Professor of Human Resource and Workforce Development
(RHRC)-Rehab, Human Resources, & Comm.Disorders
Fax: (479) 575-3319
Dr. Claretha Hughes is Professor of Human Resource and Workforce Development in the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas (UA). Her research interests include valuing people and technology in the workplace, technology development, diversity intelligence, learning technologies, and ethical and legal issues. She was Director of the COEHP Honors Program and serves on the Editorial Board of Advances in Developing Human Resources Journal. She has served as a mentor for minority undergraduate research students in the former UA Carver Project Summer program. She has served as an internal program reviewer at UA and an external reviewer of the Department of Workforce Education and Development for Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She has served as a Faculty-in Residence at Clemson University mentoring early career, assistant professors on creating a research agenda, publishing, time management, etc. She has published 75 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals, books, and conferences and has 13 books including a textbook along with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council currently used for certifying manufacturing workers. She serves as a book proposal reviewer for SAGE, Emerald, IGI Global, Palgrave Macmillan, and CyberTech Publishing. She also serves as a grant proposal reviewer for the Swiss National Science Foundation and has served as a grant proposal reviewer for the Minority Business Development Agency in the United States Department of Commerce. She is currently involved in a National Science Foundation Research in Formation of Engineers project as a Co-PI.
She has served in manufacturing leadership roles in food, health care, and textile industries for Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, Abbott Laboratories, and Burlington Industries. She has served as VP of Communications, President-Elect, and President of the Valleys of Virginia Chapter of the Association of Talent Development (ATD) - formerly ASTD. She is a national member of ATD and has twice presented at the ATD International Conference and Exposition. Dr. Hughes is a Langevin Certified Master Trainer, Harvard Management Development Fellow, and a Darden School of Business Minority Executive Education Scholar. She has a PhD in Career and Technical Education from Virginia Tech, Master of Textiles in Textile Technology Management from NC State University, B.A. in Chemistry from Clemson University, and MBA in Management from University of Arkansas. She is the 2009 University Council of Workforce and Human Resource Education Outstanding Assistant Professor. 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, Diversity Intelligence: Integrating Diversity Intelligence Alongside Intellectual, Emotional, and Cultural Intelligence for Leadership and Career Development.
- Conduct research on value creation through the use of human resource development and technology development.
- Valuing people and technology in the workplace
- Diversity intelligence
- 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)
- Sims, C. M., Gong, T., & Hughes, C. (2017). Linking leader and gender identities to authentic leadership in small businesses. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 32(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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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)
- Hughes, C. (2008). Train-the-Trainer Manual. Saint-Gobain NorPro.
- Hughes, C. (2008). Kiln Technical Training Manual. Saint-Gobain NorPro.
- 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.
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
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
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