|Interim Associate Dean
Area of Expertise: Professor Gee specializes in strategic management and international business. She currently teaches Business Policy and Global Issues in Management. Prior to her academic experiences, Professor Gee was a marketing manager at IBM and AT&T.
Professional Activities: Professor Gee has presented her research in numerous international, national, and regional academic and professional conferences on topics such as cross-cultural management, strategic analyses of organizations and industries, and economic development issues. She has reviewed existing and proposed textbooks in strategic management, and has provided extensive strategic planning consulting to organizations and businesses.
Professor Gee has received awards for voluntary strategic planning consultation provided to non-profit organizations. In addition, she has received many other awards and recognition for outstanding achievements in mentoring, teaching, and advising students, and service provided to the campus, surrounding communities, and in the University of Wisconsin System. Dr. Gee has also written several grant proposals, received funding, and directed special programs in workforce and community economic development, entrepreneurship, and efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math. She also had a two-year appointment as Assistant to the Provost, and served as Co-Director of the Center for International Studies for three years.
Professor Gee was distinguished as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow in academic year 2006-07. ACE annually selects a small group of high achieving scholars and provides advanced leadership development and experiences in the administration of American colleges and universities. Many university presidents, provosts, and other academic officers are former ACE Fellows.
During her ACE Fellowship, Dr. Gee was mentored by the President and Provost at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. DePaul is the largest Catholic university, and the sixth largest private university in the United States. She shadowed the President and Provost daily, and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. As an ACE Fellow at DePaul, she was involved in strategic plan implementation; fiscal policy and budgeting; large-scale real estate development and negotiations; curriculum review, faculty development and governance issues in DePaul’s nine major colleges and schools; capital campaign planning and fundraising; enrollment management and growth; and marketing and promotion. She also became quite familiar with NCAA Division I, Big East operations and planning; NCA re-accreditation; and Board of Trustees deliberations and decision-making.