Phyllis MacIntyre

Assistant Professor

School of Administrative Science

Program Affiliations

Dr. Phyllis MacIntyre, Assistant Professor, joined the full-time faculty of Fairleigh University in December 2011 and was the Program Coordinator for FDU-Vancouver during a period of rapid growth. In addition to a Doctorate in Education, Dr. MacIntyre earned a MBA degree from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Dalhousie University.

Dr. MacIntyre is a Canadian Human Resource Professional who practiced in job evaluation, career development, outplacement, organizational development and change management. Dr. MacIntyre is a professional engineer in British Columbia and is an active volunteer with the division advancement of women engineers (DAWEG). Her industrial engineering career began with Canadian Pacific Railways with a focus on productivity improvements in rail car operations. She moved into healthcare to lead projects in developing hospital systems for reporting, purchasing, and functional programming for an ambulatory care centre in Montreal. She joined Ernst & Whinney (now KPMG) as a management consultant in Western Canada on projects in health care planning, implementation of government funded programs, and conducted audits of hospital operations. Her MBA lead to strategic planning for BC Hydro and later as the corporate planning for the port of Vancouver.

It was an executive coaching program at Royal Roads University that was the impetus for her career shift into adult education and university teaching. Learning how to learn is the focus of her research and application of innovative teaching practice in university education.


MacIntyre, P. L. (2016, Jan.). Advancing leaders in engineering: Ways of learning leadership. Transformative Journals: Teaching & Learning Journal 8(3), 1-18.

MacIntyre, P. (2015, June). Leadership Development for Women Engineers in British Columbia, Canada. International Leadership Association: Affinity Conference, Monterey, CA.

MacIntyre, P.L. (2014). A quantitative correlational research study of leadership development for women engineers. PROQUEST Dissertations.

Association Memberships

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Member

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) P. Eng.

BC Human Resources Management Association (BCHRMA), CHRP

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), Member


Short Abstract


  • Ed.D Educational Leadership
  • CEC, Royal Roads University
  • Baccalaureate of Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University
  • Diploma in Engineering, Saint Mary’s University


  • Leadership development
  • Teaching and learning
  • Cross-cultural learning
  • Executive coaching

Courses Taught

  • MADS6618 Leadership Plus
  • MADS6600 Organizational Behaviour
  • MADS6604 Ethics
  • MADS6602 Human Resource Management


  • Design and Lead Workshops for MAS students in:
    • Academic Integrity
    • Apa
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