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Awards for Excellence
Awards for Excellence
E. Joy Mighty and William AshtonUniversity of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
are the recipients of the journal's Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence for their paper
“Management development: hoax or hero?”
which appeared in the Journal of Management Development, Vol. 22 No. 1, 2003
Dr E. Joy Mighty is Director of the Instructional Development Centre at Queen's University in Canada and Professor of Management in the Queen's School of Business. She earned her PhD in organizational behaviour from York University in Toronto Canada. Previously a professor in the Faculty of Administration at the University of New Brunswick and Coordinator of the UNB Teaching and Learning Centre, Dr Mighty is an award winning teacher with a wealth of experience and expertise as an educational developer, management educator, researcher and consultant in organizational behaviour. She has presented widely at national, regional and international conferences, and has published in various conference proceedings, journals and books. Her primary interests include the management of diversity, the dynamics of diversity in teaching and learning, and organizational development and change. Dr Mighty was recently elected Chair of the Educational Developers' Caucus of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
William Ashton is the Research Director at the University of New Brunswick's College of Extended Learning, Professional Development Group. He is located in the capital city, Fredericton. William is a professional, with a master's degree and a long-time practitioner of adult education. He has been involved with projects, training and continuing education for nearly 20 years. In addition, he brings proven abilities in project management with universities and the public and business sectors from across Canada. He researches and consults on issues related to workplace training, practical management development and creating opportunities for sustained learning. He has experienced first-hand the challenges associated with making work-transitions from full-time positions to contracts and back again. He is also a PhD student with an interest in the professional development of professions who make policy. William continues to be a life-long learner and brings this positive attitude to all his efforts. He is a member in several professional associations and an active volunteer. His research interests include learning from organizational change and leadership development.