Danielle Mercer

Assistant Professor,
Acadia University

Danielle Mercer is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Manning School of Business at Acadia University, Wolfville, NS. A Newfoundlander born and bred, she obtained both her Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration focused in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management from Memorial University in her hometown, St. John’s. Danielle became an educator, mentor, and researcher at Acadia in 2017 upon completion of her Doctorate from Saint Mary’s University. 

Broadly, Danielle’s research focuses on organizational leadership with an emphasis on workplace gender and diversity (i.e., the underrepresentation of women in leadership roles) and workplace well-being (i.e., psychosocial factors and mental health literacy). 

She is currently on a research project examining diversity, empowering leadership, and perceptions of female competence. Specifically, she has been developing a measure to test gendered ally behaviors of workplace leaders in predicting various EDI focused outcomes. 

She has presented at several international conferences and has publications in peer-reviewed journal articles and edited book chapters including her most recent work, ‘Strength through kindness: celebrating the success of women leaders and feminine leadership styles’. 

While research is her expertise, teaching is her passion. She strives to embed inclusivity, accessibility, transparency, and kindness in any class she facilitates. Since joining Acadia, Danielle’s teachings include Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Theory, Human Resource Management, and most noteworthy, Professional Development which prepares new grads and early career workers for the job market.