. It covers the personal attributes impacting leadership style, as well as more practical issues such as leadership of organizational and behavioural change.
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Part-Time Faculty

Silvia C. Reyes

BSc Eng, MBA

Silvia is the instructor of ES 3330B, New Venture Creation, a core course designed to introduce students to the core concepts and tools used to increase the likelihood of organizational success in launching and managing new ventures.

Manosij Majumdar


Mano leads case-based business courses for engineers in the bachelor’s BUS 1299E and master’s ES 9501L programs at Western. In addition, he leads one studio in ES 1050, the first-year design course.

Kevin McGuire

BSc Eng, MEng, PEng, PMP

Kevin teaches ES 9510, Engineering Planning and Project Management, a graduate course consisting of the most widely accepted project management practices in the workforce today. Kevin also has annual appointments in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Lucas Thung


Lucas specializes in Lean Six Sigma, Project Management and Risk Management. He has also taught a number of courses including communications, marketing, finance, operations management and risk management for undergraduate and graduate students at Western University.

Solomon Asantey

PhD,  PEng

Solomon is an instructor of ES 4498, Engineering Ethics, Sustainable Development and the Law. He has taught and coordinated this course for over a decade and enjoys sharing practical industry ethical challenges and his experiences with final year undergraduate students he teaches.

David Sumpton

MBA, MEng, PEng, PMP

David's focus is Business courses, including Business Acumen for PhD and Master's students; Engineering Business and Engineering Communications for engineering Master's students; and Ethics & Sustainability for fourth-year undergraduate students.

Jim Hinton

BEng, JD

Jim specializes in Innovation and Intellectual Property and teaches the course Commercializing Innovation, a course focusing on intellectual property and data sets to make money.

Joel Adams


Joel Adams teaches ES4481B: Engineering Innovation IV: The Entrepreneurial Environment, sharing his experience and expertise as an entrepreneur, engineering executive, and educator. Joel is a Founding Partner of Hacker Studios, a privately funded startup incubator in London, Ontario, Canada.

Thompson Fellows

The Thompson Fellows will participate in numerous CELI initiatives with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI), such as giving presentations to faculty and students, assisting with case competitions and writing a white paper addressing opportunities to collaborate with engineering and business across campus.

Richard McDonald

UofT BSc’81, former IBM Distinguished Engineer and Adjunct Professor at Western University. 

Patrick Horgan

HBA’82, former VP Operations and Innovation at IBM and Adjunct Professor at Western University.


Modupe Ikenyei

Email: tceli@uwo.ca
Tel: 519-661-2111 ext. 86725