Joshua LeBlanc | College of Business and Economics

Joshua LeBlanc

Ph.D. Candidate, Management
Department of Management
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Macdonald Stewart Hall (MACS), Room 311B

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          2018 (Expected)             Ph.D. Candidate University of Guelph: Management

                                                    College of Business and Economics

                                                    Department of Management          

            2013    M.A.                    University of New Haven: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

                                                    Concentration in Organizational Development

                                                    Certification in Human Resource Management

                                                    GPA: 3.94/4.0

            2011    B.S. (honors)       St. Lawrence University: Psychology (cum laude)

                                                    GPA: 3.46/4.0

                                                    Psychology GPA: 3.57/4.0


Burga, R., LeBlanc, J., & Rezania, D. (2017) Analysing the effects of teaching approach on engagement, satisfaction and future time perspective among students in a course on CSR. The International Journal of Management Education. 15, 306-317.​ DOI:10.1016/j. ijme.2017.02.003.

Flaherty, J., McAdams, B.G., and LeBlanc, J.E. (2017) "Words Matter: the Impact of “Catchy” vs Conventional Course Titles on Student Interest," The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 8(1), Article 4.​ Available at:

Aung, M., Bahramirad, S., Burga, R., Hayhoe, M., Huang, S., LeBlanc, J. Sense-Making Accountability: A Netnographic Study of an Online Public Perspective. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 37(1), 18-32. 

Huang, S., LeBlanc, J., & Choi, H.S. (2016). How do Chinese Tourists Differ from Caucasian Tourists? An Empirical Study from the Perspective of Tourists’ Self-Concept. International Journal of Tourism Sciences, 16(4), 222-237.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

Lyons, S.T, & LeBlanc, J. (2018). “Generational Identity in the Workplace: Toward Understanding and Empathy”. Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces. R. Burke & A. Richardsen (Editors). United Kingdom. Edward Elgar. In Press.

Manuscripts in Review

Elliot, S., McAdams, B., & LeBlanc, J. (2018).  2nd round of review at Tourism Analysis special issue on Wine and Culinary Tourism Futures.

Manuscripts in progress

McAdams, B., Flaherty, J., & LeBlanc, J. A Qualitative Inquiry into Hospitality Students’ Preferences During Course Title Selection. Target: Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education.

LeBlanc, J., & Lyons, S. Helicopter Parents and Their Indecisive Kids: The Impact of Parental Attachment on Millennials’ Early Careers. Target: Emerging Adulthood.

LeBlanc, J., Burga, R., & Rezania, D. Evaluating Significant Learning Experiences: Preparing Students to Work in the Changing Labour Market. Target: Journal of Management Education.

Burga, R., LeBlanc, J., & Rezania, D. Preparing Students for the Changing Labour Market: Creating Significant Learning Experiences. Target: International Journal of Project Management.

LeBlanc, J., McAdams, B., & Flaherty, J. Picking a Course Title: Motives Underlying Student Course Title Selection. Target: The Journal of Higher Education.

Flaherty, J., LeBlanc, J., & McAdams, B. Evaluating Students’ Preferences for Catchy and Conventional Course Titles. Target: International Journal of Educational Research.


Exploring the Consequences of Helicopter Parenting on Career Identity and Adaptability in Contemporary Emerging Adults.

Defense Committee: Dr. Sean Lyons, Dr. Jamie Gruman, Dr. Nita Chhinzer, Dr. Tricia Van Rhijn.

Primary Research Interests

The consequences of parental attachment bonds and parenting styles on early career development.

Antecedents and consequences of career adaptability and vocational identity.

Student-life balance associated with caregiving responsibilities (eldercare and disability care most specifically) and the effects of such responsibilities on early career development. This includes individuals currently providing care, either formally or informally, as well as those anticipating caregiving responsibilities in the future (physical, financial or psychological care). 

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Student course title selection; Student engagement.  

Refereed Conference Presentations

Burga, R., LeBlanc J., & Rezania, D. (2017). Student Future Time Perspective and Teaching CSR. 4th Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Regional North America Conference, the University of Guelph, ON Canada, October 18-20, 2017.  

