Kyleen Myrah



Job Title

College Professor, Okanagan School of Business


Okanagan College

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

EdD, 2004


Educational Studies—General – Educational Leadership & Policy


Kelowna, BC, Canada

Kyleen Myrah, EdD ‘04

Kyleen resides in the beautiful city of Kelowna and has been a Professor of Business at Okanagan College teaching in the areas of management since the late 1990’s. Her doctoral work at UBC explored a more integrated and expansive approach to entrepreneurship, and led to a focus in teaching, research and writing on the area of social entrepreneurship. Kyleen has also run her own corporate training company for over 20 years specializing in leadership development and strategic planning. She believes greatly in the importance of service to community and has held a wide variety of board and committee positions within her region; most notably, she recently co-lead the City of Kelowna’s Task Force on homelessness (2017-18), and was the inaugural Chair of the Central Okanagan Journey Home Society tasked with implementing the community’s five year plan to end homelessness. Kyleen’s current research focuses on social enterprise development using the case research method, and she has published in case journals, is a regular case reviewer, was a special edition editor for Case Research Journal (CRJ) and is on their editorial board. Kyleen is also a founding member of the interdisciplinary Kelowna Homelessness Research Collaborative ( where she has been producing work around the vulnerabilities to homelessness, and allyship in research. Kyleen has also been a Faculty Advisor for the award-winning student organization, Enactus Okanagan College (, since the team’s inception in 2006, whose mandate is use social entrepreneurial approaches to conduct outreach projects that positively impact their community. In her spare time she enjoys all the outdoors have to offer (hiking, skiing, biking) with her active family and her ‘woodle’ dog named Stella.