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 School of Retail Management and Department of Real Estate ....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 Toronto Metropolitan University and ....more

Christopher Daniel
Post Doctoral Fellow

Christopher Daniel first joined the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity as a Data Analyst in 2006 after completing the Masters of Spatial Analysis program at TMU. After many years working on the Major .... more

Eric Lawton
Data Analyst

Eric Lawton is a Data Analyst at the CSCA, entering the role in June 2021. He previously worked as a Research Analyst at the CSCA since May 20219 while obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Geographic Analysis .... more

Jennifer Nhieu
Data Analyst

Jennifer Nhieu is a Data Analyst at the CSCA, joining the team in March 2021. She previously worked with the CSCA as a research analyst until she began her graduate studies at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2018.... more

Muhammad Intisar Alam
PhD Candidate

Muhammad Intisar Alam is a second year PhD student at the Environmental Applied Science & Management Program (EnSciMan) of Toronto Metropolitan University ... more

Sedat Ogeturk
PhD Candidate

Sedat Ogeturk is a PhD student in the Real Estate Management and Retail Management Departments at Toronto Metropolitan University. He holds a BSc. In Engineering ... 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