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Specialty area(s)

Professor (Chair); Human Resource Management, Labor & Employment Relations, Organizational Behavior.

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Brief biography

Dr. William Ross is a Professor of Human Resource Management and Labor & Employment Relations in the Department of Management, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He is a member of the Graduate Faculty.

Current courses at UWL

MGT 303: Principles of Labor-Management Relations;
MGT 308: Organizational Behavior
MGT 483: Corporate Training
MGT 485: Collective Bargaining
MGT 486: Human Resource Management: Current Topics and Policy Issues

MGT 738: Labor-Management Relations (MBA)
MGT 740: Current Topics in Human Resource Management and Labor & Employment Relations


Ph.D.: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

M.A.: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

B.A.: Psychology, Auburn University.

Professional history


The entry, “Using the Internet to attract and evaluate job candidates” was published in the Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior (Z. Yan, Editor). This three-volume set was nominated for an Outstanding Reference Sources Award by the American Library Association.

Featured in a Building Bridges: College of Business Newsletter article profiling faculty members nominated by their former students as excellent teachers.

Who's Who among American Teachers (also awarded in 1996, 2002, and 2004)

The paper, “Negotiator’s Trust and Distrust Perceptions and Mediation Strategies” was one of only four papers selected for a Distinguished Research Award by the Academy of Organizational Culture, Communication,
and Conflict.

Who's Who In Business Higher Education

The article, “Watching the Detectives…” (on electronic monitoring) was published in Personnel Psychology; this volume of the journal won the Emerald Golden Page Award for 2002.

Invited Speaker, UW-L Freshman Convocation Address.

Winner: Charles Nichol Essay Award for the article, "Measuring Success in Mediation" published in
The Mediation Journal; Award presented by the Wisconsin Association of Mediators.

Member, Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Paper, "Hybrid forms of dispute resolution: Theoretical implications of combining mediation and arbitration," Nominated for the "Best Paper" award in the Conflict Management Division at the Academy of Management convention.

Who's Who Among American Teachers

Nominated for College of Business Administration, "Teacher of the Year" Award, University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse:
*1989-1990 Academic Year.
*1987-1988 Academic Year.
*1986-1987 Academic Year.
*1984-1985 Academic Year.
(Note: This award has not been offered since 1990).

Recipient, "Best Mediation and Dispute Resolution Paper" Award, First International Convention
of the International Association for Conflict Management.

Member, Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Member, Psi Chi honor society.
Member, Phi Beta Kappa Members in the Auburn Community honor society.