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., taught 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
Please join us in welcoming these new faculty members to the Department of Management in the College of Business Administration!
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 http://websites.uwlax.edu/wross/guest_speakers.htm :
Mr. Kurt Bear, Mid City Steel, La Crosse, guest lectured in Gail Gillis' Total Quality Management classes, (MGT 398).
Emeritus VP and Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN,
addressed Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).
Executive Producer & Founder, San Francisco [California] World Music
Festival, spoke to Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT
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
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.”
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.
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
Jayawarna, D., Jones, O., Macpherson, Allan.
(in press). Entrepreneurial Potential: the Role of Human and Cultural Capital. International
Small Business Journal.
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
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
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
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:http://mlq.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/02/07/1350507612473562.full.pdf+html
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
Using Cellphone Apps.” In Z. Yan (Ed.) Encyclopedia
of Mobile Phone Behavior, Vol. 2, in press.
Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Andrew (in press). Chapter on INCOTERMS
2010 (Ch. 11). In Operation Management Sustainability and SCM with MyOMLab. 12
ed. Pearson, NY: Heizer Render.
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
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.
Conference Papers (2014-2015)
(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
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.
Congratulations to Morgan Zimmerman, the "Lora Greene Scholarship Winner!" Morgan is a Senior, studying Business Management and Health Information Systems Management. After graduating in May, 2016, she hopes to pursue a career in Human Resource Management or in Hospital Administration.
Nicole Gullekson has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Congratulations! Additionally, she was given the Burt and Norma Altman Award for Leadership at the UW-L International Student Banquet on Friday, April 10, 2015.
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.”
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.”
Nicole Gullekson has been selected to be the Director for the undergraduate International Business Major.
Stapleton is selected as the Onalaska representative for the Joint
Municipality Commission for the Seven Rivers Region.
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