McAdams, B., Elliot, S., & LeBlanc, J (2017). Drive by My Cellar Door: Do Boutique Wineries Benefit from Tourism? Wine and Culinary Tourism Conference, Kelowna, BC, Canada, October 17-21, 2017.

LeBlanc, J., Burga, R., & Rezania, D. (2016). Analyzing the Effects of Teaching Approach on Engagement, Satisfaction and Future Time Perspective. Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016, Anaheim, CA, August 2016. Winner of the Barry Armandi Award for the best student paper- Management Education and Development (MED) Division

LeBlanc, J & Lyons, S. (2015). Helicopter parents and their indecisive kids: The impact of parental attachment on Millennials' early careers. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC 07- 11 August, 2015.

Flaherty, J., McAdams, B., & LeBlanc, J. (2015). Words Matter: The Impact of “Catchy” vs. Conventional Course Titles on Student Interest Graduate Student University Teaching Conference. Creating a Climate for Learning: Recognizing and Adapting to your Teaching Environment, Guelph, ON. Sept. 3, 2015.

Huang, S., & LeBlanc, J (2015). How do Chinese toursists differ from Caucasian tourists? An empirical study from the perspective of tourists' self-concept. Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) conference, Niagara Falls, ON 23-25 September, 2015.

LeBlanc, J, & Hayhoe, M.A. (2015). Mindfulness, Moral Reasoning and Ethical Leadership: A Closer Look. Presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference (ASAC), 2015 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 13-16. Winner of the Best Student Paper Award for the Organizational Theory Division.

Bahramirad, S., Burga, R., Hayhoe, M., Huang, S., LeBlanc, J., Merchant, S., Rahmati, M. (2015). A Descriptive Study of Reactions to the Ontario Power Plant Closures from the Online Community. Paper presented at the Administrative Science Association of Canada Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia. June 13-16.

LeBlanc, J. (2014). The Obesity Prevention Toolbox: Improving Workplace Health Promotion Programs Using Stakeholder Salience and Social Marketing. Preliminary paper presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Muskoka, ON, May 2014.

LeBlanc, J., & Fryer, J. (2011). “The Effects of Cumulative Sleep Deprivation on Sexual Decision Making in College Students.”– Poster Presentation, Johnson Hall of Science. St. Lawrence University. Abbreviated data presented at the 14th annual meeting of the SPSP. January 17-19, 2013 pre-conference on self-regulation.  

Practitioner-Oriented Articles and Chapters

LeBlanc, J. (2014). The Evidence. In Redmond, K. (ed.) Communicating in a Character Culture With Tact, Integrity and Courage in the Workplace. 77-94. Holland Landing, ON: IC Publishing.

LeBlanc, J. (2014). The Obesity Prevention Toolbox: Improving Workplace Health Promotion Programs Using Stakeholder Salience and Social Marketing. Journal of Business and Economics 5 (12): 2303-2315.

Scholarships, Honors & Awards

2017-2018          Scholarship for Teaching and Learning Fund Recipient- $12,000.

2017                   CBE Research Assistantship Award- Career Outcomes of Today’s Emerging Adults- $5,752.

2016-2017          Mitacs Accelerate Internship. Generation Z: Understanding Canada's Newest Youth Generation- $10,000.

2016                   Winner of the Barry Armandi Award for Best Student Paper -Management Education Division- Academy of Management (AOM)- $500.

2015                   Best Student Paper-Organizational Theory Division-ASAC

2014,2016          Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship Winner- $4,000.

2013-2017         Ontario Trillium Scholarship Winner- $160,000.

2013-2016         Graduate Scholarship in Marketing and Consumer Studies- $20,350.                                        


Teaching Experience 


HROB*4000: Leadership and Organizational Management Capstone

Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)

LEAD 6740: Coaching and Developing Others. (CBE Executive Programs Masters in Leadership: Winter term 2016, 2017, 2018; Fall term 2016, 2017; Summer term 2016, 2017, 2018).

HROB 3090: Training and Development (Undergraduate: Winter 2015).

MGMT 3020: Corporate Social Responsibility (Undergraduate: Fall Term 2013 and 2014, Winter 2015).

HROB 4100: Evidence-Based People Management (Undergraduate: Fall Term 2013).