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Dr. Ken Hammer

hammerk@viu.ca

  • Ph.D. in Commercial Recreation and Tourism (University of Minnesota)
  • MA in Recreation Management (Brigham Young University)
  • BA in Recreation Administration (University of Alberta)

Teaching Area: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Marketing

Areas of Special Interest: Leadership & Management Development, Business Development, International Work, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • University College Professor
    Department of Recreation and Tourism Management
    Faculty of Management
    Vancouver Island University,
    Nanaimo, BC
  • Instructor & Chair
    Department of Recreation Administration,
    Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

  • President & CEO
    Ken Hammer & Associates – specializing in leadership and management development & strategic planning
  • Owner/Partner
    Outdoor Equipment Company – retail sales and services of outdoor equipment and clothing
  • Coordinator/Facilitator
    Leadership BC Nanaimo – community leadership development program

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

In progress papers, presentations & scholarly activity:

  • Community Leadership – An Exploratory Study; Rotary Leadership – An Exploratory Study;
  • Rotary Leadership – Reflective Action;
  • Leadership BC – Is it working?;
  • Designing a Conference for Maximum Learning; Port Alberni – Quality of Life Project;
  • Developing Leadership – Alternative Approaches

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS 

  • Leadership BC Advisory Team
  • Leadership BC Nanaimo Advisory Team & Curriculum Team
  • International Leadership Association
  • Community Leadership Association
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Nanaimo Daybreak Rotary
  • Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce