STRESSING TEACHING AND RESEARCH
James Campbell Quick is one of the world’s leading experts on stress, having written or co-written more than 100 research papers, articles, and popular books on the subject.
But his greatest contributions may have taken place in the classrooms of the Business Building.
The John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor in the College of Business, Dr. Quick has spent the past 30-plus years educating UT Arlington students, and his work has not gone unnoticed. He is a member of the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers, which recognizes outstanding teaching, personal commitment to students and the learning process, and ability to inspire and motivate students. He also has received the University Award for Distinguished Record of Research or Creative Activity, making him one of the few professors to receive both honors.
Quick was also the founding director and former executive director of the University’s prestigious Goolsby Leadership Academy, which provides a select group of undergraduates with training in leadership and management skills.
Outside the classroom, he has become a respected voice on organizational stress. His extensive writings over the past three decades are influential, appearing in textbooks and as references in scholarly articles. He believes a certain amount of stress helps people accomplish tasks and, within reason, equates to creative tension.
But as one of his frequent collaborators, Oklahoma State University Professor Debra Nelson, says, “What sets him apart is his generosity. He has partnered with and trained so many faculty and students, and he continues to operate with a servant’s heart.”