Sabbatical activities and new book accepted by publisher
Hamid Kazeroony, business faculty at Inver Hills Community College, has been busy during his current sabbatical. Hamid presented two workshops at the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) Conference in Kuwait. He also conducted workshops for doctoral students and doctoral faculty on the Mafikeng campus of North-West University in South Africa.
“My sabbatical is an excellent opportunity to hone my pedagogical skills and enhance my current knowledge to help students be more successful in applying their learning to work,” Hamid said.
Hamid’s sabbatical plan included the submission of a book proposal. That book proposal was accepted by Taylor & Francis Group (under the Routledge imprint) in the United Kingdom. The book will support diversity researchers in conceptualizing their research, identifying relevant empirical evidence, interpreting data and considering intersectional perspectives.
“Currently, I am working on writing the book and conducting field research,” Hamid said. “The book’s title, based on recommendations from various reviewers, will be Diversity and Inclusion: A Framework for Research. The primary of audience of the book will be doctoral students conducting research on gender, race, identity, indigeneity and diversity (GRIID). The book should be published by the end of July 2018.”
More about the overseas conferences…
Hamid reported that the KFAS Conference in Kuwait provided an opportunity to discover how multinational corporations can use the resources at their disposal to target, recruit, hire and train employees to ensure their organizations meet strategic objectives while reducing costs associated with employee turnover.
“Also, the workshops examined, interactively, various aspects of workplace safety, health, security and privacy issues,” Hamid said, “including proactive measures dealing with catastrophes. Attendees were allowed to formulate a comprehensive risk mitigation policy guide for their respective organizations.”
Hamid added that the four-day conference in South Africa provided doctoral students with a recipe for success in their academic journey while giving their mentors the tools they need to help their students succeed.
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Lynda Milne, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Inver Hills, was happy to learn Hamid’s new book has been accepted by Routledge.
“Hamid’s research and writing on diversity and inclusion for an international audience addresses a particularly challenging need in his discipline (business) and in higher education,” Lynda said. “What it means to be inclusive has traditionally meant something different in the U.S. than what it might mean in, say, the European Union or the Middle East. Dr. Kazeroony’s work makes a key contribution to our shared understanding.”
Sabrina Buivid, the college’s dean of career programs, noted that Hamid’s rapport with business professionals and academics overseas allows him to bring a crucial international overview to his courses at Inver Hills.
“Hamid is a valued member of the Business department,” Sabrina said. “His commitment to global awareness and diversity is admirable. Because of his work abroad he is able to bring a global perspective to the classroom that is an invaluable resource to students.”
More about Hamid Kazeroony…
Hamid Kazeroony, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, has a Doctor of Management (D.M.) in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. His dissertation was titled Leader’s Perception of Organizational Change. Hamid has an M.B.A. in Global Management from the University of Phoenix, an M.A. in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton, and a B.A. in Political Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Hamid began teaching at Inver Hills in 2011. He created an HR Certificate aligned with SHRM modules for certification preparation work and entry-level HR positions consistent with an adult-education approach. That certificate led to the development of the college’s International Business A.S. degree program. He has obtained QM certification for 14 courses at Inver Hills.
You can read Hamid’s full faculty bio at Meet the Business Faculty.
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Hamid Kazeroony, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Chair, Membership Committee, Academy of Management
Co-Chair, EURAM Gender, Race & Diversity in Organisations
PDW/Caucus/Symposia Track Chair Africa Academy of Management
Co-Editor: The Routledge Companion to International Management Education
Co-Editor: Sustainable Management Development in Africa