Ann Frost joined the Ivey faculty in 1995 after finishing her doctoral studies in industrial relations at the Sloan School of Management, MIT. Her many academic achievements include being a doctoral fellow at the Center for Industrial Competitiveness at the University of Massacheusetts, Lowell, a research associate at MIT’s Industrial Performance Center and obtaining both her undergraduate and Masters degree from the Faculty of Commerce at UBC.
Her research focuses on workplace restructuring and the implementation of high performance work systems as well as knowledge management in services. At Ivey, she has taught MBA, EMBA and undergraduate courses in organizational behaviour and negotiations. Among the suite of courses that she teaches, her second year course, Interpersonal Negotiations, is consistently the most over-subscribed elective in Ivey’s HBA program. In the Executive Education area, she specializes in organizational issues – engagement, change, leadership effectiveness and high performance teams – for clients in a variety of sectors, particularly government and not-for-profit. She is currently Faculty Co-Director of CommunityShiftTM, a leadership development program designed exclusively for C-level leaders of Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations, founded by KPMG Enterprise and Ivey. Other clients in this space include Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and Canadian University Boards Association.
A native of Vancouver, she is married to another MIT-educated Ivey professor, Tony Frost. They have three children.