Staff Profiles

Dr. Tony Hernandez
Director and
Chair, Eaton Chair in Retailing

Tony Hernandez is the Director and Eaton Chair in Retailing at the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (CSCA) and Professor within the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Ryerson University....more

Dr. Maurice Yeates
Senior Research Fellow and
Dean Emeritus, School of Graduate Studies

Maurice Yeates (BA, Reading University (UK), 1960; PhD Northwestern University (USA), 1963) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (1996 to date) and served ....more

Cari Bish

Cari Bish joined the CSCA in June 2010 and is responsible for its operational requirements. She has previously worked within an operations capacity in university environments, both at Ryerson and the University of Toronto ....more

Christopher Daniel

Christopher Daniel is a Researcher with the CSCA. Chris joined the CSCA in January of 2006 and worked as a Senior GIS Analyst until September 2013 when he began his PhD studies at Ryerson University .... more

Stephanie Dizonno
Data Analyst

Stephanie Dizonno joined the CSCA as a Data Analyst in August 2018. Prior to working as a Data Analyst, she worked as a Data Collector for the CSCA and worked on several ongoing research projects. In addition to working for the CSCA... more

Sitha Sivas
Data Analyst

Sitha Sivas is a Data Analyst at the CSCA, joining the team February 2019. Before the CSCA, Sitha has worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia where he was involved with the Global HR Transformation Project. Along with that he has worked ... more


Dr. Ken Jones
Dean Emeritus, Ted Rogers School of Management

Ken Jones is the founding Director of The Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (CSCA) and Dean Emeritus of the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM). Under his guidance (1992-2005) the CSCA grew into .... more

Industry Advisors

  • Dr. Tony Lea, Senior Vice President and Chief Methodologist, Environics Analytics
  • Dr. Chuck Chakrapani, President, Leger Analytics
  • Dr. Jim Simmons, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto