Claretha Hughes is an associate professor of human resource and workforce development in the department of rehabilitation, human resources and communication disorders at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She was honored by being selected to be the editor of the August issue of the journal Advances in Developing Human Resources. The journal is a publication of the Academy of Human Resource Development.
The issue focused on diversity intelligence, a concept in leadership development that Hughes has written extensively about in books and articles. Diversity intelligence is the capability of individuals to recognize the value of workplace diversity and to use this information to guide thinking and behavior.
Dr. Hughes has taught at the University of Arkansas since 2004. She is the author of several books including Diversity Intelligence: Integrating Diversity Intelligence Alongside Intellectual, Emotional, and Cultural Intelligence for Leadership and Career Development (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Dr. Hughes is a graduate of Clemson University in South Carolina, where she majored in chemistry. She holds a master’s degree in textile technology from North Carolina State University, an MBA from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. in career and technical education from Virginia Tech.