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Specialty area(s)

Global Leadership Development, Organizational Behavior, International Management, Women in Management

Brief biography

Dr. Gullekson is an Associate Professor of Management, as well as the current Chair of the Management Department. She loves engaging with students and helping their progress toward their career aspirations. Outside of work she loves spending time with her two young kids and husband, especially in the outdoor beauty of La Crosse.

Current courses at UWL

In Fall 2021, Dr. Gullekson will be teaching MBA 701: Leading a Dynamic and Diverse Workforce.


Ph.D.: Ohio University, 2010.

MS: Ohio University, 2007.

B.S.: University of Portland, 2004.

Teaching history

Dr. Gullekson received the Provost's Teaching Excellence Award (2015) and the Burt and Norma Altman award for Leadership in the advancement of international education (2015).

At UW-La Crosse, Dr. Gullekson has taught the following courses:

MGT 308: Behavior and Theory in Organizations
MGT 360: Global Perspectives on Business
MGT 400: Seminar: Global Research and Consulting Program in Slovakia

MGT 400: Global Leadership Development

MGT 323/400: Business Consulting and Professionalism (Integrated Core Program)
MGT 484: International Human Resource Management
MGT 487: Male/Female Relationships in Organizations
BUS 731: Decision Framing II
BUS 760: Training and Development
BUS 790: MBA Assessment

She also acts as a faculty advisor for internships (MGT/IB 450) and independent study (MGT/IB 499). Prior to coming to UW-La Crosse, Dr. Gullekson was a Career Advisor and Instructor for the Psychology Department at Ohio University. She taught classes in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Research Methods, Professional Business Communication, Psychology of Environmental Problems, and Introductory Psychology.

Professional history

Dr. Gullekson has professional experience working as a research analyst for Allstate Insurance, as well a consultant as for companies in government, automotive, rehabilitation industries and for other small companies, non-profits, and individual persons.

Research and publishing

Dr. Gullekson's primary research areas focus on the role of emotion in cross-cultural and intercultural experiences, as well as on global leadership development. Secondary areas of interest explore employee turnover, women in management, and work motivation.

Gullekson, N.L. & Dumaisnil, A. (2016). Expanding Horizons on Expatriate Adjustment: A Look at the Role of Emotional Display and Status. Human Resource Management Review.

Secchi, D. & Gullekson, N. L. (2016). The social and cognitive forces behind intra - organizational bandwagon: Multi-agent model and simulation. Computational and Mathematical Organizational Theory.

Vancouver, J. B., Gullekson, N. L., Morse, B. J., & Warren, M. A. (2014). Manipulating self-efficacy to affect performance negatively at the between-person level. Human Performance.

Gullekson, N. L., Griffeth, R. W., Vancouver, J. B., Kovner, C, & Cohen. (2014). Interventions to reduce employee turnover: Vouching for childcare assistance with two quasi-experimental studies. Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Gullekson, N. L., & Tucker, M. L. (2013). An examination of the relationship between emotional intelligence and intercultural growth for students studying abroad. Journal of the Academy of Business Education.

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

Tucker, M., Gullekson, N. L., McCabridge, J. (2011). Assurance of learning in short-term, study abroad programs. Research in Higher Education Journal, 14.

Gullekson, N. L., Tucker, M. L., Coombs, G., Wright, S. (2011). Examining intercultural growth for business students in short-term study abroad programs: Too good to be true?. Journal of Teaching in International Business, 22(2), 91-106.

Morse, B. J., Gullekson, N. L., Morris, S. A., & Popovich, P. M. (2011). The development of a general Internet attitudes scale. Computers in Human Behavior, 27, 480-489.

Gullekson, N. L., & Vancouver, J. B. (2010). To conform or not to conform? An examination of emotional display rule norms among sojourners. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34, 315-325.

Morris, S., Gullekson, N. L., Morse, B., & Popovich, P. (2009). Updating the Attitudes Towards Computers Scale. Computers in Human Behavior, 25, 535-543.

Popovich, P. M., Gullekson, N. L., Morris, S. A., & Morse, B. J. (2008). Comparing attitudes toward computer usage 1986-2005. Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 986-992.

Research in Progress:
Vancouver, J. B., Bliese, P., & Gullekson, N. L. (in preparation). Lagged random coefficient modeling as a method for causal analysis: Monte Carlo analyses of possible benefits and artifacts.

Gullekson, N. L. & Morris, S. (in preparation). Helping women succeed: Examining the effects of an organizational intervention on employee engagement.

Gullekson, N., Tucker, M, & Koch. R. (in preparation). Developing global leadership through international virtual teams.



Megan Litster, Biology; Kristin Koepke, CATL; Lindsay Steiner, English; and Nicole Gullekson and Christa Kiersch, both Management; presented "Transforming Forced Virtual Learning into Opportunities to Develop Virtual Teamwork Competencies in Management Students" at Western Academy of Management on April 22 online.

Submitted on: April 23