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    Welcome, New Faculty Members

    James Gillespie, Ph.D., is teaching in the Health Care Management area as well as Business Policy & Strategy and Organizational Behavior.  Dr. Gillespie has vast professional and academic experience:  He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and has served as the CEO of the Center for Healthcare Innovation, Chicago IL.  In addition to his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, he has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Masters in Public Administration from Princeton University.  A pioneer in online education, Dr. Gillespie brings a unique set of skills and knowledge as he assumes the lead role in developing our new Health Care Management program.


    Justin Kraemer, Ph.D., is teaching in the International Business Management area.  He has been teaching at the University of Manitoba Canada, and also taught in China.  Dr. Kraemer worked in Vietnam for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.  He has taught a variety of courses, including:Business Policy & Strategy, Operations Management, and Managing Innovation.  Dr. Kraemer earned his Ph.D. from Rutgers University, and an MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


    Weina Ran, Ph.D., is teaching Business Communication.  She  earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Washington State University.  She has a Master's Degree in American Studies from Sichuan University in China.  She has taught a variety of communication-related courses, including Communication in an Information Society, Business English, Research Methods in Strategic Communication, and Effective Message Design in Public Relations. She has also worked as a public relations manager. 


    Madeline Holzem, M. Ed., is currently teaching Compensation & Benefits.  She also serves as Director of Human Resources (HR) for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In that position she is responsible for all areas of HR, including compensation & benefits administration. She previously worked for and taught at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL.   She earned a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University. She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification awarded from the Society for Human Resources Management.


    Please join us in welcoming these new faculty members to the Department of Management in the College of Business Administration!


    Engagement with the Business Community


    A vital part of many students' education is learning from business leaders and management professionals.  The following is a brief listing of some of the business professionals who spoke to Management classes [either in person or via video conference] during the 2013-14 academic year.  For a complete listing visit :


    Mr. Keith Butler: La Crosse County Emergency Coordinator spoke on “Coordinating Regional Response to Crises” to Alan Macpherson’s Crisis & Contingency Management class (MGT 400).

    Mr. Kurt Bear, Mid City Steel, La Crosse, guest lectured in Gail Gillis' Total Quality Management classes, (MGT 398).

    Shirley Weis, Emeritus VP and Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, addressed Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

    Michael Santoro, Executive Producer & Founder, San Francisco [California] World Music Festival, spoke to Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

    Mike McGinely, Ph.D., President, Biologicals & Pharmaceuticals, Heska Pharmaceuticals, Ft. Collins, Colorado, spoke to College of Business students.

    Dennis Vogel, President & CEO, Citizens State Bank, La Crosse, spoke on “Financing your business,” to Kelly Nowicki’s Entrepreneurship class (MGT 400).

    Brandon Prinson, Attorney with Johns, Flaherty, & Collins law firm, La Crosse, spoke on “Setting up your business…legal considerations,” to Kelly Nowicki’s Entrepreneurship class (MGT 400).

    Linda Kastentin, HR Consultant, La Crosse, spoke on “Recruiting and hiring for your business,” to Kelly Nowicki’s Entrepreneurship class (MGT 400).

    Mark Clements, Volunteer Chaplain, City of La Crosse Police Dept., and FBI Chaplain, La Crosse, spoke on "Chaplains in the Workplace" to William Ross' Current Topics in Human Resource Management MBA class (MGT 740). 

    Harvey White, CEO and Chairman of Leap Wireless International, San Diego, California, and co-founder of QUALCOMM, spoke on the topic of  “Entrepreneurship” in Charley Swayne’s Organizational Behavior class (MGT 308).

    Don Weber, CEO and founder of Logistics Health Inc., La Crosse, WI.  This Wisconsin Entrepreneur of the Year spoke on the topic of “Corporate culture” in Charley Swayne’s Organizational Behavior class (MGT 308).  He also spoke on "Starting Seven Businesses" in Barb Larsen's Introduction to Business class (MGT 100).

    Chris Goodell, General Manager, La Crosse Loggers (baseball team), spoke on the topic of   “Applying business principles to the sports industry” to Charley Swayne’s Organizational Behavior class (MGT 308).

