Kent State College of Business Administration Associate Dean for Administration Appointed to AACSB WAME Steering Committee
PRLog - Jun. 5, 2014 - KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University College of Business Administration Associate Dean for Administration Cathy DuBois, Ph.D., has been appointed to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME) affinity group steering committee.
AACSB is the international accrediting association that represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools. Only 29 percent of universities with business colleges in the United States meet the standards set by AACSB International. Kent State’s College of Business Administration has the distinction to hold dual accreditation for business and accounting, an honor that only select programs have.
Most WAME committee members are deans, and DuBois was one of two associate deans to be appointed. “I am really excited to be part of this steering committee,” she said.
DuBois has also been part of the Associate Deans affinity group steering committee for about a year. Her responsibilities include planning pre-conference workshops and organizing networking dinners for affinity group members at AACSB conferences. Last fall she generated the topic of the workshop session and served as one of the presenters. “When you can shape what is presented, that is great fun,” she said. “You share your expertise, and you have an opportunity to provide development for people who come to these conferences.”
DuBois said she also enjoys the networking opportunities inherent in steering committee participation. “It is very useful when you are putting together systems within your own college and you have people to call up and ask, ‘How do you do this at your institution?,’” she said. “I’ve got a great network of other associate deans that I have met through AACSB conferences, but my fellow steering committee members are really my go-to people. Being a steering committee member also provides visibility for Kent State.”
A Kent State faculty and staff member since 1992, DuBois’ discipline is Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. Her research has focused on a variety of gender-related workplace issues, as well as training and performance management. In 2008, she re-focused her research on sustainability and has become an expert in the transformational role of the Human Resource Management function in embedding sustainability within organizations, with a focus on motivating sustainability-related behavior change and supporting employee health and well-being. She has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences, written book chapters for edited volumes, and published a range of articles in highly respected refereed journals such as Human Resource Management, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Psychology of Women Quarterly, and Sex Roles: A Journal of Research. She has also led a variety of Human Resource Management related consulting projects, most recently in the areas of sustainability and employee health and wellness.
DuBois said she highly values professional involvement. In addition to her AACSB steering committee work, she serves on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Editorial Board, as an AASHE Advisory Council, as a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Technical Advisor, and on the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change (BECC) program committee.