Michele Gee, Ph.D.

  • Professor & Dean, College of Business, Economics, and Computing
  • Business Department
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1994
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2304
  • EMAIL: gee@uwp.edu


  • Strategic Planning/Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Global Business/Management
  • Diversity Training/Cross-Cultural Management
  • Creative & Innovative Management

Teaching Interests

Strategic Management/Planning; International Business; Creative & Innovative Management; Corporate Social Responsibility; and Advanced Global Management.

Research Interests

Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategic Management/Planning, Global Business, and Creative & Innovative Management.

Consulting Interests

Strategic Planning; Economic/Workforce Development; Cross-Cultural Management; International Business; Corporate Social Responsibility; Diversity; and Creative & Innovative Management.

Selected Publications

2022: The link between parental socioeconomic status (SES) and children’s Employment Prospects: A conceptual Framework, Academy of Strategic Management Journal (1-16 pp.)

2015: Jeopardy or Jobs? An Analysis of How to Measure the Value of Higher Education, Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice

2014: Strategic Consumer Choice: A College Student’s Dilemma, Journal of Critical Incidents (3+7 pp.)

2013: Campus Dining: What Quality Factors Affect Student Satisfaction and Retention?” Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, Journal of Academy of Business and Economics (129-134 pp.)

2013: Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategic and Managerial Implications, Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics

2012: Best Practices in Initiating Online Programs at Public Institutions, Business Education Innovation Journal (121-127 pp.)

2012: Greening the Supply Chain in Corporate America: New & Improved Directions, International Journal of Business & Management Studies (1-10 pp.)

Teaching Awards

2015: Award received from UW-Parkside at the Assessment Showcase and Poster Session for the excellent depiction of assurance and learning in courses taught in the Business Management Major. The development of this award-winning assessment poster was based on contributing, coordinating, and analyzing input received from several business faculty in courses taught, including my capstone course. I developed the assurance of learning/assessment sections of the required AACSB accreditation report. The analytical business assessment results highlighted in the AACSB report were exhibited in the UW-Parkside assessment showcase and poster session., Assessment Award, Business Management Major, UW-Parkside
2012: Top Honor "Internationalizing the Campus Curriculum:" My MGT 446 evaluated to be the most international course based on specially funded CIS study evaluating syllabi from across the campus. , Internationalizing the Campus Curriculum Distinction, UW-Parkside/Center for International Studies (CIS)
2005: Received "In Her Footsteps Award" from the Women's Center and the Dean of Students for advising and mentoring students on campus., In Her Footsteps Mentoring & Advising Award,
2003: Award presented in recognition of the outstanding advising for the Parkside International Club, a student organization., Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award, UW-Parkside/Parkside International Club
2001: Award received for outstanding teaching, research, advising, and mentoring minorities, women, and international students., Woman of Color Award, University of Wisconsin System

Research/Creative Awards

2019: Award for Best Presentation of a Research Paper titled: "MBA Student Performance in Diversity-Related Assignments, Online Versus Face-to-Face Classes: A Content Analysis of Assessment Results” , Best Presentation Award, Clute International Academic Conference
2015: Certificate of Merit awarded for my research paper: "Comparative Analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility from a Global Perspective" presented at the Asia Pacific International Conference sponsored by the Syndenham Institute of Management Studies Research in Mumbai, India, Research Award: "Certificate of Merit", Asia Pacific International Conference sponsored by the Syndenham Institute of Management Studies Research in Mumbai, India

Service Awards

2015: Student Support Services Award, University, UW-Parkside
2015: Rangers in Action: I.D.E.A. Leadership Champion Award, University, UW-Parkside
2014: Received Award for efforts and significant contributions as a Peer-Reviewer of research papers submitted prior to publication in the Recoletos Multidisciplinary Journal, University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu City, Phillipines, Certificate of Appreciation, Professional, University of San Jose-Recoletos
2014: Recognized as a champion who empowers UW-Parkside through Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (I.D.E.A.)., Rangers in Action: I.D.E.A. Leadership Champion Award, University, UW-Parkside
2011: Received “Women of Distinction” Award in the Professional/Business category for outstanding achievements on campus and throughout the community that was presented on August 5, 2011. Racine, Wisconsin Mayor John Dickert’s remarks and the card presented along with the award included the statements: “Dr. Gee has a proven record of training the next generation of highly successful business professionals and entrepreneurs by supplying students with a combination of community and business skill sets. She gets students engaged by giving them experiential learning and having them apply theories with hands-on experience, a hallmark of…education that Dr. Gee fully advocates.”, "Women of Distinction Award" in the Professional/Business ctegory, Professional, YWCA
2009: "Diversity Award, 2009-10" awarded by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside: Competitively selected for outstanding work in meeting campus goals of inclusive excellence , and exceptional accomplishments in diversity-related activities during the previous academic year., UW-Parkside Diversity Award, 2009-10, University,
2007: Served as an American Council on Education Fellow for 2006 through 2007. ACE annually selects a small group of high achieving scholars for advanced leadership development in the administration of American colleges and universities. ACE Fellows are first nominated by the President or Chancellor of their home institutions. Many university presidents, provosts, and other academic officers are former ACE Fellows. As an ACE Fellow, I shadowed the President and Provost at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and was a member of the President's Cabinet in 2006 and 2007. DePaul is the sixth largest private university in the United States, and is the largest Catholic university. I was involved in fiscal policy and budgeting; large-scale real estate development; strategic plan implementation; and administrative issues in DePaul's nine colleges and schools. I was also involved in capital campaign planning, and enrollment management and growth. Working with the President, I became familiar with NCAA Division I, Big East operations; institutional re-accreditation; and Board of Trustees decision-making. (2006-07)., Selected and served as an American Council on Education Fellow for 2006 through 2007, Professional,

Departmental Service

: Officer, Other Officer - Beta Gamma Sigma
2012: Other - Doing Business in China Study Tour

College Service

: Program Coordinator - CBEC Graduate Studies/Programs
: Program Coordinator - Master of Science Program in Computer & Information Systems
: Program Coordinator - MBA Program
: Committee Member - CBEC Global Education Center Faculty Advisory Committee

University Service

2018: Committee Member - Chancellor's Talent and Economic Development Team

Professional Service

2015: Editor, Associate Editor - Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal
2007: Other - American Council on Education Fellow

Public Service

: Board Member - AACSB, International Associate Deans Group
MBA 700 - Creative/Innovative Management
MBA 794 - Internship
MBA 799 - Independent Study & Research:
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