Julia Christensen Hughes

Dean
Dean's Office
Email: 
jchriste@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
ext. 56938
Fax: 
519-763-0526
Office: 
Macdonald Hall (MAC), Room 309

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About

Biography

Dr. Julia Christensen Hughes was appointed Dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph in May of 2009. Previously, she was the Chair of the Department of Management since June 2007.

Julia is an accomplished management scholar who is committed to helping improve the effectiveness of organizations through a strategic approach to human resources management. She is also an advocate for change within higher education and has helped facilitate many national, provincial and local events focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning. Her work on academic integrity has garnered national and international attention. Julia is regularly sought as a keynote speaker and has received a number of awards.

Education

York University - Schulich School of Business
Phd, Organizational Behavior Studies, 1990 – 1994

York University - Schulich School of Business
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Organizational Behavior Studies, 1984 – 1986

University of Guelph
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, 1977 – 1981

Awards and Honours

  • 2016: Women of Distinction, Honourary Chair, Guelph YMCA
  • 2015: Invited address, United Nations General Assembly, on behalf of PRME signatories
  • 2012: Educator of the Year, Ontario Hostelry Institute 2011 Woman of Distinction, Education & Training, Guelph YMCA
  • 2008: John Bell Award, Outstanding Educational Leadership, University of Guelph
  • 2007: Edward F. Sheffield Award, “Author judged to be most excellent”, Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Canadian Society for Studies in Education (with Don McCabe)
  • 2003: Highly Commended Award, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
  • 1995: Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, College of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Guelph

Research Interests

Leadership Development, Higher Education Leadership

Publications

Books

 

  • Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2010).  Christensen Hughes, J. and Mighty, J. (Eds.).  McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Curriculum Development Processes & Practices in Higher Education (2007).  Wolf, P. and Christensen Hughes, J. (Eds.), New Directions for Teaching & Learning, Number 122.  CA: Jossey-Bass.

Selected chapters in books

  • Christensen Hughes, J. & Bertram Gallant, T. (2016). Infusing Ethics and Ethical Decision Making into the Curriculum. In Tracey Bretag (Ed.), Handbook of Academic Integrity (pp. 1055-1073). Singapore:  Springer Science + Business Media. 
  • Christensen Hughes, J., and Mighty, J., (2010). Practices of convenience: Teaching and learning in higher education.  In, Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (pp. 3-14).  Christensen Hughes, J. and Mighty, J. (Eds.).  McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Summerlee A.J.S. and Christensen Hughes, J., (2010). Pressures for change and the future of university education.  In, Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (pp. 243-260).  Christensen Hughes, J. and Mighty, J. (Eds.).  McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Christensen Hughes, J., and Mighty, J. (2010).  A call to action: Barriers to pedagogical innovation and how to overcome them.  In, Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (pp. 261-277).  Christensen Hughes, J. and Mighty, J. (Eds.).  McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Christensen Hughes, Julia (2008).  Human resource management in the hospitality industry.  In Brotherton B., and Wood, R.C. (Eds.), Handbook of Hospitality Management, (pp. 273-301). London: Sage.
  • Christensen Hughes, Julia (2007).  Supporting curriculum assessment and development: Implications for the faculty role and institutional support. In Curriculum Evolution Processes & Practices in Higher Education.  Wolf, P. and Christensen Hughes, J. (Eds.), New Directions for Teaching & Learning, (pp. 107-110).  CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management (2005).  Pizam A., Editor-in-chief (2005), Oxford, UK: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann  (J. Christensen Hughes listed as “contributor”).
  • Christensen Hughes, Julia (2003).  The philosophy, practice and promise of empowerment in the hospitality industry.  In Kusluvan, S. (Ed.) Managing Employee Attitudes and Behaviours in the Tourism Industry (pp. 672 – 691).  New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Christensen Hughes, Julia (2002).  Developing a classroom vision and implementation plan.  In Chism, N., and Bickford, D. (Eds.) The Importance of Physical Space in Creating Supportive Learning Environments, New Directions in Teaching and Learning, no. 92, winter, 63-72.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Christensen Hughes, Julia (2002).  Recruitment and selection issues and strategies within international resort communities.  In D’Annunzio-Green, N., Maxwell, G.A., Watson, S., Cannon, D.F. (Eds.), Human Resource Management: International Perspectives in Hospitality and Tourism (pp. 15 – 34).  London: Continuum. 

