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Claretha Hughes

Claretha Hughes

Professor of Human Resource & Workforce Development

College of Education and Health Professions

(RHRC)-Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders

Phone: 479-575-2047

Fax: (479) 575-3319

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Claretha Hughes, Associate Professor, teaches Human Resource and Workforce Development in the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her research focuses on value creation through the use of human resource development and technology development. She is interested in the impact of the five values (location, use, maintenance, modification, and time) of people and technology (1) on teaching and learning processes and motivation; (2) on organizational culture, change strategies, and leadership; and (3) on the use technology in the workplace environment and employee behavior.

She is the 2009 University Council of Workforce and Human Resource Education Outstanding Assistant Professor.  Dr. Hughes has a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, a MT degree from NC State University, a BA from Clemson University and an MBA from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. She has publications in journals such as Human Resource Development ReviewWorkforce Education Forum, the International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management and the Journal of the North American Management Society. Her book Valuing people and technology in the workplace: A competitive advantage framework (http://www.igi-global.com/book/valuing-people-technology-workplace/59747) won the 2013 R. Wayne Pace Book of the Year award from the Academy of Human Resource Development. Additional books include American Black women and interpersonal leadership styles and Impact of diversity on organization and career development, Managing human resource development programs: Current issues and evolving trends

  • Conduct research on value creation through the use of human resource development and technology development.
    • Evaluate the impact on teaching, learning, processes and motivation.
    • Evaluate the impact of technology on the workplace environment and employee behavior.
    • Evaluate the impact on organizational culture and change strategies and leadership by inspiration.

Human Resource Development/Management

  • Career Theory and Decision Making (doctoral)
  • Teaching and Learning Theories (doctoral)
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in HRD (doctoral)
  • HRWD Capstone (master's)
  • University Perspectives
  • Employment Law in HRD*
  • First Year Experience
  • Experiential Learning
  • M.B.A.,  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2009 
  • Ph.D.,  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Career & Technical Education, 2002
  • M.T.,   North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Textile Technology Management, 1995
  • B.A.,   Clemson University, Clemson, SC, Chemistry, 1991

(For full listing see attached CV above)
Refereed Journal

 

  • Sims, C. M., Gong, T., & Hughes, C. (2017). Linking leader and gender identities to authentic leadership in small businesses. Gender in Management: An International Journal32(5), 318-329.
  • Hughes, C., Lusk, S., & Dewey, S. (2016). Recognizing and accommodating employees with PTSD: Intersection of human resource development, rehabilitation, and psychology. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.
  • Hughes, C. (2015). Valuing diversity through a career development paradigm shift. Academy of Business Research Journal, 2, 40-67.

Refereed Proceedings

  • Hughes, C. (2013). Enhancing organizational and human resource flexibility using modification value and strategic human resource development. Proceedings of the 2013 Industry Studies Conference. Industry Studies Association.

Books

  • Hughes, C. (2016). Diversity intelligence: Integrating diversity intelligence alongside intellectual, emotional, and cultural intelligence for leadership and career development. London, UK: Palgrave MacMillan Publications.
  • Hughes, C. & Gosney, M. (Eds.) (2016). Bridging the scholar-practitioner gap in Human Resource Development. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Gosney, M. & Hughes, C. (2015). The history of human resource development: Understanding the unexplored philosophies, theories and methodologies. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan Publications. (Nominated by publisher for the 2016 R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award)
  • Hughes, C. & Byrd, M. (2015). Managing human resource development programs: Current issues and evolving trends. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan Publications. (Nominated by publisher for the 2015 R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award)
  • Hughes, C. (Ed.) (2015). Impact of diversity on organization and career development. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (Indexed by Elsevier’s abstract and citation database Scopus)
  • Hughes, C. (2014). American Black women and interpersonal leadership styles. The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Hughes, C. (2012). Valuing people and technology in the workplace: A competitive advantage framework. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (Won the 2012 R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award; nominated for Academy of Management Book of the Year)

