Kristin Holmberg-Wright

  • Senior Lecturer - Management
  • Business Department
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2617
  • EMAIL: holmberg@uwp.edu
Kristin Holmberg-Wright is a Distinguished Lecturer, Organization Behavior and Management, at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She received her Ed.D. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. The author of more than 35 peer reviewed publications, Dr. Holmberg-Wright’s research interests include soft management skills, entrepreneur management skills, mentoring, and leadership. In addition, she has recently published articles examining current issues concerning business education, soft management skills, the recent global economic crisis, municipal bond debt, and non-traditional students. In 2013, she received the Franklin Award for Excellence in Research. Dr. Holmberg-Wright teaches at the graduate and undergraduate level. She has taught courses in organization behavior and theory, leadership, theory of management, and general business. Prior to coming to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Dr. Holmberg-Wright was a healthcare executive and served as the Special Assistant to the President, Indiana University. From 2008-13, she held the publically elected position of President (mayor) of the Village of North Bay wherein she administered a budget of over $267,000 and had signature authority. She currently is the Constable and Trustee 3 in the Village. Most recently, she has been asked to be a consultant for Collaborative Brain Trust, a higher education consulting firm on strategic imperatives.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Holmberg-Wright teaches organization behavior and theory, leadership, theory of management, soft management skills, and general business courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Research Interests

Dr. Holmberg-Wright is the author of more than thirty-five peer reviewed publications. Her research interests include soft management skills, entrepreneur management skills, mentoring, and leadership. In addition, she has recently published articles examining current issues concerning business education and the recent global economic crisis. Dr. Holmberg-Wright is a reviewer for a number of professional journals and textbook publishers. She currently serves as Senior Advisor for Franklin Publishing.

Consulting Interests

Since 1994, Dr. Holmberg-Wright has held the publically elected position of President (mayor) or Constable of the Village of North Bay. As President, she administered a budget of over $267,000, head at all meetings of the board, and had signature authority. She currently sits on the Governor’s Task Force on Emergency Management, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission Advisory Committee on Transportation Systems Planning and Programming, Racine County Heads of Government, Central Racine County Health Department, and has served in an advisory capacity to the Joint Finance Committee offering insight on concerns of smaller municipalities. In addition, Dr. Holmberg-Wright has provided consultative services to other government entities and business entities.

Selected Publications

2018: Why Gender Diversity is Both a Challenge and an Impending Financial Growth Opportunity for the Global Technology Industry, Business Education Innovation Journal (51-58 pp.)

2016: Soft Skills: The Missing Piece for Entrepreneurs to Grow a Business, American Journal of Management (pp. 11-18 (7 pages) pp.)

2014: Rising Government Debt Levels: Significant Distinctions Between the State and Local Government Municipal Bond Market Versus the Federal Debt Market, Business and Law Journal (19-36 pp.)

2014: Soft Skills: Needed by Employers, Misunderstood by Students, and a University Response, Leadership and Organizational Management Journal (6-19 pp.)

Teaching Awards

2015: Students nominate individual for teaching award; a committee chooses the recipient, Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin - Parkside

University Service

2017: Task Force Member - Stella Gray Teaching Award Selection Committee
BUS 100 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
BUS 494 - INTERNSHIP
MBA 741 - CONTEMP CHALLENGS MANAG ORGAN
MBA 744 - MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
MBA 799 - INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH
MGT 349 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
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