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    Welcome, New Faculty Members

    James Gillespie, Ph.D., will teach 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 to enhance our Health Care Management program.


    Justin Kraemer, Ph.D., will be 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., will be 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. 


    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).

    Lilly Liu Minkove, Principal, LM Luxury Consulting, Arlington, Virginia, 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).

    Tina Schumaker, JavaVino/Absolutely Edible, La Crosse, spoke on the topic, "Starting a business" to Barb Larsen's "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

    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 “High-skilled immigrants,” Nov, 13, 2013, and featured the following speakers: 

    (a). Emma Hage, DVM. (Grenada).
    (b). Benny Kusuma, MD. Hospitalist, Gundersen. (Indonesia).
    (c). Haleem Rasool, MD. Board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mayo. (Pakistan).
    (d). Henry Shen, Visiting Researcher in the Dept. of English, UW-L, and Professor of English at Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics. (China).
    (e). Sheida Teimouri, PhD. Assistant Professor of Economics, UW-L. (Iran).
    (f). John Zhou, PhD.  Control Strategy Engineer, Trane. (China).

    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


    Journal Articles 

    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.


    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:

    Allan Macpherson served as a co-editor for a special of the International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies on "Strategic Organizational Learning in Turbulent Times."  In that issue, he also co-authored the following editorial:  Antonacopoulou, E., Güettel, W., Kaiser, S., Macpherson, Allan, Méric, J., Müeller-Seitz, G. (2012). Strategic Organizational Learning in Turbulent Times: Ambidexterity and Absorptive Capacity Reconsidered. International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 5(1 & 2), pp. 1-9.


    Lemke, F., Petersen, Henry. (In press). Teaching Reputational Risk Management in the Supply Chain. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal 14 (4).


    Lemke. F. and H.L. Petersen, 2013 "Teaching Reputational Risk Management in the Supply Chain." Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 18 (4), 413-429


    Gonzalez-Mule, E., DeGeest, D., Kiersch, Christa, Mount, M. K. (2013). Gender differences in personality predictors of counterproductive work behavior. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 28 (4), 333-353. doi: 10.1108/JMP-12-2012-0397.


    Hansen, A. M., Byrne, Z. S., Kiersch, Christa. (2013). Development and validation of an abridged measure of organizational justice. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 147 (3), 217-244. doi: 10.1080/00223980.2012.683054


    Macpherson, A and Antonacopoulou, E. (2013) Translating Strategy into Practice: The Role of Communities of Practice. Journal of Strategy and Management.  Vol 6(3), 265-285.


    Rosado Feger, A., Bernt, P. W., Tucker, M. L., Gullekson, Nicole. (2012, January). Gender Roles in Teams: Have Things Changed?  Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies.  Available online at:


    Vancouver, J. B., Gullekson, N.L., Morse, B. J., Warren, M. A. Finding a Between-Person Negative Effect of Self-Efficacy on Performance: Not Just a Within-Person Effect Anymore. To appear in Human Performance



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

    This is a breakthrough book in its approach to entrepreneurial learning and new venturing in both style and substance. It eschews many conventional approaches by engaging with all key influences upon the success of the venture, and the associated learning needs.

    Allan Gibb, Professor Emeritus, University of Durham, UK and holder of the first European Academic Entrepreneurship Education Award 2012


    Book Chapters & Encyclopedia Entries

    Petersen, Henry. (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.


    Byrne, Z. S., Kiersch, Christa, Weidert, J., Smith, C. (2012). In Sarlak, M. A. (Ed.), The justice-oriented face of organizations. In M. A. Sarlak (Ed.), The new faces of organizations in the 21st century (vol. 4, pp. 95-160). NAISIT Publisher.


    Conference Papers

    Henry Petersen.  (September 19, 2013), "Consumer's perceptions of sustainable products and services: opportunities for a service based business model." Distinguished Guest Speaker, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.


    Henry Petersen.  (September 16, 2013), "Managing customer relationships in modern society: understanding sustainable products and sustainable consumption." Presented at the 21st International Colloquium in Relationship Marketing, Rennes, France.


    Kiersch, C. E., Byrne, Z. S., Kedharnath, U., & Peters, J. (2013, August). Fair leadership across levels: A multi-level examination of authentic leadership and organizational justice. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.


    Ying, J. (Presenter),  "How Transnational Bioscience Entrepreneurs Create Born-Global Firms." 16th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management, Montreal, Canada, 2 - 5 August 2013. 


    Ying, J. (Presenter), "Migrating Birds: Why Transnational Bioscience Entrepreneurs Return Home." 2013 International Innovation Conference on Technology Innovation and Diasporas in a Global Era, Suzhou University Dongwu Business School, Suzhou, China, July 8 - 9, 2013.


    Henry Petersen.  (June 22, 2013), "Supply chain risks: ow supplier behavior impacts reputation and what to do about it." Presented at the Annual International Association for Business and Society Conference, Portland Oregon.  


    Gullekson, Nicole (Co-Presenter), & Kiersch, Christa (Co-Presenter), Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Asheville, NC, "Bringing OB to Life: Developing Applied Projects to Increase Student Engagement.", June 2013.


    Flores, W., Chen, J. V. (Presenter), Ross, William. H., Technology, Innovation, and Industrial Management (TIIM) Conference, Phuket, Thailand, "Internet Banner Ad Characteristics and Users' Attitudes."  May 2013.


    Stapleton, Drew &  Ghandour, N., Production Operations Management Society Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, "Maximizing Operating Room Turnover Efficiency 
    via Process Mapping and Critical Path Modeling."  May, 2013.

    Stapleton, Drew, Production Operations Management Society Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, "Managing and mitigating shippers' dyadic risk under INCOTERMS: Navigating rough waters."  May, 2013. 


    Ying, J. (Presenter), Global Business Ethics Teaching Workshop, State Street Foundation and Bentley University, Waltham, MA, "Teaching Global Corporate Social Responsibility at UW-L." May, 2013.


    Macpherson, Allan. (Co-Presenter), Johnson, N. , Elliott, D. (Co-Presenter), Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference, Washington, DC, "Closure and Brokerage: Managing Feedback for Organizational Learning",  April 25, 2013.

    Brooks, T. J. (Co-Presenter), Gullekson, Nicole (Co-Presenter), Knowles, E. F. (Co-Presenter), Assessment Conference: Quality Through Effective Curricula Management, AACSB International, Phoenix, AZ, "Managing for Authentic Change: It is More than Checking a Box", March 19, 2013.


    Ying, J. (Presenter), AACSB Teaching Effectiveness Workshop, AACSB, Tampa, FL, "Intellectual Property Rights, Access to HIV Medicine, and Corporate Social Responsibility." March, 2013. 


    Ying, J. "Migrating Birds: Why Transnational Bioscience Entrepreneurs Return Home." in Technology Innovation and Diasporas in a Global Era (2013). New York, NY: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Xplore (digital library/proceedings).


    Gullekson, Nicole, Women's Day of Enrichment, MillerCoors, Fort Worth, TX, "Working Through Female Stereotypes", Invited Presentation. (Date Presented: October 23, 2012).

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