Dr. Adel M Mekraz

Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Assistant Professor
Business Department
College of Management

Office: 247 Jarvis Hall-Technology Wing
Phone: 715-232-1488
Email: mekraza@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

15 years of experience in higher education teaching various business and management courses. Worked in the retail industry for 15 years in various store management positions. Have a Masters in HR Management from Houston Baptist University, and a PhD. in Organization and Management from Capella University.

Teaching Interests: Retail Merchandising and Management as well as human resource management and leadership.

Research Interests: Transformational and transactional leadership, as well as impacting the performance of retail store operations.

Education

    • Ph D Organization and Management
    • Capella University
    • Minneapolis, MN, 2011
    • MS Human Resource Management
    • Houston Baptist University
    • Houston, TX, 1994
    • BS Business/Management
    • City University
    • Bellevue, WA, 1991

Courses Taught

  • BURTL-105 Intro To Retail Merch & Mgmt
  • BURTL-127 Basic Merchandising
  • BURTL-299 Independent Study
  • BURTL-327 Store Management
  • BURTL-329 Retail Promotions
  • BURTL-419 Natl Study Tour Fashion Ind
  • BURTL-450 Retail Practicum I
  • BURTL-451 Retail Practicum II
  • BURTL-490 Advanced Merch Plan Control

Work Experience

Academic: Post-secondary

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, BS Retail Merchandising and Management Program
    • Program Director
    • August 26, 2013 - Present
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Business, College of Management
    • Assistant Professor
    • August 21, 2003 - Present
    • Indiana University-Bloomington
    • Instructor
    • 2000 - 2003
    • University of Houston
    • Instructor, part-time
    • 1998 - 2000

Intellectual Contributions

    Book

    • Gundala, R., Mekraz, A., & Singh, M., (Accepted). Marketing Principles: An Interactive Text. California: National Social Science Press.

Applied Research

    Consulting

    • Twice the Gift store
      • (April 20,2010 - September 29, 2010)
    • Legacy Chocolate
      • (September 22,2008 - December 12, 2008)

Directed Student Classroom Project

    • Staffing retail stores in 2015 and beyond (September 15,2009 - January 14, 2010)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Scholarship

    • Target Go tail Scholarships, The Target Corporation (June 11, 2014)

Service

Department/School

  • Committee Chair, Retention and Tenure Committee (October 11,2013 - Present)
  • Committee Chair, Retention and Tenure Committee (September 3,2014 - May 20, 2015)

College

  • Committee Member, Apparel Design and Development Business Advisory Board (April 20,2006 - April 25, 2014)

University

    UW-Stout

  • Committee Member, Faculty Senate (March 21,2007 - May 14, 2009)
  • Committee Member, Ethnic Studies COmmittee (September 24,2004 - May 10, 2008)