Dr. Amanda Shantz NA

Dr. Amanda Shantz NA

Associate Professor
Expert areas: Accounting & Control (Management ), Business & Society (Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Sourcing), Context (Sociology), Health & Education (Health Care Management), Management & Organisation (Business Administration, Career and Professional Development Coaching, Change Management, Consensus Building, Corporate Social Responsibility, Executive and Leadership Coaching, Human Resource Management, Implementation of Change and Transition Processes, Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Learning, Organisational Negotiation, Performance Management, Public Administration, Research and Development), Quantitative Methods (Business Research Methods, Economics, Statistics)


Amanda Shantz received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from McGill University, Montreal Canada, in 2002 and a Masters of Science with distinction from the London School of Economics, London United Kingdom, in 2003. She worked as a junior communications consultant at The Humphrey Group, Toronto Canada, for one year before beginning her doctoral studies at the University of Toronto. Under the supervision of Dr. Gary Latham, Amanda Shantz achieved a PhD in Human Resource Management. During this time, she worked as a senior strategic leadership consultant for Park Li, New York USA, and continue to work part-time in this capacity.


Upon graduation, Amanda Shantz was a lecturer and then senior lecturer at Kingston University, London United Kingdom, until 2011. During this time, she was director of the Employee Engagement Consortium. In this capacity, Amanda Shantz was a consultant and researcher for 8 organizations. She returned to Canada and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and York University until August of 2014. Last semester, Amanda commenced employment at IESEG School of Management, Paris France. She have taught numerous courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels in organizational behavior and human resource management.


  • Shantz, A., & Alfes, K. (2014, in press). Work engagement and voluntary absence: The moderating role of job resources. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Shantz, A., & Booth, J.E. (2014). Service employees and self-verification: The roles of occupational stigma consciousness and core self-evaluations. Human Relations, 67(12), 1439-1465. 
  • Truss, C., Shantz, A., Soane, E., Alfes, K., & Delbridge, R. (2013). Employee engagement, organisational performance and individual wellbeing: Exploring the evidence, developing the theory. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(14), 2657-2669.
  • Shantz, A. & Latham, G. P. (2012). Transfer of training: Written self-guidance to increase self-efficacy and interviewing performance of job seekers. Human Resource Management, 51(5), 733-746. 
  • Shantz, A. & Latham, G. P. (2009). An exploratory field experiment of the effect of conscious and subconscious goals on employee performance. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 109(1), 9-17.