Dr. Mark G Fenton

Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Faculty Member, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Associate Professor
Business Department
College of Management

Office: 281G Jarvis Hall-Technology Wing
Phone: 715-232-5268
Email: fentonm@uwstout.edu
Personal website: www.uwstout.edu/faculty/fentonm/

Brief Biography

I am in my 16th year as a professional at UW-Stout. My main instructional assignments relate to management and international business. I am also the Business Administration Program Director.

Teaching Interests: International Business International Management Entrepreneurship Management Principles

Research Interests: International Entrepreneurship Cross Cultural Human Resource Development Business and Entrepreneurship Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Innovation and Entrepreneurship Diversity in the Workplace Science of Teaching and Learning

Education

    • Ph D Management
    • Indiana State University
    • Terre Haute, IN, 2010
    • MS Training and Human Resource Development
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Menomonie, WI, 1999
    • MBA International Business
    • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    • Whitewater, WI, 1994
    • BS Business Administration
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Menomonie, WI, 1991

Licensures and Certifications

  • Inter-Institutional Online Course Evaluator: Quality Matters

Courses Taught

  • BUINB-260 International Business
  • BUINB-367 International Management
  • BUINB-499 Independent Study
  • BUMGT-100 Intro To Business Admin
  • BUMGT-480 Entrepreneurship
  • BUMGT-499 Independent Study
  • BUMKG-330 Principles of Marketing

Work Experience

Academic: Post-secondary

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, B.S. Business Administration
    • Program Director
    • July 1, 2011 - Present
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Business Department
    • Faculty Member
    • August 2005 - Present
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Business Department
    • Senior Lecturer
    • August 2001 - August 2005
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Communications, Education & Training Department
    • Instructional Academic Staff
    • June 1999 - August 2001

Intellectual Contributions

    Book, Chapter

    • Fenton, M., (In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted). Universal Design for a Major International Business Project. Yes. Title unknown at this time. Unknown.

    Journal Article

    • Fenton, M., Dalton, J. C., & Crosby, P., (2012). Lessons Learned: How and Why We Can Teach Social Entrepreneurship in a Capstone Course. Journal of College and Character , 13(4, 5) Tallahassee, Florida.

    Dissertation

    • Fenton, M., (2010). A Study of Selection, Training, and Host Country Cultural Adaptation Experiences of Expatriate Faculty from United States AASCU Universities (Dissertation). Indiana State University and UMI/Pro Quest.

    Conference Proceeding

    • Fenton, M., (2009). The interaction of entrepreneurship students partnering with business to develop business plans. Norfolk, VA: Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education.

    Thesis

    • Fenton, M., (1999). Multicultural training at WAM!NET: A digital technology company of Minneapolis, Minnesota (Thesis). UW-Stout Graduate College.

Presentations

    Oral Presentation

    • Fenton, M., (November 8, 2013). Infusing Diversity across the Curriculum: Cross Cultural Understanding Project for Students in International Management. NAME Conference, Oakland, CA.
    • Fenton, M., (February 3, 2012). Lessons Learned: How and Why We Can Teach Social Entrepreneurship in a Capstone Course. Dalton Institute on College Student Values, Tallahassee, FL.
    • Fenton, M., (June, 2011). Online Teaching and Learning Workshop. Professional Development Session, Menomonie, WI.

    Paper

    • Shiell, T., Lui, K., & Fenton, M., (February, 2012). Three Strategies for Researching and Promoting Social Entrepreneurship. Dalton Institute, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

    Workshop

    • Fenton, M., (March, 2006). Wisconsin in Scotland Faculty Training. Annual Faculty Training for Wisconsin in Scotland, River Falls, WI.

Applied Research

    Consulting

    • New and experienced entrepreneurs
      • (On-going)
    • Multiple Commercial Entities (United States).
      • (June 2010 - Present)
    • Dunn County Family Ice Center (Menomonie, WI).
      • (2008)
    • Chippewa Valley Airport Service (Eau Claire, WI).
      • (2006)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grants

    • Fenton, M., The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Sponsored by United States Department of State, $150000.00 (Funded).
    • Fenton, M., The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Sponsored by United States Department of State, $110792 (Funded).
    • Fenton, M., UW-Stout curricular Incubation Center Grant . Sponsored by UW-Stout Research Services, $1200.00 (Funded).
    • Fenton, M., Stout Professional Development Grant. Sponsored by UW-Stout Provost's Office, $1700.00 (Funded).
    • Fenton, M., Graduate Professional Development Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout Research Services, $12297 (Funded).
    • Fenton, M., Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $400 (Funded).
    • Fenton, M., Faculty Development in International Business. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison CIBER, $5900 (Funded).
    • Fenton, M., Master of Science in Applied Management. Sponsored by UW-Stout Curriculum Development, $8000 (Funded).
    • Fenton, M., Developing Contemporary Curriculum addressing the Global Economic Impact of China . Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for International Business Education and Research, $6546 (Not Funded).
    • Fenton, M., Merle Price Faculty Award for Excellence. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout, $5000 (Not Funded).

Radio

  • French Radio International (July 28, 2014)

    Interviewed in Washington D.C. during the Mandela Washington Fellowship hosted by President Obama. My interview was based on leading the UW-Stout YALI group. FRI has 36,000,000.

