Deborah Hurst, Athabasca University

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Acting Dean Athabasca, Alberta deborahh@athabascau.ca FBDean@fb.athabascau.ca Office: (780) 418-7566

Bio/Research

Her work is a balance of applied and academic research drawing from a diverse background in her pursuit of a specialization in cultural organizational change. Deborah’s research goal is to improve the human experience of work through a better understanding of organizational change and the cultura...

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Bio/Research

Her work is a balance of applied and academic research drawing from a diverse background in her pursuit of a specialization in cultural organizational change. Deborah’s research goal is to improve the human experience of work through a better understanding of organizational change and the cultural aspects of organizations.

Deborah obtained her BA from the University of Toronto, and her MA and PhD from the University of Alberta. Prior to obtaining her graduate level education, she worked for 10 years at General Motors of Canada Limited in various roles located within the departments of Transportation Analysis, Material Control, Parts Distribution, Export Operations and Personnel. During her MA degree studies, Deborah worked for the non-profit, Edmonton Social Planning Council and later between her MA and PhD, for the Alberta Public Service as a Human Resources professional and manager over a 4 year period. These private, non-profit and public sector organizational experiences inform her research and teaching.


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