Dr. Mark G Fenton

Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Faculty Member, University of Wisconsin-Stout
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 17th 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

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, B.S. Business Administration
        Program Director
        July 1, 2011 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Business Department
        Faculty Member
        August 2005 -
      • 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. , Unknown.

    Journal Article

    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

    Uncategorized

    • Fenton, M. (November 8, 2013). Infusing Diversity across the Curriculum: Cross Cultural Understanding Project for Students in International Management. NAME Conference, Oakland, CA.
    • Shiell, T., Lui, K., & Fenton, M. (February, 2012). Three Strategies for Researching and Promoting Social Entrepreneurship. Dalton Institute, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
    • Shiell, T., Lui, K., & Fenton, M. (February, 2012). Three Strategies for Researching and Promoting Social Entrepreneurship. , Tallahassee, FL, United States.
    • 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.
    • Fenton, M. (March, 2006). Wisconsin in Scotland Faculty Training. Annual Faculty Training for Wisconsin in Scotland, River Falls, WI.

Applied Research

    Uncategorized

    • 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

    Grant

    • Fenton, M. 2014) The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Sponsored by United States Department of State, $150000.00 (Funded).
    • Fenton, M. 2013) The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Sponsored by United States Department of State, $110792 (Funded).
    • Fenton, M. (2012) UW-Stout curricular Incubation Center Grant . Sponsored by UW-Stout Research Services, $1200.00 (Funded).
    • Fenton, M. (2011) Stout Professional Development Grant. Sponsored by UW-Stout Provost's Office, $1700.00 (Funded).
    • Fenton, M. 2011) 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. (2008) 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).

Media Contributions

    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 listeners.

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Conference

    • USABE Annual Conference

      Annual national conference peer reviewer for the States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. (2011 - Present)

    • Accademy of International Business

      Annual national conference publication submission peer reviewer. (2010 - Present)

    • Accademy of Management

      Annual national conference publication submission peer reviewer. (2010 - Present)

    • Academy of World Business Marketing and Management

      Annual conference paper peer reviewer for the Academy of World Business Marketing and Management held in Paris, France and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (2006 - 2008)

    Reviewer, Textbook

    • Basic Marketing: A Marketing Strategy Approach

      Recognized as a contributing professional reviewer by the authors of the marketing textbook Basic Marketing: A Marketing Strategy Approach. (2009), Perreault, Cannon, & McCarthy. This text is the current marketing text used in the UW-Stout Business Program. I continue to review new editions of this text. (2009 - Present)

    • Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures

      Recognized as a professional reviewer by the authors of the entrepreneurship textbook Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures. 2nd Ed.,3rd Ed. and 4th Ed. (2008-2012). Barringer and Ireland. Pearson Prentice Hall. I continue to review new editions of this text. (2008 - Present)

    • Multiple Publications

      In the past I have reviewed chapters and full texts for multiple publishers including: Taylor & Francis, Wiley, McGraw Hill, Cengage, Houghton Mifflin and Pearson Prentice Hall. I continue to review chapters and texts on an ongoing basis. (2008 - Present)

    • International Management: Strategic Opportunities and Cultural Challenges

      Recognized as a contributing professional reviewer by the authors of International Management: Strategic Opportunities and Cultural Challenges, (2011). McFarlin, D., & Sweeney, P. Taylor & Francis, New York, NY (2011)

    • Entrepreneurial Small Business. 3rd Ed.

      Recognized as a contributing professional reviewer by the authors of the text Entrepreneurial Small Business. 3rd Ed. (2010). Katz and Green. McGraw-Hill Irwin. (2010 - 2010)

    Reviewer, Journal

    • UW-Stout Journal of Student Research (2008 - Present)

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)
      • 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)
      • Student Org Advisor (Professional Org), UW-Stout chapter of Sigma Beta Delta (September 2007 - August 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)