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Tom Culham, P.Eng, Ph.D.

Program Director School of Management

Currently, an education professional with experience researching, teaching and managing in a post secondary business environment. Previously, a 30-year career, in senior business leadership roles including: consulting engineer, trade association vice president, and forest products manufacturing executive. His Ph. D thesis. Ethics Education of Business Leaders has been published as a book. It draws on: neuroscience, psychology, virtue ethics, contemplative practices, and leadership education emphasizing emotional intelligence. Since the publication, Tom has been teaching and received several private grants to conduct conceptual and action research on matters related to the effectiveness of business ethics education.

Experience

  • 2014 – Present, Visiting Lecturer, Beedie School of Business Simon Fraser University
  • 2013 – Present, Research Fellow Maurice, Young Center for Applied Ethics
  • 2010 – 2015, Sessional Instructor, Thompson Rivers University partner-institution articulation program: Summer Sessional Instructor Tianjin University of Technology and Shanghai Institute of Technology, China.
  • 2008 – 2017, Sessional Instructor, Sauder School of Business UBC

Education

Doctorate of Education, Simon Fraser University, 2012

Master of Science (Transportation Engineering), University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering), University of Waterloo

Awards

2013 – 2016 Research Fellow, UBC Maurice Young Center for Applied Ethics

2012 Simon Fraser University Dean’s Convocation Medal:  Thomas Culham receives Dean's Convocation Medal – Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Fellows – Simon Fraser University

2010 Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award, best graduate student paper: http://www.sfu.ca/davidlamcentre/PTYN.html

2008, 2009, 2010 Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University

Publications

Journal Articles

Culham, T., (2015), Virtue Ethics as a Framework for Teaching and Evaluating Business Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics Education, 12 (4).
Culham, T. (2015). Reuniting Virtue and Knowledge. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 49(2), 294-310.
Culham, T., (2014), Cultivating Compassion: A Daoist Perspective, Paideusis Vol. 21.
Culham, T. Bai, H., (2011), Emotional Intelligence Meets Virtue Ethics: Implications for Educators, Journal of Thought, 43(3&4) 25-43.

Books

Lin, J., Culham, T., Oxford, R., (2016) (Eds.) of Toward a Spiritual Research Paradigm: Exploring New Ways of Knowing, Researching and Being. In J. Lin, R. Oxford, (Eds.) Book Series: Transforming Education for the Future. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.
Culham, T., (2013), Ethics education of business leaders: Emotional intelligence, virtues and contemplative learning. In J. Lin, R. Oxford, (Eds.) Book Series: Transforming Education for the Future. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.

Chapter Publications

Culham, T., Lin, J. (2016) Exploring the Unity of Science and Spirit: A Daoist Perspective. In J. Lin, T. Culham, & R. Oxford, (Eds) Toward a Spiritual Research Paradigm: Exploring New Ways of Knowing, Researching and Being. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.
Bai, H., Cohen, A., Culham, T., Park, S., Rabi, S., Scott, C., Tait, S., (2014). A call for wisdom in higher education: Voices of contemplative inquiry. In O. Gunnlaugson, et al. (Eds.), Contemplative approaches to learning and inquiry. New York: State University of New York Press.
Culham, T., (2013). Embodied Ethics. In E. Brantmeier, J. Lin, R. Oxford (Eds.), Re-envisioning higher education: Embodied paths to wisdom and social transformation. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.
Bai, H., Cohen, A., Culham, T., Fiorini, K., (2013). Integrity and Human Wholeness in Leadership. In A. Stachowicz-Stanusch, W. Aman, W. (Eds.), Integrity in organizations – Building the foundations for humanistic management. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Culham, T. (2007). The leader’s role in cultivating intuition in the work place. In N. H. Huber & M. Harvey (Eds.), Building Leadership Bridges (pp. 37–45). Maryland: James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership.