Dr Colin Jones


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Doctor of Philosophy, Commerce (University of Tasmania)

Dr Colin Jones is Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship. He joined QUT’s School of Management in January 2016, having held a similar position at the University of Tasmania since 2001. A late comer to the world of academia, Dr Jones has owned and operated many service-related businesses. In the early eighties, Colin gained a trade qualification working as a Diesel Fitter. During the late eighties a move into the financial investments sector provided another outlet for his passion of helping people. This was followed by his development of the VIP Home Services franchise group throughout Tasmania. He also created and took to market a unique educational product, imported tractors for resale and worked as a business consultant in a diverse range of industries. Colin coordinated the Entrepreneurship major at the University of Tasmania from 2004 to 2015, teaching into Postgraduate subjects as well. His move to QUT provides an opportunity to further contribute to the development of authentic entrepreneurship and enterprise education that is transformation and real in its development and delivery. Colin’s research interests include entrepreneurship and enterprise education and the application of autecology in the social sciences.

Colin Has received many awards for his teaching and research including:

2015                       Vice Chancellor’s Citation Award for Teaching Excellence (UTAS)

2013                       Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award (UTAS)

2013                       Outstanding Paper Award at Emerald Literati Networks Awards for Excellence                                                     (International Journal of Organizational Analysis)

2011                       Outstanding Reviewer Award at Emerald Literati Networks Awards for Excellence                                               (Management Decision)

2011                       Vice Chancellor’s Citation Award for Teaching Excellence (UTAS)

2010                       Teaching Merit Certificate (UTAS)

2009                       Highly Commended at Emerald Literati Club Awards for Excellence

2006                       Faculty of Business Research Award (UTAS)

2006                       Faculty of Business Teaching Innovation Award (UTAS)

2005                       Winner of an Australian University Teaching Award

2005                       Highly Commended at Emerald Literati Club Awards for Excellence

2005                       Faculty of Commerce Research Award (UTAS)

2005                       Faculty of Commerce Teaching and Learning Award (UTAS)

2004                       Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award (UTAS)

2003                       Teaching Merit Certificate (UTAS)

 

Colin has been invited to speak on topics related to entrepreneurship and enterprise education at the United Nations, The World Entrepreneurship Forum and at more than 30 international universities.