Reviewer/Editor

  • Reviewer, Conference: USABE Annual Conference (2011 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Conference: Accademy of International Business (2010 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Conference: Accademy of Management (2010 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Textbook: Basic Marketing: A Marketing Strategy Approach (2009 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Journal: UW-Stout Journal of Student Research (2008 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Textbook: Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures (2008 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Textbook: Multiple Publications (2008 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Textbook: International Management: Strategic Opportunities and Cultural Challenges (2011)
  • Reviewer, Textbook: Entrepreneurial Small Business. 3rd Ed. (2010 - 2010)
  • Reviewer, Conference: Academy of World Business Marketing and Management (2006 - 2008)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Honor

    • Top 15% of Faculty , University of Wisconsin-Stout (On-going)

    Award

    • Teacher of the Year, Menomonie Chamber of Commerce (April 15, 2014)
    • Outstanding Professor Award, UW-Stout Student Organizations (May 2004)

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • The Academy of International Business (AIM)
  • The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (CEE)
  • United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)

Service

Department/School

  • Committee Member, UW-Stout Graduate Faculty (August 2002 - Present)
  • Committee Member, UW-Stout Global Studies Interest Group (August 2000 - Present)
  • Committee Member, Program Review Committee (August 2013 - August 2016)
  • Committee Member, UW-Stout Sabbatical and Leave Review Committee (August 2011 - July 2014)
  • Committee Chair, All University Associate Professor Promotion Committee (September 2012 - February 2013)
  • Committee Member, Program Review COmmittee (August 2011 - July 2012)
  • Committee Member, Director for Applied Ethics Search Committee (April 2011 - July 2011)
  • Committee Member, Graduate Education Committee (August 2008 - August 2010)
  • Committee Member, Student Dismissal Appeals Committee (August 2006 - August 2010)
  • Committee Member, Online Teaching Guidelines Development Community of Practice Committee (August 2008 - May 2010)
  • Committee Member, International Studies Specialization Committee (August 2002 - August 2005)
  • Committee Member, Curriculum and Instruction Committee (September 2000 - August 2005)
  • Committee Member, All University Academic Staff Positive Action Panel (August 1999 - August 2005)
  • Committee Member, Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Grant Program Committee (August 2000 - August 2003)

College

  • Committee Member, College of Management Promotion Committee (2010)
  • Committee Member, Search and Screen Committee (2007 - 2009)
  • Committee Member, College of Technology, Engineering, and Management Restructuring Committee (2003 - 2004)

University

    UW-Stout

  • Committee Member, Program Review Committee (2013 - Present)
  • Student Org Advisor (Professional Org), UW-Stout chapter of Sigma Beta Delta (September 2007 - Present)
  • Committee Member, International Studies Specialization Committee (2002 - Present)
  • Nakatani Associate, Nakatani Associate, Learning Technology Services (September 2001 - Present)
  • Committee Member, UW-Stout Global Studies Interest Group (2000 - Present)
  • Committee Member, Student Dismissal Appeals Committee (2010 - 2013)
  • Committee Member, International Studies Specialization Committee (2010 - 2012)
  • Committee Member, Community of Practice (January 2009 - 2011)
  • Committee Member, Search and Screen Committee: Director for the UW-Stout Ethics Center (2010)
  • Presenter, Spring Semester Development Day (2009 - 2010)
  • Guest Speaker, UW-Stout Course FN-414 (Catering) (2009 - 2010)
  • Committee Member, Graduate Education Curriculum Committee (2008 - 2010)
  • Faculty Advisor, Stout Entrepreneurship Association (2008 - 2010)
  • Graduate Student Research Advisement, Correlation study on the relationship of motivation and moral of technical college instructors to sixteen basic life desires (2009)
  • Committee Member, 25th Annual Cabot Executive in Residence Celebration Committee (2008 - 2009)
  • Secretary, Faculty Senate (2007 - 2009)
  • Committee Member, Academic Dismissal Appeals Committee (2006 - 2009)
  • Guest Speaker, Business Department Homecoming Workshop (October 2009)
  • Co-presenter, NTCL (May 2009)
  • Committee Member, International Studies Specialization Committee (2006 - 2007)
  • Coordinator, Wisconsin in Scotland Study Abroad Program (2004 - 2007)
  • Faculty Advisor, Wisconsin Marketing Management Association/DEX (2003 - 2007)
  • Graduate Student Research Advisement, A study of the first Wisconsin Chapter of Muskies Inc. youth program (2006)
  • Graduate Student Research Advisement, Assessment of tour guide training at the Cave of the Mounds (2005)
  • Committee Member, Curriculum and Instruction Committee (2000 - 2005)
  • University Senate Service, Senate of Academic Staff (August 2000 - August 2003)
  • Graduate Student Research Advisement, Implementing a first aid and CPR/AED program within the Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office Reserve Corps Division (2002)

Professional

  • Member, UW-Stout Ethics Center Advisory Board (2012 - Present)
  • Member, UW-Stout Honors College Advisory Board (2012 - Present)
  • Member, Applied Social Sciences Advisory Board (2011 - Present)
  • Member, National High School of Business Advisory Board via Project Lead the Way (2006 - Present)
  • Member, UW-Stout Marketing and Business Education Advisory Board (2004 - Present)
  • Conference Session Chair, Annual Academy of Management Conference (August 2013)
  • Member, UW-Stout Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board (2008 - 2010)
  • Member, UW-Stout Master in Career and Technical Education Advisory Board (2006 - 2010)
  • Member, UW-Stout Training and Human Rresource Development Advisory Board (2006 - 2009)

Community

  • Officer, Other Officer, St. Katherines Lutheran Church (2009 - Present)
  • Board of Directors, Arbor Place Incorporated (July 2009 - 2012)