    Craig Porter, CEO PlastiCert, Lewiston, MN, discussed "Managing in manufacturing"  in Barb Larsen's "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

    Dave Skogen, Festival Foods, Onalaska, WI, spoke to Barb Larsen’s "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100) on the topic, “Operating a family business.”

    Sarah Fortune, Attorney, Hale Skemp, Hanson, Skemp, & Sleik Law Firm, La Crosse, discussed “Careers for Female Attorneys” in Barb Larsen’s "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

    Jon Ying’s “Business, Labor, & Human Rights” (MGT 431) course hosted a panel discussion on “Justice for Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault and Harassment in the Agricultural and Service Industries,” Dec., 11, 2013, (repeated April 23, 2014) and featured the following speakers:.    

    (a). Sonia Parras Konrad, JD, ASISTA, Des Moines, Iowa. 12/11/13.
    (b). William R. Tamayo, JD, Regional Attorney, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, San Francisco District Office. 12/11/13.

    Research News

    For other research, click on the "Research" tab (to the left).


    Journal Articles  (2014-2015)

    Gullekson, N. L., Griffeth, R. W., Vancouver, J. B., Kovner, C., Cohen, D. (Accepted). Vouching for Childcare Assistance with Two Quasi-Experimental Studies. Journal of Managerial Psychology.

    Hansen, A., Byrne, Z. S., & Kiersch, C. E. (In press). Interpersonal leadership and organizational identification's relation to employee engagement. Journal of Managerial Psychology. 

    Stapleton, Andrew,  Pande, V., & O’Brien, D. (in press). “EXW, FOB or FCA: Choosing the Right Incoterm and Why it Matters to Maritime Shippers,”  Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics, & Policy.

    Stapleton, Andrew,  Pande, V., Ghosh, S. & Damali, U. (in press)  “Refining Shippers’ Dyadic Cost, Risk, and Delivery Responsibilities: The Principal Changes to INCOTERMS and a Transaction Cost Focus for the Future,” Journal of Transportation Management.

    Stapleton, Andrew, Pande, V., & O’Brien, D. (2014).  Reconciling Practice, Policy, and Law between Maritime Shipping and International Banking. American Shipper, 55 (11).  

    Jayawarna, D., Rouse, J., Macpherson, Allan. (in press). Life Course Pathways to Business Start-Up. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.

    Jayawarna, D., Jones, O., Macpherson, Allan. (in press). Entrepreneurial Potential: the Role of Human and Cultural Capital. International Small Business Journal.

    Ran, Weina, & Yamamoto, M. (in press). Attitudinal ambivalence as a protective factor against junk food advertisements: A moderated mediation model of behavioral intention. Journal of Health Communication. 

    Yamamoto, M., & Ran, Weina. (in press). Is television an agent of the status quo? Revisiting the cultivation of gender roles in Japan. Mass Communication & Society.

    David, P., Kim, J. H., Brickman, J. S., Ran, Weina, & Curtis, C. M. (in press). Mobile phone interference with life: Texting and social media interruption during studying. New Media and Society.

    Austin, E. W., Pinkleton, B. E., Radanielina-Hita, M. L., & Ran, Weina. (in press). The role of parents' critical thinking about media in shaping expectancies, efficacy and nutrition behaviors for families. Health Communication.

    Hust, S. J. T., Marett, E., Lei, M., Ren, C., & Ran, Weina. (in press). Law & Order, CSI, and NCIS: The association between exposure to crime drama franchises, rape myth acceptance and sexual consent negotiation behaviors among college students. Journal of Health Communication.

    Vancouver, J. B., Gullekson, Nicole L., Morse, B. J., & Warren, M. A. (in press). Manipulating self-efficacy to affect performance negatively at the between-person level. Human Performance.

    Gullekson, Nicole L., Griffeth, R. W., Vancouver, J. B., Kovner, C, & Cohen. (in press). Interventions to reduce employee turnover: Vouching for childcare assistance with two quasi-experimental studies. Journal of Managerial Psychology.

    Newman, E., & Ross, William (in press, Fall, 2014).  Using Mobile Devices for Employment Testing.  Employment Relations Today.

    Müller-Seitz, G., Macpherson, Allan. (In press). Learning during Crisis as a 'War for Meaning': The Case of the German E. coli Outbreak in 2011. Management Learning, 44 (3). doi: doi:10.1177/1350507612473562.  Available online at:


    Books  (2013-2015)

    Jones, O. Macpherson, A. and Jayawarna, D. (2013) Resourcing the Start-up Business. Masters in Entrepreneurship Series, Routledge, Abingdon.



