Dr Damian Ruth

PhD, MPhil, BA Hons

Senior Lecturer
School of Management
Massey University
Research Expertise
Strategy, Organizational Change, Management Development, Art and Design in Management
Damian Ruth lectures strategy and organizational change at Massey University, New Zealand. He has traversed the arts, humanities and social sciences in a career over several countries and occupations and published more than a 100 journal articles, conference papers and reports on higher education, the nature of organizations, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He is currently completing a diploma in industrial design. Current research focuses on craft, art and design in developing strategic thinking and organizational development. Damian is on two editorial/reviewing boards (JMO, HERD) and on the organizing committee of ECRM 2015 and AOM Africa 2016. He has won several teaching excellence awards and has been nominated for a national teaching award. Besides having his own consultancy, he is an associate of Hague Consulting., Wellington.
Industry Experience
  • Fonterra
  • The Salvation Army

Awards and Citations

  • The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Sustained Commitment to Teaching Excellence. Nominated for a National Award (2013)
  • The Assistant Vice-Chancellor Excellent Teaching Practice Award (2012)
  • Best Stream Reviewer Management Education and Development, ANZAM 2012 Conference (2012)
  • Best and Most Innovation Poster Vice-Chancellor’s Symposium (with Jo Bailey and Anna Brown) “We are here: Scholarship in 21st Century New Zealand” (2012)
  • Awarded the Richard Buchanan College of Business Teaching Excellence Award (2011)
  • Awarded Senior Teaching Research Fellowship at Centre for Teaching and Learning at Windsor University, Ontario, Canada. Competitive grant open to international applicants (2010)
  • 2008 Awarded Pearson Education / Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Management Educator of the Year. Competitive grant open to all members of ANZAM, including Asian and international members