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Heather Clarke

Heather Clarke

Assistant Professor

WH 470G

Dr. Heather M. Clarke joined the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business in August 2016 and is an Assistant Professor of Management. 
 
Before joining UWGB, Heather earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of New Brunswick.  After practicing law for several years, she entered doctoral studies, earning a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2016.  Heather’s PhD is in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and her dissertation examined the role of gender in both the performance and evaluation of organizational citizenship behaviors.    
 
Heather’s work is published in high quality management and psychology journals, including Human Performance, Frontiers in Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Organizational Psychology, and Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.  Her research has also been presented at influential academic conferences in management and psychology, including Academy of Management, European Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Canadian Psychology Association, and the Canadian Positive Psychology Association.  Heather reviews for several journals and conferences in the areas of management and diversity and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Research in Gender Studies.
 
Maintaining an active research program, Heather has been awarded a WiSys Applied Research Grant ($26,316) to examine turnover and well-being in the trucking industry and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development Grant ($47,129) to investigate the impact of gender and sexual orientation stereotypes on hiring decisions.  Her other areas of research include workplace sexual harassment, virtual aggression, bias in performance evaluation, and sustainable human resource management.
 
Heather has received a Student Nominated Teaching Award (2018) and was appointed a UWGB Teaching Scholar for the 2017-2018 academic year.  As part of the Teaching Scholar Program, she conducted a field experiment to test how positive error framing and goal orientation influence university students’ learning.  Heather is committed to providing students with meaningful experiential learning through her work with local businesses.  Heather has taught courses in business law, international business law, legal issues in human resource management, organizational behavior, introduction to human resource management, employee development, recruitment and selection, and compensation and benefits.