    Book Chapters & Encyclopedia Entries (2013-2016)

    Ross, William, Newman, E., & Chen, J. V. (in press).  “Human Resource Recruiting and Selection Using Cellphone Apps.” In Z. Yan (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior, Vol. 2, in press.  Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 



    Stapleton, Andrew (in press).  Chapter on INCOTERMS 2010 (Ch. 11). In Operation  Management Sustainability and SCM with MyOMLab. 12 ed.  Pearson, NY:  Heizer Render. 

    Jones, O., Macpherson, Allan. (2014). “Research Perspectives on Learning in Small Firms.” In Chell, E., Karatas-Ozkan, M. (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (pp. 289-312). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishers. 

    Petersen, Henry (2013).. (2013). In Idowu, S. O., Capaldi, N., Zu, L., Gupta, D. (Eds.), "Institutional Investors" in Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility. Springer Publishing.

    Shabana, Kareem M. (2013). "Corporate Social Responsibility."  In Bates, C. G. & Ciment, B. (Eds.), Global Social Issues: An Encyclopedia.  Armonk, NY. M. E. Sharpe, Inc.


    Conference Papers (2014-2015)

    Shabana, Kareem.  (2014, August). “The impact of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting on corporate social performance (CSP):  Does CSR reporting improve CSP?”  This paper appeared as part of a symposium at the National Academy of Management Convention entitled, “The power of corporate documents:  Exploring the impact of information disclosed by organizations,” Philadelphia, Penn.

    Kraemer, Justin. (2014, August).  "Building Intercultural Benevolence: Cultural Strategies and Their Receptivity."  National Academy of Management Convention, Philadelphia, Penn.

    Gillespie, James J. (2014, June).  Diversity, inclusion, and the life sciences.  Panelist at the 4th annual meeting of the Center for Healthcare Innovation’s Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, Chicago, IL.

    Panzone, L., Petersen, Henry L.,  & Lemke, F. (Sept. 10, 2014).  “The role of reputation in consumer assessment of socially irresponsible behavior in food chains:  Lessons for customer management.” International Colloquium on Relationship Marketing.  Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

    Macpherson, Allan, Kiersch, Christa, & Antonacopoulou, E. (June 7, 2014). "Engaging and Identifying with Communities of Practice: A Multi-Level Model of Opportunities to Practice", European Academy of Management, Valencia. 

    Jayawarna, D., Jones, O., Macpherson, Allan. (September 10, 2014). "Team-Founded Entrepreneurial Ventures: Long term performance implications of family involvement in founder teams", British Academy of Management, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    Stapleton, Andrew. (2014, May).  “Optimizing shipper contracting: the correct usage of Incoterms for containerized/intermodal freight,” Production Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference Proceedings, Vol. 25.  Presented and published in May 2014.

    Stapleton, Andrew & Damali, U. (2014, Nov.). “Lean Services: A Proposed New Model,”  Decision Sciences Institute Conference Proceedings 2014.  Tampa, FL.

    Reinsch, R., Ross, William, & Heitapelto, A. (2014, Sept.). “Employer’s Use of Social Media in Employment Decisions:  Risk of Discrimination Lawsuits.”  The Academic Forum conference,  Milwaukee, WI.


    Service & Development Activities


    Kelly Nowicki has been elected President of the UW-L Alumni Association.  She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the UW-L Foundation.  She and her fellow board members are working to engage the larger UW-L community and encourage participation in the University's current scholarship campaign.

    Gail Gillis attended two seminars, June, 2014.  One was called "Engineering Law" and the other was called "Advanced Statistical Training.”

    Allan Macpherson participated in a professional development workshop at the National Convention of the Academy of Management, August, 2014.  The workshop was designed for early career researchers and was entitled, “Finding the Words:  Addressing [Journal] Reviewers’ Comments.”

    Andrew Stapleton is selected as the Onalaska representative for the Joint Municipality Commission for the Seven Rivers Region.  

    Christa Kiersch is on the advisory board for the Eagle Leadership Certificate Program. This is a student leadership development program under the auspices of the Leadership & Involvement Center on the UW-L campus.


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