Joan Flaherty

Assistant Professor
School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management
Email: 
jflahert@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
58759
Office: 
Macdonald Stewart Hall (MACS), Room 322

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About

Biography

Assistant Professor, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management; Faculty Advisor: Hornblower, the School’s annual student magazine.

Education

  • M.Sc., Rural Extension Studies (Adult and Extension Education), University of Guelph
  • M.A.,  English Literature, University of Guelph
  • B.A., English Literature, University of Guelph

 

Awards and Honours

2014 Bill Braithwaite MBA Distinguished Professorial Award, College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph

2007  University of Guelph Faculty Association Professorial Teaching Award

2005  Faculty Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph,

Research Interests

My research interests relate to matters of pedagogy. Currently, I am particularly interested in technology-based pedagogy (ie., the role of emerging digital technologies in the post-secondary setting); student engagement in the post-secondary classroom; and communication skills required of newly graduated employees -- and therefore required in the post-secondary curriculum.

Publications

Choi, H.S. & Flaherty, J. (2014). Communication competencies required by hospitality and tourism graduates for career success.  20th Asia Pacific Tourism Association Annual Conference Proceedings, pp. 481-485.

Smith, R. & Flaherty, J. (2014). The importance of social presence in an online MBA program: A preliminary investigation. Teaching and Learning Innovations Journal. Vol. 16.

Flaherty, J. & Choi, H.S. (2014). Is writing important for graduate success? A preliminary investigation into the communication skills required of hospitality and tourism undergraduates. Teaching and Learning Innovations Journal. Vol. 16.

Flaherty, J. (2014). An approach to rejuvenating our teaching -- and ourselves. Transformative Dialogues: A Teaching and Learning Journal. Vol 7, Issue 1.

Choi, C. & Flaherty, J. (2013). A Portrait of Stephen L.J. Smith. Anatolia: An international journal of tourism and hospitality research.DOI: 10.1080/13032917.2013.855974

Flaherty, J. & von Massow, M. (2013). Mixing business with science: Graduate student perceptions of a pilot interdisciplinary course. Transformative Dialogues: A Teaching and Learning Journal. Vol 6, Issue 3).

Flaherty, J. (2013; Feb 2012). Millennial students and middle-aged faculty: A learner-centred approach toward bridging the gap. The Teaching Professor, p.1. (Reprinted March 2013 in Faculty Focus: Higher Ed Teaching Strategies.

Flaherty, J. (2011, October). Ill-mannered students can wreck more than your lecture. The Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A3

Guiyang Tourism Development Committee (2011). Guiyang. J. Flaherty (Ed). China Travel and Tourism Press.

Flaherty, J. (2010). Bridging the digital divide: A non-technical approach to the use of technology in the classroom. Academic matters:  The Journal of Higher Education, pp. 21-26.

Flaherty, J. (2010). Oral Presentations: The counterintuitive speaker. In L. Hanson & D. Hammond, Business communications: Contexts and controversies (pp. 137-169). Toronto: Pearson Canada

Thompson, R., & Flaherty, J. (2009). Confronting apathy to forge motivation within the hospitality workforce: A preliminary investigation. 5th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Travel and Tourism Research Association (Canada Chapter), Guelph, ON, October 14, 2009.

Flaherty, J., Choi, H.S., & Johan, N. (2008). A research-based approach to participation assessment: Evolving beyond problems to possibilities". CELT (Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching), Vol. 1.  pp. 110-114.

Johan, N., Flaherty, J., & Choi, H.S. (2006). An approach to participation assessment in hospitality and tourism management courses: The students' perspective. The Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium, TTRA Canada, October 14 - 17, Montebello, QC.

Flaherty, J. (2006). An ego-free approach to improving our students' writing. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Newsletter, No. 42, Winter 2006, 5.

Flaherty, J. (2002, June 18). My mother’s secret garden of being. Globe and Mail. p. A18.

