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

Andrew Murray
Data Analyst

Andrew has been with the CSCA since 2011. He is well versed in the concepts of data analysis, relational database design, data management and spatial analysis.  His current responsibilities at the CSCA involve maintaining the national Major Retail Chain ....more

Matthew Emmons
Data Analyst

Matthew joined the CSCA as a Data Analyst in 2015. Prior to that he has worked at the CSCA since 2011 as a Research Assistant, first as part of a research grant looking at corporate location decision-making, and later helping .... 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