Denise Chenger

Denise Chenger
Associate Professor
Supply Chain Management

Office: EB 2032
Email: dchenger@mtroyal.ca


PhD, Civil Engineering, The University of Calgary
MSc, Project Management, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Alaska (Anchorage)
MBA, The Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario
Bachelor of Applied Degree of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Mount Royal University
Business Administration Diploma, Major in Human Resources, Mount Royal University



Denise has over 25 years of operations and strategic planning experience as both a consultant and in senior leadership roles. Her career started with varied refined products and retail operations positions in both Canada and the US, and the last decade has focused on creating and implementing significant strategic initiatives in organizations. Companies she has worked with include: Shell, Tesoro, Suncor, Husky, Penn West, MRU, Repsol, Petronas, Parkland Industries, Telus, and the UCS Group.

Denise has a long history with Mount Royal University including being a graduate of the first year MRU offered a business degree. She returned to MRU in 2009 as an instructor of general management courses and currently as Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management.


Teaching Experience

Current courses:

  • Operations Management
  • Negotiations and Project Management
  • Project Management

Previous courses:

  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Behaviour


Research program focuses on how major strategic project decisions are made and the resulting impact to the organization and the system in which it operates within. Topics include: integrated operations, digital transformation and big data initiatives, evaluating risk, and aligning projects to strategy. 

Recent Publications:

Chenger, D., (2024). Creating Value Through Project Based Supply Chain Decisions. Business Expert Press. Accepted for publication; currently in edit process. 

Chenger, D., & Cook, C., (2024). ZGM: Balancing Culture and Productivity at a Service Company. Ivey Publishing

Chenger, D., & Pettigrew, R. N. (2023). Leveraging data-driven decisions: a framework for building intracompany capability for supply chain optimization and resilience. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. 28(6). 1026-1039.

Chenger, D., & Woiceshyn, J. (2021). Executives’ Decision Processes at the Front End of Major Projects: The Role of Context and Experience in Value Creation. Project Management Journal, 52(2), 176-191. 

Cook, C., & Chenger, D., (2021). The Bitter Sisters Brewery:  Pivoting to Address the Pandemic., Ivey Publishing.