Dr Peter Woods is internationally recognised for his expertise in developing and effectively using innovative curriculum materials and approaches for teaching multicultural students. An inspiring lecturer in the Griffith Business School (GBS), he teaches students who will become future managers. His overall aim is to facilitate individual student growth and to help develop values and attitudes of responsible and inter-culturally competent global citizens. His philosophy of teaching is to build student-centred, stimulating learning environments informed by recent research and relevant theory that are interactive, accessible and welcoming. Peter convenes and lectures large classes of between 150 – 750 students, from 1st year through to postgraduate, and smaller classes in Hong Kong. Building bridges of understanding between people, from different cultures and backgrounds has been a focus of his working life. He worked collaboratively with colleagues to develop innovative programs such as the ‘Local Aussie Mentoring Program’ to build mentoring relationships between local students and international students. He has also created a successful portable course module to increase the effectiveness of multicultural group-work in class as well as introducing innovations into the classroom such as the ExcelL Intercultural Skills Program and Mike’s Bikes Business Simulation Program.
Dr Jason Harding is a lecturer within Griffith University’s Business School (Department of Tourism, Hotel, and Sport Management). Jason obtained his PhD from Griffith University in 2010 whilst affiliated with Griffith’s Centre for Wireless Monitoring and Applications and working as a Research Scholar at the Australian Institute of Sport and the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. During his PhD candidature Jason was principal sports-scientist for the Australian Snowboard and Mogul Skiing Teams preparing for the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics Games - working with coaches and athletes on performance projects and travelling with teams as they attempted to qualify. Jason’s research focus is on the management of performance technology in elite sport; his teaching focus is sports management and also technology with respect to its impact on humanity and business. His Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) focus is effectively balancing the use of emerging instructional technologies with inspirational face to face teaching approaches. A surfer, skateboarder, snowboarder, artist, and photographer, Jason is also the founder and chief administrator of Anarchist Athlete, Hype Media Lab, and The Undergrad Project – online communities focused on generating positive impact in sport, business, and higher education.
Dr Jason Doyle is a lecturer, academic, and researcher within Griffith University’s Business School (Department of Tourism, Hotel, and Sport Management). Jason was awarded his PhD from Griffith University in 2014 for his thesis investigating the longitudinal development of sport fandom. This research investigated how a new Australian Football League (AFL) team was able to attract, retain and develop a fan base of loyal consumers. Jason's research has informed the decision making of leading professional sport organisations in Australia and abroad. Jason has presented at world leading sport conferences in Australia, the USA, Denmark, and New Zealand. His research has attracted interest from national media publications. Jason has published peer-reviewed journal articles in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, and the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. In addition, he has taught a range of courses at Griffith University including Sport Marketing, Event Marketing and Sponsorship, Sport Business Environments, Sport Facilities and Planning and The Business and Economics of Sport and understands the pedagogy of combining academically driven theory with engaging, current and interactive real-world examples in the classroom.