Dr. Adel M Mekraz

Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
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.

Class Schedule

Spring 2015

Course Days Time Location
BURTL-490 MW 14:30 - 15:55 VOCR332
BURTL-490 Arranged
BURTL-127 TR 09:40 - 11:05 LLCT206
BURTL-127 TR 11:15 - 12:40 LLCT206
BURTL-449 Arranged
BURTL-425 Online
BURTL-425 10:00 - 18:00 MICH292
BURTL-425 TR 08:00 - 08:55 HMEC336
BURTL-499 Arranged
BURTL-419 Arranged

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-425 Current Retail Strategies
  • BURTL-449 COOP Ed Exp
  • BURTL-450 Retail Practicum I
  • BURTL-451 Retail Practicum II
  • BURTL-490 Advanced Merch Plan Control
  • BURTL-499 Independent Study

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)