Dr. James Buergermeister

Senior Lecturer
School of Hospitality Leadership
College of Management

Office: 455 Heritage Hall
Phone: 772-245-9028
Email: buergermeisterj@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Retired my fulltime position in May of 2007. Today I teach undergraduate hospitality and tourism courses using distance delivery and advise domestic and international undergraduate students. I do not have an office on campus.

Teaching Interests: Hospitality Finance and Cost Controls.

Research Interests: Work with a hospitality technology company during sabbatical resulted in knowledge and a refereed journal article on how computer technology is used to control food, beverage and labor costs at chain and independent restaurants.


    • Ph D Training and Organization Development
    • University of Minnesota
    • Minneapolis, MN, 1989
    • MS Educational Supervision and Administration
    • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Milwaukee, WI, 1973
    • BS Education
    • University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse
    • Lacrosse, WI, 1971

Licensures and Certifications

  • Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management Certification: Indian River State College

Courses Taught

  • HT-362 Foodsvc Finance & Cost Control

Work Experience

Academic: Post-secondary

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership, College of Management
    • Director
    • July 2011 - April 2012
    • UW-Stout, Hospitality & Tourism Mgt.
    • Professor
    • August 1978 - May 2007
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Hospitality & Tourism
    • Laptop College Associate
    • August 2002 - May 2004

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Buergermeister, J., Harris, T., & Schmidt, C., (2006). Using Best Practices and the Digital Environment to Teach Computer Applications for Hospitality. International Journal of Hospitality Information Technology