Doug S Kennedy

Associate Professor
School of Hospitality Leadership
College of Management

Office: 439 Heritage Hall
Phone: 715-232-5061
Email: kennedyd@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

I spent over thirty (30) years in the restaurant industry in numerous executive level positions in training, human resources and real estate. I am an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota and I have been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) for life by the Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRM).

Teaching Interests: Courses Taught Principles of Real Estate Real Estate Law Principles of Property Management Marketing and Leasing Commercial and Residential Property Developing and Managing Commercial and Residential Property

Research Interests: Labor and Employment Law Property Management

Education

    • BA Sociology
    • University of St. Thomas
    • St. Paul, MN,
    • JD
    • William Mitchell College of Law
    • St. Paul, MN,

Licensures and Certifications

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Licensed to practice law in Minnesota: Minnesota Supreme Court

Courses Taught

  • HT-370 Principles of Property Mgmt
  • HT-461 Hospitality Employee Relations
  • PM-349 COOP Ed Exp
  • PM-365 Principles of Real Estate
  • PM-370 Principles of Property Mgmt
  • PM-371 Comm/Resid Property Dev Mgmt
  • PM-381 Marketing & Leasing Property
  • PM-430 Real Estate Law
  • PM-449 CO-OP Education/Internship

Work Experience

Academic: Post-secondary

    • University of Wisconsin Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership
    • Associate Professor
    • August 2010 - Present
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership
    • Assistant Professor
    • August 2004 - August 2010
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership
    • Senior Lecturer
    • August 2002 - August 2004
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership
    • Lecturer (Adjunct)
    • August 2000 - August 2002
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership
    • Lecturer (Adjunct)
    • September 1981 - May 1984

Industry

  • RTM Restaurant Group/Franchise Associates, Inc.
    • Vice President of Administration
    • 1983 - 2002
  • RTM Restaurant Group/Franchise Associates, Inc.
    • Director of Personnel
    • June 1977 - August 1983
  • RTM Restaurant Group/Franchise Associates, Inc.
    • Director of Training
    • July 1973 - May 1977
  • RTM Restaurant Group/Franchise Associates, Inc.
    • Operations Store Level
    • January 1969 - June 1973

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Kennedy, D., (2014). Was it the Policy, the Enforcement of it or Both that Cost the Employer 25K +. Hospitality Law , 29(3
    • Kennedy, D., (2013). “Goofy” Advice Subjects Disney to Class Action Lawsuit . Hospitality Law , 28(4
    • Kennedy, D., (2012). Prevent a Heart Attack: Remember to Register Your Trademarks . Hospitality Law , 27(10
    • Kennedy, D., (2011). Properly Train Bar Personnel on How to Handle Fights. Hospitality Law , 26(9
    • Kennedy, D., (2010). Former Manager Cannot Proceed with Discrimination Claim . Hospitality Law , 25(7
    • Kennedy, D., (2010). Property Management: From Minor to Major. Developments
    • Kennedy, D., (2010). Be Sure you Know more than Employees about FLSA Laws . Hospitality Law , 25(3
    • Kennedy, D., (2009). The Evolution of Employee Arbitration Agreements in Nonunion Settings . Hospitality Law , 24(10
    • Kennedy, D., (2008). Court Allows Disgruntled Salesman’s FLSA Case to Proceed. Hospitality Law , 23(4

    Book, Chapter

    • Kennedy, D., & Brymer, R., (2007). Career Realities and Opportunities. Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (12
    • Kennedy, D., & Brymer, R., (2004). Career Realities and Opportunities. Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (11

    Technical Report

    • Kennedy, D., (2003). Analysis of Restaurant Opportunities. New Richmond Chamber of Commerce and visitors Bureau.
    • Kennedy, D., (2003). Restaurant Industry Trends. University of Wisconsin Extension.

Presentations

    Oral Presentation

    • Kennedy, D., (July, 2013). Designing and Managing a New Degree Program. Property Management Summit, Anchorage, AL.
    • Kennedy, D., (2012). Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Current trends in the volatile world of real estate. Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI.
    • Kennedy, D., (2009). Human Resources 101: Interviewing, Hiring and Beyond. Upper Midwest Hospitality Show,
    • Kennedy, D., (2006). Human Resources 101: Interviewing, Hiring and Beyond. Upper Midwest Hospitality Show,
    • Kennedy, D., (2004). “Resume Writing and Interviewing” . Upper Midwest Hospitality Show,
    • Kennedy, D., (2003). Human Resources Legal Issues Series – Wage and Hour Fundamentals. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, Eau Claire, WI.

Applied Research

    Consulting

    • Small Business Development Office - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
      • (2002 - 2006)
    • Hotelier (Menomonie, WI).
      • (2005)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grants

    • Kennedy, D., (2011). Just in Time Professional Development Grant. Sponsored by UW-Stout (Funded).
    • Kennedy, D., (2009). Incubator Grant. Sponsored by UW-Stout, $4000 (Funded).
    • Kennedy, D., (2008). Incubator Grant. Sponsored by UW-Stout, $2000 (Funded).

Reviewer/Editor

  • Reviewer, Textbook: Strategic Hospitality Human Resources Management (2012)
  • Reviewer, Textbook: Principles of Property Management, 16th Edition (2010)
  • Reviewer, Conference: Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators (CHRIE) (2008 - 2009)
  • Reviewer, Textbook: Labor and Employment Law, 13th Edition (2008)
  • Reviewer, Textbook: Employment Law for Business, 6th Edition (2007)
  • Reviewer, Textbook: Employee Benefits, 2nd Edition (2006)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Honor

    • Program Director of the Year, College of Human Development (2006)

    Award

    • “Best of Menomonie” Award , Stoutonia (2005)

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)
  • Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • Minnesota Restaurant Association

Service

Department/School

  • Committee Chair, Department Personnel Committee (2011 - Present)
  • Committee Member, Planning Committee for the Stout Hospitality Institute (2008 - 2012)
  • Committee Chair, Property Management Advisory Committee (2008 - 2012)
  • Committee Member, Accreditation Steering Committee (2009 - 2011)
  • Committee Chair, Department Personnel Committee (2007 - 2009)
  • Committee Chair, Department Curriculum Committee (2006)
  • Committee Chair, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Advisory Committee (2004 - 2006)

College

  • Committee Member, College of Management Promotion Committee (2011 - 2012)
  • Committee Member, College of Management Council (2009 - 2012)
  • Committee Member, College of Management Dean Search Committee (2010 - 2011)
  • Committee Member, College of Management Development Committee (2009 - 2010)
  • Faculty Advisor, Resort and Property Manager’s Association (RPMA) (2007 - 2010)
  • Committee Member, College of Human Development Governance Committee (2006 - 2008)
  • Faculty Advisor, Restaurant and Tavern Managers Association (RTMA) (2002 - 2008)

University

    UW-Stout

  • New Program Director Orientation, Program Advisory Panel (2011 - 2012)
  • Faculty Advisor, "Into the Book" Freshman Summer Reading Project (June 2005 - June 2008)
  • Committee Member, Technical Communications Program Committee (2007)
  • Committee Member, University Curriculum and Instruction Committee (CIC) (2004 - 2007)
  • Committee Member, CIC subcommittee on Approval Timelines (2006)

Professional

  • Board of Advisors, Minnesota Restaurant Association (2003)
  • Committee Member, Minnesota Restaurant Association, Human Resources/Education Committee (2003)
  • Committee Member, Minnesota Restaurant Association, Legislative Committee (2003)
  • Vice Chair Human Resources, Minnesota Restaurant Association, Legislative Committee (2003)