Professor Jeremy Williams

Adjunct Professor - Institute for Rural Futures (IRF)

Jeremy Williams

Biography

Professor Jeremy B. Williams is Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, and Program Director of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise.

Jeremy has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and, prior to joining Griffith University, has held various senior leadership positions including Chief Academic Officer at Knowledge Universe (Global Operations), Dean of Corporate Programmes and Director of Research at Universitas 21 Global, and Teaching Fellow and MBA Director at Queensland University of Technology.

A PhD economist with a special interest in sustainable development, Jeremy has published in a number of leading academic journals in this area, including Ecological Economics, and has taught graduate level courses in sustainable development as Visiting Professor at NEOMA Business School (France) and the Asian International College (Singapore). He is a member of the International Society for Ecological Economics, the World Economics Association, and the Australia Institute, and a Founder Member of the Samford Commons community group in southeast Queensland.

Jeremy is also a pioneer and specialist in the field of technology-enhanced learning, having publishing widely in this area, and acted as a keynote speaker at numerous international seminars and conferences. Jeremy's main research focus is authentic learning environments and the ways in which learning experiences might be better contextualised to promote greater student engagement and deeper learning. This has been of particular interest to educational institutions in both the tertiary and secondary sectors, and to businesses looking to optimise their expenditure on corporate education and training.Jeremy is very active in social media and various links can be found at www.about.me/jeremybwilliams

Teaching Areas

  • Executive education
  • Sustainable Enterprise

Research Interests

  • Sustainable development
  • Digital pedagogies

Publications

Selected Refereed Journal Articles 

(2011) Greening the business curriculum through collaborative learning spaces: Theoretical and practical perspectives, (with Kirtana Hariharan), Malaysian Journal of Distance Education, 13 (1), 37-48.

(2009) The efficacy of the final examination: a comparative study of closed-book, invigilated exams and open-book, open-web exams (with Amy Wong), British Journal of Educational Technology, 40 (2), 227-236.

(2007) Pricing carbon: an ecological economics perspective on the McKibbin-Wilcoxen proposal for Australia, (with Judith M. McNeill), International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment, 3 (1), 50-66.

(2007) The employment effects of sustainable development policies, (with Judith M. McNeill), Ecological Economics, 64 (1), 216-223.

(2007) E-xams: harnessing the power of ICTs to enhance authenticity, (with Wing Lam and Alton Chua), Educational Technology and Society, 10 (3), 209-221.

(2006) A theoretical framework for effective online course design, (with Sarah Teo), Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 2 (1). Available online: http://jolt.merlot.org/documents/MS05007_002.pdf

(2006) The place of the closed book, invigilated final examination in a knowledge economy, Educational Media International, 43(2), 107-119.

(2006) Assertion-reason multiple-choice testing as a tool for deep learning: A qualitative analysis, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education , 31(3), 287-301.

(2006) A quality assurance framework for recruiting, training (and retaining) virtual adjunct faculty, (with Karin Sixl-Daniell and Amy Wong), Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, IX (I).

Selected Refereed Conference Papers

(2014) What are we teaching and why it matters: A survey of the Australian and New Zealand university macroeconomics curriculum in a post-GFC, ecologically stressed world, (with Judith M. McNeill and Michael Coleman), in Lo, A.Y., Pearson, L.J. & Evans, M.C. (eds.). (2014). Opportunities for the Critical Decade: Enhancing well-being within Planetary Boundaries. Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2013 Conference Proceedings. The University of Canberra and Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics, Canberra, Australia, 11-14 November. http://anzsee.org/anzsee-conference-2013/

(2014) The political economy of renewable energy generation in Australia, (with Jemma V. Williams) in Lo, A.Y., Pearson, L.J. & Evans, M.C. (eds.). (2014). Opportunities for the Critical Decade: Enhancing well-being within Planetary Boundaries. Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2013 Conference Proceedings. The University of Canberra and Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics, Canberra, Australia, 11-14 November. http://anzsee.org/anzsee-conference-2013/

(2007) Closed book, invigilated exams versus open book, open web exams: An empirical analysis, (with Amy Wong), in Atkinson, R.J., McBeath, C., Soong, S. K. A. & Cheers, C. (Eds) (2007). ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning. Proceedings ascilite Singapore 2007. Centre for Educational Development, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2-5 December. http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/singapore07/procs/

(2007) Using digital storytelling as an assessment instrument: Preliminary findings at an online university, (with Kanishka Bedi), Proceedings of the 11th CAA Conference, pp. 433-447, Loughborough, England, 10-11 July.

Selected Book Chapters

(2007) Poverty alleviation through access to education: Can e-Learning deliver? (with Habibullah Khan). In Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Social Disadvantage, Clem Tisdell (ed), Serials Publications, New Delhi.