Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Amy Tucker

Amy Tucker

Amy Tucker

Name: Amy Tucker
Position: Continuing Sessional Lecturer
Phone: 250.852.6855


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Amy Tucker is a Continuing Sessional Lecturer in the School of Business and Economics and Open Learning Faculty Member at Thompson Rivers University, located in Kamloops, British Columbia (BC), where she has been teaching, educating, and conducting research since 2007. Prior to her teaching career, Amy worked primarily in the areas of education, training, career development, and in management.

She brings real-world business skills to the classroom from her years at Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning Agency, Public Justice Service Association, Nisha Family and Children's Services, Simon Fraser University, Manitoba Provincial Government, University of Winnipeg, and The Manitoba Job Source Company. Amy teaches organizational behaviour, human resource management, teamwork, human resource management, fundamentals of leadership, strategic leadership, and educational leadership.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science (Public Administration) University of Winnipeg; Master of Arts Degree in Leadership and Training, Royal Roads University; Provincial Instructor Diploma, Vancouver Community College; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Human Resource Management, Thompson Rivers University; and completed all the course requirements for a Doctorate of Education (post-secondary focus), Simon Fraser University. Her educational focus is on organizational behaviour, leadership, human resource management, and teamwork. Her current research interests include the following: performance management, corporate athlete, health and wellness, team development, online behaviour, and student engagement.

In her nonacademic endeavors, Amy is the Lead Running Coach and Vancouver Sun Run Regional Coordinator for Kamloops. She is active in running, cycling, swimming, Nordic walking, X-skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, golf, rafting, kayaking, traveling, theatre, photography, spirituality, and meditation. Her goal is to complete Ironman in 2020 and to be a competitive cyclist in the British Columbia Senior Games.

Research Interests

Work-Life Balance
The Corporate Athlete
Team Development and Leadership
Diversity of Teams
Life-Long Learning
Organizational Behaviour Topics

Occupational Health and Safety Committee 2017 to Present
Senate Policy Sub-Committee 2016 to Present
Academic Integrity Committee 2016 to Present
Prior Learning Assesment and Recognition Committee Present
TRU Leap International Student's Faculty Ambassador 2015 to Present
TRU Student Orientation Faculty Member 2013 to Present Occupational Health and Safety Committee 2012 to 2013
Sustainable and Green Committee 2010 to 2013
International Week Advisory Board 2010 to 2011
Senate Student Engagement Committee 2009
Open Learning Planning Council Member 2006 to 2007
Open Learning VP and AVP Search Committee Member 2006 to 2007
Open Learning Agency Transition Team 2004 to 2006



Doctor of Social Sciences 2017 to Present
Royal Roads University

Doctorate of Educational Leadership (ABD) (Post-Secondary Focus)
Simon Fraser University

Master of Arts Leadership and Training
Royal Roads University

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Human Resource Mangement
Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of General Studies Business Management Focus
Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of Arts Political Science
The University of Winnipeg




Employment History

Thompson Rivers University
Continuing Sessional Lecturer
2007 Present
Taught courses to undergraduate and graduate students (face-to-face and online) in the following areas: organizational behaviour, teamwork in organizations, human resource management, labour relations, strategic leadership, fundamentals of leadership, educational leadership and career development.
Advised and coached students on academic, career and personal issues; referred students to counseling services; and provided academic references as requested.
Supervised, coached and provided research advising to undergraduate students.
Conducted research in the following subject areas: e-learning, massive open online courses, Web 2.0 technologies, educational leadership, social media, using technology in the classroom, blended learning, adult learning, and cultural intelligence.
Taught in both our regional campuses Williams Lake, Lillooet and Kamloops.
Served on committees, such as the Senate Planning Policy Committees, Academic Integrity Committee, Committee for Environmental Sustainability; Occupational Health and Safety Committee; Fire Warden; and supported student leadership groups.

Specific courses taught:

EDUC 5050 (Master of Education) Educational Leadership
LEAD 4901 Strategic Leadership in Organizations
BBUS 3671 Fundamentals of Leadership
ORGB 2810 Organizational Behaviour and Management
HRMN 2820/3820 Introduction to Human Resource Management
BBUS 3841 Labour Relations
BBUS 3880 Teamwork in Organizations
TMGT 1140 Human Resource Management
ABTS 1500 Human Relations
ABTS 1510 Career Development
WTTP 2331 People Management
TUT BMOB Business Management and Organizational Behaviour

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Courses Taught

Organizational Behaviour and Management
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Teamwork in Organizations
Strategic Thinking for Leadership
People Management
Human Behaviour
Job Search and Practicum
Management and Organizational Behaviour

Professional Affiliations

Organizational Behaviour Teaching Society for Management Educators
Organizational Behaviour Management OBM Network
National Coaching Association for Canada
International Women's Leadership Association
Academic Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
BC Human Resource Management Association (former)