Howard A. Doughty

Since 1969, Howard A. Doughty has been a Professor in the Faculty of Seneca College in Toronto, where he teaches Ethics and Modern Political Thought in joint baccalaureate programs with York University. He has also taught from time to time in the College of International Studies and the MA program in Diplomacy and Military Studies at Hawai'i Pacific University in Honolulu.

Howard holds a B.A. in political science from Glendon College, as well as post-graduate degrees in Political Science from York University and the University of Hawai'i, and in History and the Philosophy of Education from the University of Toronto. He was also presented with a Canada 150 Citizenship Award as a "thought leader" under the auspices of the Government of Canada.

A prolific writer, he has authored/edited 12 books, more than 500 articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented over 80 academic papers to professional associations, primarily in anthropology, sociology and educational theory. Formerly the Editor of Bridges: Explorations in Science, Technology and Society (1986-1991) and the founding editor of The College Quarterly (1992-1996), he has been the Book Review Editor of The Innovation Journal since 1998.

He has contributed 5 articles, 20 review essays, 150 book reviews and 5 discussion papers in The Innovation Journal, where he has also been an editor of three Special Issues. Among his recent publications are: “Administrative Ethics in the Corporate College: Paradoxes, Dilemmas, and Contradictions,” in H. C. X. Wang, ed., The Handbook of Research on Ethical Challenges in Higher Education and Administration [forthcoming, 2019]; “A Rational Society? Student Protest, Politics and the Relevance of Jürgen Habermas,” International Journal of Adult Vocational Education 14(3), 2019; “Cybernetics, Cyberethics and Technologically Mediated Learning,” in A. Blackburn & R. Pfeffer, eds. Emerging Trends in Cyber Ethics and Distance Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global: Information and Science Technology Research, 2018, pp. 215-233; “From the Professoriat to the Precariat: Adjunctivitis, Collegiality and Academic Freedom,” International Journal of Adult Vocational Education 9(3); and “Critical Thinking in the Corporate College,” in H. C. X. Wang, ed., Critical Theory and Transformative Learning. Hershey, PA: Information and Science Technology Research, 2018, pp. 97-119.

A trade union activist, he has held a number of positions within the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, writes regularly for the journal In Solidarity, and has served as a Campus Steward for most of the past 40 years

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Recent publications and those relevant to the subject matter of the conference or workshop or to the scientific part of the congress (1995-2002)


2002 Cultures in Conflict: Perspectives on Terrorism, ed., with M. Tuzi (Toronto: Guernica), including "Introduction," "YHWH Cults and the Politics of the Apocalypse," "Palestine: A Postcolonial Study," & "A Meditation on the Book of Job" (forthcoming)
The Necessity of Canadian Culture, ed. (Toronto: Guernica), including "Introduction," "Play, Art and Politics in Childhood," & "Play, Art
and the Polity" " (forthcoming)

2001 Discourse / Community: Multidisciplinary Studies in Canadian Culture, ed., with M. Tuzi (Toronto: Guernica), including "Introduction," "Arthur Kroker and the Canadian Mind," & "Cargo Cults and Corporate Culture"

Articles & Book Segments:

2002 "Prior Learning Assessment: The Case of Ontario Colleges," with D. Meaghan, The College Quarterly (forthcoming)

2001 "The Novelist as Anthropologist," in M. Tuzi, ed., Nino Ricci (Toronto: Guernica)

2000 "Abolishing Exemptions in English," The CALL (Canadian Association for Language and Literacy) Magazine (February)

1999 "Deep Prejudice," with P. King, The Innovation Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2

"Magic, Innovation and Decision Making," with R. Barrett, The Innovation Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1

1998 "Innovation in Public Policy: Toward a Definition of Political Health and Pathology," The Innovation Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2

1997 "Speaking the Same Language," Ecoforum: Journal of the Environmental Liaison Centre International, Vol. 20, No. 1

1996 "Preface," to P. Fox & G. White, eds., Politics Canada, (Toronto: Primis)

"Preface," to L. Tepperman, J. Curtis & R. Richardson, eds., The Social World, (Toronto: Primis)

1995 "Academic Freedom: An Essentially Contested Concept," The College Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 3

Review Essays:

2002 " 'Nor Commit a Social Science,' " books discussed ? Margaret Mead, Coming of Age in Samoa, Derek Freeman, Margaret Mead in Samoa & The Fateful Hoaxing of Margaret Mead: A Historical Analysis of Her Samoan Research: The Making and Unmaking of an Anthropological Myth, Napoleon Chagnon, Yanomami: The Fierce People, Patrick Tierney, Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists And Journalists Devastated the Amazon, The Innovation Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1

Last updated: August 1 2019