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LAURA ALDERSON, Instructor,  Department of Management

LAURA ALDERSON

Instructor, Department of Management

Phone
901.730.6637
Email
laldersn@memphis.edu
Fax
901.678.4990
Office
FCB 238
Office Hours
By appointment

Biography

Dr. Laura Alderson is a full-time faculty member of the Department of Management, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, at the University of Memphis, where she has taught since 2001. Her academic experience includes teaching undergraduate and graduate business and management courses at the college level since 1994, and online management courses since 2002. Prior to academia, her corporate experience in human resource management is in the areas employment law, employee relations, recruitment, and administration. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Memphis and her bachelor's and MBA degrees from the University of Mississippi.

Peer-Reviewed Publications and Proceedings

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.

Conference Presentations

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.

Teaching

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); Strategic Management (MGMT 4710); Organization and Management (MGMT 3110); 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); Business Communication (MGMT 3510); Introduction to Business (MGMT 1010)

Service

Department of Management Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Department of Online Learning Standards Committee
Coordinator, Organization and Management (MGMT 3110) courses
Department of Management, Department Aide (for online courses)
Information Technology Committee, Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Honors and Awards

2016 Teaching Award, Department of Management
2015 Service Award, Department of Management
2014 Service Award, Department of Management
2013 Teaching Award, Department of Management
2013 Teach of the Year Award, Honors College, Fogelman College of Businessand Economics
2006 Distinguished Faculty Award, University College
2004 Advising Award, University College
2003 TBR Outstanding Online Instructor Award, Tennessee Board of Regents
2000 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award, Department of Management

Professional Memberships

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