Dr. Edward B Harris

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
School of Hospitality Leadership
College of Management

Office: 445 Heritage Hall
Email: harrise@uwstout.edu

Class Schedule

Fall 2015

Course Section Days Time Location
HT-460 001 Mo We 10:10 - 11:35 HERH419
HT-460 002 Mo We 13:25 - 14:50 HERH419
HT-461 001 Tu Th 09:40 - 11:05 HERH417
HT-461 002 Tu Th 12:55 - 14:20 HERH417
HT-200 002 Tu Th 14:35 - 16:00 HERH417


    • JD Law
      Arizona State University
      Tempe, AZ, 1973
    • BA Political Science & Economics
      Saint Ambrose University
      Davenport, IA, 1970

Licensures and Certifications

  • Leadership and Professional Development Certificate Program

Courses Taught

  • CTE-735 Prblms in Career/Technical Ed
  • HT-200 Hospitality Organization Mgmt
  • HT-249 CO-OP Education/Internship
  • HT-349 CO-OP Education/Internship
  • HT-449 CO-OP Education/Internship
  • HT-460 Hosp Ind Law/Liab
  • HT-461 Hospitality Employee Relations
  • HT-498 H & T Field Experience
  • HT-499 Independent Study
  • SRVM-111 Intro-Global Service Mgmt-HT
  • SRVM-354 Services Marketing Mgmt-HT
  • SRVM-420 International Service Concepts
  • SRVM-499 Independent Study

Work Experience


        SGT E5

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership, College of Management
        Associate Professor
        2006 - Present
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Hospitality & Tourism
        Department Chair
        2004 - 2009
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, BS Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management
        Program Director
        2007 - 2008
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, BS Service Management
        Program Director
        2003 - 2008
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership, College of Management
        Assistant Professor
        2002 - 2006

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.


    Oral Presentation

    • Harris, T. Best practices for Directors of Nonprofit Corporations. Bremer Bank, Menomonie, WI.
    • Harris, T. Service Management in the New Millennium. Midwest Golf Course Owners Association,
    • Harris, T. The Soul of Service. Midwest Golf Course Owners Association,
    • Harris, T. Service Management & Customer Relationship Management. Native American Tourism of Wisconsin,
    • Harris, T. Exploring Best Practices for Effective Learning Utilizing Technology. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI.
    • Harris, T. Business Ethics. UW-Stout Ethics Symposium, Menomonie, WI.
    • Harris, T. How to Avoid Hostile Work Environments. Western Wisconsin Restaurant Association,
    • Harris, T. Best Practices When Hiring Employees. Wisconsin Club Managers Association,
    • Harris, T. (March, 2014). The stereotypes of higher education. Scholarship of Teaching & Learning,


    • Harris, T. Team Based Learning. New Faculty Workshop, Menomonie, WI.


    • Harris, T. (2011). Using Photovoice in Distance Education to Creatively Accomplish Course Objectives. 27th Annual Distance Teaching and Learning Conference, Madison, WI.
    • Harris, T. (2010). Photovoice in the Classroom. The Collaboration for Learning Annual Conference, Plymouth, MN.
    • Harris, T. (2010). Guest Services Best Practices. Wisconsin Restaurant Association Annual Conference,

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Journal

    • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (On-going)
    • Journal of Employment and Labor Law (On-going)

    Reviewer, Program

    • Hospitality & Tourism Program (On-going)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Stout (2005)
    • Outstanding Professor Award, University of Wisconsin-Stout (2003)

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB)
  • American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA)
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE)
  • Midwest Association of Hospitality Educators (a chapter of ICHRIE) (MAHE)


    Department / School

    • Committee Member, Bachelor of Science Management Program Advisory Committee (On-going)
    • Committee Chair, Curriculum Committee (On-going)
    • Faculty Mentor, Fred Prassas (On-going)
    • Committee Member, Golf Enterprise Management Program Advisory Committee (On-going)
    • Committee Member, Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Program Advisory Committee (On-going)
    • Faculty Mentor, Kris Schoonover (On-going)
    • Faculty Mentor, Kristal Gerdes (On-going)
    • Committee Member, Property Management Program Advisory Committee (On-going)
    • Committee Member, Service Management Program Advisory Committee (On-going)
    • Committee Member, Steering Committee (On-going)
    • Committee Member, Curriculum Committee (January 2013 - May 2014)


    • Committee Vice Chair, Curriculum Committee (On-going)
    • Committee Member, Golf Enterprise Management Steering Committee (On-going)
    • Committee Member, COM Connection (January 2014 - May 2014)
    • Committee Member, Dean’s Advisory Board (September 2013 - December 2013)


      UW Stout

      • Chairperson, Curriculum and Instruction Committee (On-going)
      • Committee Chair, Educational Activities Committee (On-going)
      • Committee Member, Faculty Senate Executive Committee (On-going)
      • Department Senate Representative, Faculty Senate (On-going)
      • Committee Vice Chair, General Education Committee (On-going)
      • Committee Member, National Survey of Student Engagement Committee (On-going)
      • Committee Member, Program Review Committee (On-going)
      • Committee Member, Promotion Committee (On-going)
      • Committee Member, University Chancellor Search & Screen Committee (January 2014 - May 2014)
      • Committee Member, University Curriculum Committee (January 2014 - May 2014)