Year Graduated: 2012
Program/Degree: Educational Theory and Practice: Philosophy of Education Stream PhD
Tom Culham is currently principal of his consulting firm, Culham Business Solutions Ltd. and since 2008, a sessional instructor of supply chain and ethics courses at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. Also since 2011 he has taught supply chain courses in the summer term at the Shanghai Institute of Technology, Shanghai, China.
Tom’s research interests include: embodied learning, and evaluating the ethics pedagogy described in his thesis and book. He is encouraged by the support he has received to continue this research with the UBC Faculty of Education, the Sauder School of Business, and the Chinese Executive Leadership Academy of Pudong.
He completed his PhD in 13 terms with straight A grades, and was tirelessly active in academic pursuits, from coauthoring a paper and three book chapters to presenting at conferences to developing and teaching courses. In 2010 he was awarded the Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award for best graduate student paper on an aspect of Canada-Asia relations.
Dr. Culham was able to use his thesis, Ethics education of business leaders, as the basis for a book, Ethics education of business leaders: Emotional intelligence, virtues and, contemplative learning, which is currently in press with Information Age Publishing.
Tom says, "I am very grateful for the support I received from Dr. Heesoon Bai and the SFU community. My experience at SFU embodies the promise of philosophy as a lived experience.”
Tom is awarded the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal during the summer 2013 Convocation Ceremony.
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