Selected papers in refereed journals

  • Charlebois, S., Christensen Hughes, J., & Hielm, S. (2015).  Corporate Philanthropy and Channel Impact in Food Security: The case Nourish by Campbell's Canada.   British Food Journal, 117 (2), 861-879. 
  • Christensen Hughes, J., Rog, E. (2008).  Talent Management: A Strategy for Improving Employee Recruitment, Retention and Engagement within Hospitality Organizations, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. 20 (7) 743-757.
  • Christensen Hughes, J., McCabe D.L. (2006).  Understanding academic misconduct.  Canadian Journal of Higher Education.  36(1) 49-63.
  • Christensen Hughes, J., McCabe D.L. (2006).  Academic misconduct within Higher Education in Canada.  Canadian Journal of Higher Education.  36(2) 1-21.
  • Nitsch, D., Baetz, M., Christensen Hughes, J. (2005).  Why code of conduct violations go unreported: A conceptual framework to guide intervention and future research.  Journal of Business Ethics, 57, 324--341.
  • Christensen Hughes, Julia (2002).  HRM and universalism: Is there one best way?  International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 14(5) 221 – 228.
  • Christensen Hughes, Julia (1997).  Sociological paradigms and the use of ethnography in hospitality research.  Hospitality Research Journal, 21(1)14-27.
  • Christensen, Julia (1993).  The diversity dynamic: Implications for organizations in 2005.  Hospitality Research Journal, 17(1)69-86.
  • Christensen, J. M. (1992).  Cultural diversity: The lesson of Toronto’s hotels.  Cornell Quarterly, 33(2)78-87.
  • Howard, W., McEwan, K., Brinkman, G., Christensen, J.  (1991). Human resource management on the farm: Attracting, keeping, and motivating labour.  Agribusiness, 7(1)11 - 26.

Presentations

*This is a select list of presentations.

  • Christensen Hughes, J. (2016). The Changing Context of Teaching and Learning & the Implications for University Leadership, Keynote Address. Niagara College Spotlight on Teaching, Niagara, Ontario.
  • Christensen Hughes, J. (2015). The Role of Business Schools in Contributing to the Achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Invited speaker, United Nations General Assembly, NYC:  Other speakers included:  Mr. Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever; Mr. Fu Chengyu, Chairman, Global Compact Local Network China; Ms. Erika Karp, Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital Inc. Others in attendance:  H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations and H.E. Mr. Sam K. Kutesa, President UN General Assembly. Link to address, presentation starts at 1:31.
  • Christensen Hughes, J. (2014).  The Power of Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Tourism and Education to Transform Lives. Keynote Address. Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) annual conference, University of Guelph.
  • Christensen Hughes, J. (2012). Integrity in the Academy: Imperatives, Incentives and Innovations.   Keynote Address.  Fall Perspectives on Teaching Conference.  University of Western Ontario.
  • Christensen Hughes, J. (2012).  Education at the Cross-Roads: An Imperative to Change.  Symposium on Teaching and learning: Leading change @SFU.  Keynote address.  Annual Symposium, Simon Fraser University.
  • Christensen Hughes, J. (2011).  Diversifying Blended Learning: Diverse learners, needs and approaches in a cost-effective environment.  COHERE annual conference.  Cambridge Ontario. 
  • Christensen Hughes, J. (2011).  Taking Stock: The implications for faculty teaching & research.  Innovations in Learning: Scholarship of Teaching and |Learning.  7th annual UBC (Okanagan) Learning Conference.  Keynote address.
  • Christensen Hughes, J. (2011).  The changing context of teaching and learning and the implications for university leadership.  Opportunities and new directions: A research conference on teaching and learning.  University of Waterloo.  Workshop for senior administration.
  • Christensen Hughes, J. (2011).  The SoTL imperative: Towards greater dissemination and evidence-based practice.  Opportunities and new directions: A research conference on teaching and learning.  University of Waterloo.  Keynote address.
  • Christensen Hughes, J. (2011).  Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning & the Implications for Management Education.  Visualizing the Future of Accounting Education.  Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Keynote address.
  • Christensen Hughes, J. (2011).  Fostering Deep Learning: How Research Can Help Make it Happen.  A Celebration of Teaching Showcase.  University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus.  Keynote address.

In the News

  • 2015-2016:  Globe and Mail.  "Why sustainable business begins in the classroom." OpEd.  

  • 2014-2015:  CTV News, Kitchener, Canada-Ontario.  Interviewed by CTV News – Kitchener,  "Cheating via Group Work".

  • 2013-2014:  Globe and Mail – “Cheating said to be on rise in North American B-schools”, Toronto, Canada-Ontario; Metro-Morning (CBC-Toronto).  Interviewed on 'campus cheating';  CBC News (National).  Interviewed on 'campus cheating

  • 2012-2013:  CBC's The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti - Prevalence of Cheating in Canadian Universities, Toronto, Canada; TVO, Toronto, Canada-Ontario.  The Future of Higher Education: How are universities and colleges evolving to meet the needs of future students?  Looking towards the future of higher learning in the latest installment of The Agenda's Learning 2030 series. Globe and Mail. "Learning is More than a lecture." OpEd. 

  • 2008-2009:  CBC Radio, Calgary, Canada-Alberta (National).  CBC Radio syndication – separate interviews in Moncton, Corner Brook, Whitehorse, Calgary on Ryerson cheating scandal.

  • 2007-2008:  Quoted numerous times in University Affairs, the Globe & Mail, and the National Post following my research being featured as a cover story on the MacLean’s Feb 12, 2007 issue;  TVO, Toronto, Canada.  Cheating in the public school system; CBC, Canada.  Filmed for CBC documentary on “Liars and Lying.”

  • 2006-2007:  CTV Radio, Canada.  Interview on CTV’s Canada AM; CBC Radio, Canada.  Interview with Michael Enright, CBC Radio’s “Sunday Edition.”

  • 2005-2006:  University of Guelph News Release - Academic Misconduct Major Problem in Canada, Study Finds, Guelph, Canada-Ontario.