Book Chapters

  • Hughes, C., Gosney, M. W., & Sims, C. (2017). Influencing people and technology development using HRD philosophy. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.) Encyclopedia of information science and technology. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Hughes, C. & Stephens, D. (2016). Use value and HRD and HRM flexibility: Implications for HRD practice. In C.             Hughes and M. Gosney (Eds.) Bridging the scholar- practitioner gap in human resource development (pp. 181-199). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Hughes, C. & Gosney, M. (2016). Human resource development as a knowledge management system: The importance of bridging the scholar-practitioner gap. In C. Hughes and M. Gosney (Eds.) Bridging the scholar-practitioner gap in human resource development (pp. 1-19). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

  • Hughes, C. (2014). Integrating diversity into organization and career development: A changing perspective. In C. Hughes (Ed.) Impact of diversity on organization and career development. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (Refereed)

  • Hughes, C. (2014). Leveraging diversity for competitive advantage. In C. Hughes (Ed.) Impact of diversity on organization and career development. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (Refereed)

Professional Reports

  •  Hughes, C. (2008). Train-the-Trainer Manual. Saint-Gobain NorPro.
  •  Hughes, C. (2008). Kiln Technical Training Manual. Saint-Gobain NorPro.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Hughes, C. (2014, March). Valuing diversity through a career development paradigm shift.

Paper presented at the Academy of Business Research Spring 2014 International Conference, New Orleans, LA. (Best Paper Award)

  • Byrd, M., Scott, C., Sims, C. Hughes, C., Corley, T., Lambert, A., Thomas, S. & Wyche,T.  (2013, August, 6).  The current landscape of workforce diversity and inclusion: A view from corporate America [Webinar]. In Academy of Human Resource Development Webinar Series. Retrieved from https://m360.ahrd.org/frontend/portal/viewcalendar.aspx.

Non-Refereed Publications

  • Hughes, C. (2016, June). Using diversity intelligence for an inclusive organization. TD 70(6), 76-77.

  • Zajicek, A., Turner, R, Koski, P., & Hughes, C. (December 9, 2010).  National Science Foundation ADVANCE Grant – University of Arkansas: Environmental Assessment Group Committee Report.  Technical Report developed for the University of Arkansas ADVANCE grant team, p. 1-79.

2017 -              Professor, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR

2016-2017       Faculty-in-Residence, Department of EOLD, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

2011- 2015      Director, College of Education and Health Professions Honors Program, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2011 -              Associate Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2011 - 2013     Program Coordinator, Human Resource and Workforce Development, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2010-2011       Chair, Human Resource Development Committee, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2005 - 2010     Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2004-2005       Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

2016               RHRC Outstanding Researcher Award

2015               Distinguished Leadership Award, University of Arkansas Honors College

2015               RHRC Outstanding Researcher Award

2014               Office of Nationally Competitive Awards Recognition, University of Arkansas

2013               COEHP Significant Research Award

2013               Nominee, Academy of Management Book of the Year Award

2012               R. Wayne Pace Academy of Human Resource Development Book of the Year Award (Valuing People and Technology in the Workplace

2012               Outstanding Mentor Award, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University

                       of Arkansas

2012               Golden Tusk Awards, Three student nominated, University of Arkansas Office of Student Affairs

2010               Nominee, AHRD Early Career Scholar Award

2008-2009     Rising Star, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication                         Disorders, University of Arkansas.

2009               University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education (UCWHRE)                            Outstanding Assistant Professor.

2007-2008     Outstanding Advisor, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and                                   Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas.

2005               Nominee, Advocate of the Year, Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.

2004, 2005     Teaching Service Award from Colorado Technical University.

2003               Finalist, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Virginia Minority Supplier

                       Development Council.

2002-2003     Leadership Roanoke Valley.

2001               Omicron Delta Kappa

1999               Phi Kappa Phi

1999               Phi Delta Kappa

1999               Kappa Delta Pi

1999               International Who's Who of Professional Management