Dr. James Williams



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Associate Professor of the School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management


Office: Godwin Hall
Phone: TBD
Fax: 540-568-4199
Email: TBD
Mailing Address: JMU, School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management, MSC 2305, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Education

Ph.D. - Hospitality Management, Iowa State University
Doctorate - Management/Organizational Leadership, University of Pheonix
M.S. - Administration, Central Michigan University
B.A. - Management/Computer Information Systems, Park University

Awards and Honors

Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Students, Iowa State University.  2012

Certified Hospitality Educator.  2011

Academic Interests

Human Resource Management
Leadership
Organizational Behavior
Principles of Supervision

Current Courses Taught

Human Resource Management
Advanced Human Resource Management
Hospitality Law
Critical Thinking
Introduction to University Studies
Principles of Supervision
Computer Basics
Business Communications
Managerial Communications

Key Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Journal Article, Professional Journal (Published)
Williams, J. & Roberts, C. (2012). Youth Sports Experiences and the Emergence of Chameleon Leadership. The Journal of Leadership Studies, 5(3), 6-11.

Conference Proceedings

Conference Proceeding (Published)
Williams, J. & Bosselman, R. (2012). High-youth Sport’s Participants do not Yield Ineffective Leadership Styles. Presented at The 2012 Annual ICHRIE Summary Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, July 2012. Poster is accepted and published through the ICHRIE conference. (Blind Peer Review Process).

Conference Proceeding (Published)
Brown, E. & Williams, J. (2012). Professional Appearance Impact on the Hiring Process of Hospitality Applicants. Presented at The 2012 Annual ICHRIE Summary Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, July 2012. Poster is accepted and published through the ICHRIE conference. (Blind Peer Review Process).

Conference Proceeding (Published)
Williams, J., Mayfield, K., & Bosselman, R. (2012). Early Age Athletics Effect on Undergraduate Hospitality Students Leadership Styles. Presented at The 2012 17th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism, Auburn, Alabama, January 2012. (Blind Peer Review Process).

Conference Proceeding (Published)
Williams, J., & Bosselman, R. (2012). Do Team Sports Participation Draws Similar Traits Needed for Collaborative Leadership. Presented at The 2012 17th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism, Auburn, Alabama, January 2012. (Blind Peer Review Process).

Conference Proceeding (Published)
Williams, J., Lu, S., Wang, X., & Tang, R. (2011). Training Programs Role in Improving Customer Service Skills. Presented at The 2011 Annual ICHRIE Summary Conference, Denver, Colorado, July 2011. Poster is accepted and published through the ICHRIE conference. (Blind Peer Review Process).

Invited Scholarly Presentations

Williams, J. (2012). Sports Evoke Effectual Leadership Styles among Future Hospitality Managers. 6th Annual GMAP Research Symposium. Ames, IA.

Williams, J., Roberts, C., & Bosselman, R. (2012). Youth Sports Make Managers Proponents to Change. Presented at The 2012 17th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism, Auburn, Alabama, January 2012. (Blind Peer Review Process).

Williams, J. (2011). Youth Sports Impact on Undergraduate Hospitality Students Leadership Styles and Traits. 5th Annual GMAP Research Symposium. Ames, IA.

Williams, J. (2011). Symposium Roundtable on Minority Graduate Student’s Research at Iowa State University. 5th Annual GMAP Research Symposium, Ames, IA.