Staff Profile

Dr Peter Williams

School:School of Arts and Business
Position:Senior Lecturer
Location:Business Building
Phone: (02) 4980 2175
Fax:(02) 49802177
Qualifications:Doctor of Philosophy (Avondale College of Higher Education, 2018)

Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management) (Southern Cross University, 2012)

Master of Education (Administration) (Avondale College of Higher Education, 2007)

Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Teaching (Management and Business Studies) (Avondale College of Higher Education, 2002)

Professional Memberships include:

MAHRI - Professional Membership (Australian Human Resources Institute)
Research:Peter has interest in researching the areas of Educational Leadership, Succession Planning, Organisational Change, Decision-Making, Email intrusion and Work-Life Balance, Online Learning and Internationalising the Curriculum.
About:Peter has a strong teaching background having taught at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education levels within the Australian education sector over a 19 year career. He particularly enjoys the subject delivery and student interaction components of his role as Senior Lecturer and Course Convenor in the Avondale Business School, and as Director of the Christian Education Research Centre at Avondale University College.
Select Publications:Erasmus, B., Morey, P. J., Williams, P., & Manners, B. (2021). Shifting gears: An exploratory study of factors impacting the well-being of retired faith-based Ministers in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, DOI: 10.1080/15528030.2021.1913467.

Barnes, L., Long, W., Williams, P., & Louwen, C. (2020). What employers in Christian-based organisations desire in graduates from a Christian Business School. In P. W. Kilgour & B. J. Christian (Eds.), Revealing Jesus in the learning environment (pp. 279 - 307). Cooranbong, NSW: Avondale Academic Press.

Williams, P., Morton, J. K., & Christian, B. J. (2020). Enhancing financial literacy in children 5-12 years old using authentic learning within a school market garden programme. Education 3-13, DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2020.1851741

Williams, P. (2020). School leader preparation and development programs: What teachers want. TEACH Journal of Christian Education, 14(1), 18-25.

Barnes, L., Long, W., Williams, P., Wilson, D., Poulton, E., & Sormin, V. (2020). When business and business schools unite to create uniqueness: Stakeholder relationships in business hubs embedded in higher education business institutions. International Journal of Research in Commerce and Management Studies, 2(2), 154-176.

Williams, P. (2019). Current and ideal performance appraisal: Employee perceptions in an Australian faith-based education system. TEACH Journal of Christian Education, 13(1), 21-28.

Williams, P. (2019). SDA Business Teacher's Conference, Paper presentation, Pursuing student engagement further: Evaluating a blended learning approach to delivering an Introduction to Economics unit of study. USA, 9-11 July.

Williams, P. (2019). SDA Business Teacher's Conference, Paper presentation, Embedded smart hubs in higher education business institutions: Mutual Alliance Factor Model. USA, 9-11 July.

Williams, P. (2018). Leadership Succession in a Faith-Based Education System: Perceptions of Different Hierarchical Levels. Thesis (PhD) Avondale College of Higher Education.

Williams, P., & Morey, P. (2018). School leadership aspirations: Differences in perceptions of drivers and barriers across hierarchical levels. TEACH Journal of Christian Education, 12(1), 37-44.

Wilson, D. P., Williams, P., Long, W. R., & Northcote, M. T. (2017). Learning Thresholds: A Journey in Online Learning and Teaching. TEACH Journal of Christian Education, 11(1), 37-45.

Williams, P. (2017). Adventist Business Education Conference, Paper presentation, Learning thresholds and online education. Papua New Guinea, 10-11 July.

Long, W., & Williams, P. (2016). Should pastors be available all the time? Ministry: International Journal for Pastors, 88(5), 13-16.

Williams, P., & Morey, P. (2015). Future Leadership of Schools in Australia: Employee Perceptions of Taking on the Challenge. TEACH Journal of Christian Education, 9(2), 22-33.

Hattingh, S. J., Thompson, S. W., Williams, P., & Morton, L. (2015). Imagine, Interrupt, Innovate: Internationalising Teaching and Learning Practice. TEACH Journal of Christian Education, 9(2), 34-41.

Williams, P., Long, W. R., & Morey, P. (2014). Anytime Email and Work-Life Balance: An Exploration into the Views of Adventist Schools Australia Employees. TEACH Journal of Christian Education, 8(2), 39-47.