Dr. Laura Alderson
Associate Professor of Teaching
Dr. Alderson is an Associate Professor of Teaching at the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis where she has taught undergraduate and graduate business courses since 1999 and online courses since 2002. Prior to academia, her corporate experience includes working with attorneys, management teams, and employees at various Fortune 500 companies in the areas of employment law, employee relations, recruitment, training and development and HRIS administration.
Dr. Alderson holds a Professional Human Resource (PHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute.
Doctor of Education, Instructional Design and Technology | The University of Memphis
Master of Business Administration, Marketing focus | The University of Mississippi
Bachelor of Business Administration | The University of Mississippi
Dr. Alderson has taught face-to-face, online, and hybrid undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Memphis, including:
Human Resource Management (MGMT 3215); Leadership and Communication (COMM 7110); Principles of Management (MGMT 3110); Employee Relations (MGMT 4251); Employee Staffing/Training/Development (MGMT 4260); Strategic Management (MGMT 4710); Management and Organization (MGMT 7030); Compensation and Performance Appraisal (MGMT 4240); Organizational Behavior (MGMT 4420); International Management (MGMT 4810); Project Planning and Scheduling (PRST 8105); International Business Communication and Negotiation (MGMT 4510); Communication and Career Readiness (MGMT 3032); and Introduction to Business (MGMT 1010)
- Coordinator, Principles of Management courses (MGMT 3110)
- Department of Management, Department Aide
- Department of Management Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
- Assurance of Learning Task Force
- FCBE Assurance of Learning Team
- Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Academic Audit/Assurance of Learning Team
- MILE program Interviewer
- Department Online Standards Committee
Honors and Awards
- Society for Human Resource Management-Memphis Chapter, Human Resource Excellence Team Award
- Department of Management Teaching Awards
- Department of Management Service Awards
- Teacher of the Year Award, FCBE Honors College
- Distinguished Faculty Award, University College
- Advising Award, University College
- TBR Outstanding Online Instructor Award
- Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award, Department of Management
- Academy of Management
- Association for Educational Communications and Technology
- Association for Talent Development
- Society for Human Resource Management
- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Southern Management Association
Peer-Reviewed Publications and Proceedings
Alderson, L. (2017). Using digital tools to achieve connectedness in higher education online courses: Faculty perceptions and practices. ProQuest.
Royne, M., Theime, J., Levy, M., Oakley, J., & Alderson, L. (2016, May). From thinking green to buying green: Consumer motivation makes the difference. Journal of Business Strategy 37(3), 37-43.
Alderson, L. & Lowther, D. (2014, November). Factors that may influence instructors' choices of including social media when designing online courses. In M. Simonson (Ed.), Thirty-Seventh Annual Proceedings, The Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Jacksonville, FL, November 2013, 205-211.
Alderson, L., Lowther, D., & Martindale, T. (2013, October). Laying the groundwork for an international online collaboration project between Indonesian and American Students in higher education. In M. Simonson (Ed.), Thirty-Sixth Annual Proceedings, The Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA, October 2013, 337-341.
Alderson, L., Lowther, D., & Martindale, T. (2012, October). Engaging employees in continuous learning and development with mobile devices: Current research and practice. In M. Simonson (Ed.), Thirty-Fifth Annual Proceedings, The Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY, October 2012, 205-208.
Yelkur, R., Bailey-Hughes, B., & Alderson, L. Making the most of an international study abroad trip for faculty development, 2010 Marketing Management Association Fall Educator's Conference Proceedings, Indianapolis, IN, September 2010, 61-62.
Chaney, L., Green, C., & Alderson, L. (2003, October). A Comparison of Students' and Employees' Knowledge of Electronic Resumes. Association for Business Communication Annual Proceedings, Albuquerque, NM.
Alderson, L. & Lowther, D. (2014) Factors That May Influence Instructors' Choices of Including Social Media When Designing Online Courses. 2014 Association for Educational Communications & Technology International Conference, November 4 - 8, 2014, Jacksonville, FL.
Alderson, L. & Yelkur, R. (2014) Sustainable Singapore: A Role Model for Urban Communities. 2014 Global Business Sustainability Conference, September 23 - 26, 2014 University Center, MI.
Alderson, L. (2013) A U.S. Online International Management Class Exchanges Research with an Indonesian International Business Class. Global Business and International Management Conference, August 10 - 12, 2013, Portland OR.
Alderson, L., Lowther, D., & Martindale, T. (2013). Laying the Groundwork for An International Online Collaboration Project Between Indonesian and American Students in Higher Education. 2013 Association for Educational Communications & Technology International Conference, October 29 – November 2, 2013, Anaheim, CA.
Alderson, L., Lowther, D., & Martindale, T. (2012). Engaging Employees in Continuous Learning and Development With Mobile Devices: Current Research and Practice. 2012 Association for Educational Communications & Technology International Conference, October 29 – November 3, 2012, Louisville, KY.
Alderson, L. (2010). Incorporating the Use of More Collaborative Communication Technologies in Business Communication Courses. 75th Annual Convention, Association of Business Communication, October 26 - 30, 2010, Chicago, IL.
Alderson, L. (2010). Best Practices Assignment. 75th Annual Convention, Association of Business Communication, October 26 - 30, 2010, Chicago, IL.
Yelkur, R., Bailey-Hughes, B., & Alderson, L. (2010). Making the Most of an International Study Trip for Faculty Development. Marketing Management Association Fall Educator's Conference, September 30, 2010, Indianapolis, IN.