Vernon Jones



Haskayne School of Business, Strategy and Global Management [SGMA]

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Phone number

cell: +1.403.971.8119


Office: SH495

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Senior Communications Strategist, Haskayne School of Business

Office: +1.403.220.6153



Educational Background

B.A. Economics, University of British Columbia,

Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration, University of British Columbia,

M.B.A. Comm, Manag & Bus Admin, University of British Columbia,


Dr. Vernon Jones is a Professor in the Strategy and Global Management Area at the Haskayne School of Business.He most recently served as Senior Associate Dean of the School (to 2018). He has also served as Assistant Dean (B.Comm and MBA programs), Associate Dean (Academic Planning & Development) and Vice-Dean including two years as Interim Dean (January 2006 to December 2007). Dr. Jones was co-founder of the Executive MBA program in 1996 and served as the Academic Director from 2003 to 2006 and again from 2012 to 2018.

Dr. Jones holds a BA in Economics and an MBA and PhD in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. He has also been an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration (now John Molson School) at Montreal’s Concordia University, and a Visiting Professor at the Institut de Formation Internationale at ESC Rouen in France. He served as Executive Director of the Banff School of Advanced Management from 1996 to 1999.

Dr. Jones’ research has focused on the application of analytical methods to marketing problems. He also has a particular interest in the origin and development of business schools and has written a history of the Faculty of Management at the University of Calgary (now Haskayne School of Business) from 1967 to 1991 and the founding of the Banff School of Advanced Management in 1952. His published papers have appeared in the Journal of Advertising Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Travel Research, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, the International Journal of Educational Management, the Case Research Journal, the University of Calgary Press and the University of Toronto Press.

Vern was awarded the Order of the University of Calgary at the June 2022 University Convocation


  • Order of the University of Calgary (presented at University Convocation June 2022),
  • Executive MBA Recognition Award (founder, professor, Academic Director 1996 - 2018),
  • Dean’s Award (outstanding career service, Haskayne School of Business), 2014
  • Canadian Who's Who (since 2010),
  • Best Paper Award (Business History, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada), 2001
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (AACSB Honour Society), 1985
  • Commerce Undergraduate Society Award (for improving student life in the Faculty of Management), 1982
  • Canada Council Doctoral Fellow (1972-74),


  • The Past is a Foreign Country: The Life and Times of Earl Douglas MacPhee. V. Jones. Proceedings, Business History, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. (2009)
  • From the Arts to Executive Education: The Founding of the Banff School of Advanced Management. Best Paper Award.. Ashis Gupta and Vernon Jones. Proceedings, Business History, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada . (2001)
  • Development by Design: A History of the Faculty of Management at the University of Calgary, 1967 - 1991 in Capitalizing Knowledge, Essays on the History of Business Education in Canada. Vernon Jones and George Lane, edited by Barbara Austin. University of Toronto Press. (2000)
  • Canadian Companies in Japan: Lessons from Experience. Allan Conway and Vernon Jones (eds). University of Calgary Press. (1998)
  • The Use of Prior Knowledge with Factor Analysis. Vernon Jones and Fred H. Siller. Journal of Marketing Research, Vol. 15, No. 1, February. (1978)