Flaherty, J. (2002). Why the classroom matters more than ever. The Teaching Professor, 16 (1), 5-6.

Flaherty, J. (2001, September 19). Time to put this behind us. Globe and Mail. p. A18. (Reprinted in University of Guelph publication @guelph, October 19, 2001).

Flaherty, J. (2000). Teachers get bored, too. The Teaching Professor, 14 (10), 1-2.

Flaherty, J. (1999). Talk to me now: Communication in the classroom. The Teaching Professor, 14 (1), 4-5.

Flaherty, J. (1999). Computers in the classroom (?). The Teaching Professor, 13 (1), 3.

Flaherty, J. (1998). Hate writing. Love having written. The Teaching Professor, 12 (5) 4. (Reprinted in The Best of the Teaching Professor, Ike Shibely (Ed.) Magna Publications 2005 and in Inside the School, D. Trim (Ed)., Magna Publications 2009.

Blackburn D.J. & Flaherty, J. (1994). Historical roots of extension. In D.J. Blackburn (Ed.), Extension Handbook: Processes & Practices (pp. 8-17). Toronto : Thompson Educational Publishing.

Blackburn , D.J. & Flaherty, J. (1994). Transitions & directions in extension. In D.J. Blackburn (Ed.), Extension Handbook: Processes & Practices (pp. 8-17). Toronto : Thompson Educational Publishing.

Presentations

Flaherty J., & Choi, HSC. (July 23-25, 2014). Is writing important for graduate success? A preliminary investigation into the communication competencies required of hospitality and tourism graduates. Improving University Teaching Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Choi, HSC., & Flaherty, J. (Uuly 1-4, 2014). Communication competencies required by hospitality and tourism graduates for career success. APTA Conference, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Flaherty, J (June 2, 2013). An approach to rejuvenating our teaching -- and ourselves. The Teaching Professor Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Flaherty, J., & von Massow, M. (June 1-3, 2012). Learning without borders: An interdisciplinary approach to course development. The Teaching Professor Conference, Washington, D.C. (Poster Presentation).

Flaherty, J. (July 6, 2010). Keynote re “Challenges in Communications” at OMAFRA (Communications Branch) retreat, Guelph.

Flaherty, J. (May 21-23, 2010). Bridging the digital divide: A non-technical approach to the use of technology in the classroom. The Teaching Professor Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Flaherty, J.  (May 16-18, 2008). 'To see the world in a grain of sand': Educating our students - and ourselves - about globalism & diversity". The Teaching Professor Conference, Kissimmee, Florida.

Flaherty, J. (September 2007; 2006; 2005).. "The TA's guide to writing: Doing the opposite of what you've probably been taught" Teaching Support Services Conferences, University of Guelph, Guelph.

Holmes, T., & Flaherty, J. (June 16-17, 2007). "A research-based approach to participation assessment: Evolving beyond problems to possibilities". Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference. Edmonton, Alberta.

Flaherty, J.  (May 2006).  "An ego-free approach to teaching writing". Pedagogies that Challenge conference, Teaching Support Services, University of Guelph, Guelph.

Flaherty, J. (June 24, 2005). Keynote: "Engaging our students and ourselves in the classroom". Teaching Professor Conference, Louisiana State University, Eunice, Louisiana.

Flaherty, J. (May 21, 2005). Invited presentation: “Zen and the Art of Effective Teaching”, Teaching Professor Conference, Chicago, US.

Flaherty, J. (May 17, 2005). "It was a dark and stormy night of the soul: The writing teacher's lament - and how to avoid it". Writing to learn. Learning to write Conference, University of Guelph, Guelph.

Flaherty, J. (May 2004). "Zen and the Art of Effective Teaching". Teaching Professor Conference. Philadelphia, US.

Current Courses

HTM*2010 (Hospitality and Tourism Business Communications) HTM*6050 (Management Communications)