Dustin Quirk, DBA
Room: 418 DSB
Dr. Dustin Quirk started teaching at Red Deer College in 2005 after prior teaching roles at the University of Calgary, the Sobey School of Business at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Lakeland College, and Medicine Hat College. In addition to his teaching experience, Dustin has over 5 years of work experience in various government policy and economic roles related to fiscal analysis, housing market analysis, business analysis and industry liaison. His professional experience includes working as an Economist for the Ontario Ministry of Finance and as a Market and Business Analyst for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. From 2016 to 2018, Dustin served as the Chair of the Carpenter, Cook, Electrician, and Instrumentation and Control Technician programs in the School of Trades and Technologies at Red Deer College.
Dustin’s research interests include residential construction (housing), business sustainability, and business education. He believes strongly in lifelong learning and he is active in the Red Deer community serving in various volunteer roles related to homelessness, affordable housing, environmental sustainability and environmental education.
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University
Masters of Science (MSc) in Strategic Planning, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University
Masters of Public Administration (MPA), Dalhousie University
Bachelor of Education (BEd), University of Alberta
Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate, Red Deer College
Business economics, corporate social responsibility, and strategic management
Publications: Articles in Refereed Journals
• Quirk, D. T. (Forthcoming) Change is Possible: The Effects of a Corporate Social Responsibility Course on Business Student Attitudes. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development.
• Quirk, D. T. & Jankowicz, A. D. (2015) Construal of Voluntary Environmental Program Participation in the Canadian Residential Construction Industry. Journal of Sustainability Management. (Volume 2, Number 1).
Presentations at International and National Conferences
2018 - Does It Matter What You Do in the Classroom: The Impact of Learning Methods on Student Preference and Learning. Presented with Dr. S. Powers at the Alberta Colleges & Institutes Faculties Association (ACIFA) Conference, Jasper, Canada.
2017 - Does It Matter What You Do in the Classroom: The Impact of Learning Methods on Student Preference and Learning. Presented with Dr. S. Powers at the Conference on Teaching & Research in Economic Education (CTREE), Denver, United States of America.
2017 - Change is Possible: The Effects of a Corporate Social Responsibility Course on Business. Presented at the 4th International Symposium on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development, Pau, France.
2017 - Student Attitudes. Presented at the 4th International Symposium on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development, Pau, France.
2016 - A 3-Year Study on the Effects of a Corporate Social Responsibility Course on Business Student Attitudes (Work in Progress). Presented at the 2016 Pacific Conference on The Science and Art of Business, Palm Springs, United States of America.
2015 - When Ethics and SoTL Meet: Creating an Ethics-Friendly Research Community. Presented with K. Robson and M. Edwards Thomson at the 2015 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff, Canada.
2015 - Effects of a Corporate Social Responsibility Course on Business Student Attitudes. Presented at the 2015 International Symposium on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development, Toronto, Canada.
2014 - Presentation of full doctoral thesis: How Canadian Home Builders Construe Their Decision to Participate in a Voluntary Environmental Program. Presented at the Clute Institute International Business Conference, Munich, Germany.
(Best Paper Award)
2013 - Presentation of initial findings from doctoral thesis: An examination of how owners/managers make sense of their decision to join a voluntary environmental program in the Canadian home building industry. Presented at the 6th International Colloquium on Business and Management, Bangkok, Thailand.
2015 When Ethics and SoTL Meet: Creating an Ethics-Friendly Research Community
2014 Inter-professional Teaching and Learning at RDC
2013 Working on a Doctorate While Working at Red Deer College
2010 ARTiFACTS to ZOOiFACTS: An engaging introductory assignment that spans the disciplines
2009 A Collaborative Management Degree at Red Deer College
2006 Nova Scotia Universities Business Degree Comparison
2002 CMHC Housing Outlook Conference – Halifax Condominium Market
1995 Dalhousie University: Gender and Educational Administration: Issues, Goals, and Action
Ebert, R., Griffin, R., Starke, F., and Dracopoulos, G. (2012). Business Essentials. Toronto: Pearson Canada.
• International Journal of Innovation and Sustainability
• Waskasoo Environmental Education Society, Board Member, 2018 to present
• Junior Achievement – Southern Alberta, Volunteer Business Consultant, 2006 to present
• Red Deer Ringette Association, Coach/Assistant Coach, 2009 to 2016 and 2017 to 2019
• Community Engagement Group - City of Red Deer Environmental Master Plan Review and Update, 2017 to 2018
• City of Red Deer Environmental Advisory Committee, 2015 to 2016
• City of Red Deer Greater Downtown Action Plan Steering Committee, Chair/Vice Chair, 2012 to 2015
• City of Red Deer Community Housing Advisory Board, Chair, 2007 to 2011
• Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Central Alberta, Associate Board Member, 2006 to 2008
Academic Member – Red Deer College Board of Governors, 2018 to present
Quality Improvement of Programs Committee, (2018 to present)
Research and Scholarship Committee, 2017 to 2019
Co-Chair of the Faculty Performance Committee, 2015 to 2016
Faculty Reviewer – Research Ethics Board, 2010 to 2016
Team Coach – Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition Team, 2006-2011
Faculty Advisor – Business Students’ Society, 2009-2010
Faculty representative on Red Deer College’s Academic Council, 2006-2009
Awards and Honours
Four time nominee for the Red Deer College Award of Excellence (won in 2011)
Awarded “Instructor of the Year 2000-01” by the Medicine Hat College Students’ Association
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (1993)