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Dr. Don Gudmundson, Professor

Dr. Don Gudmundson

"I am passionate about learning and hope to excite more people about need to continue to grow in our knowledge and understanding of the world around us."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. – University of Kentucky, 1993
  • MBA – University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1986
  • B.S. in Landscape Architecture – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976

Career Highlights:

  • Dean, Monfort College of Business, 2008-2013.
  • Senior Associate Dean, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006.
  • Associate Dean, Graduate Programs Director, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2004-2008.
  • Taught at Suzhou University in China, summer 2002.
  • Co-created Global MBA Program at UW Oshkosh with partners in Darmstadt, Germany and Bangalore, India, 2007.
  • Co-led study tours to Japan, 2002-2008.

In which online program do you teach?

MBA with a Human Resources Specialization

Which class do you teach online?

Managing Organizational Change

What do you want students to learn in these courses? What is the expected learning outcome?

I want students to develop an understanding and appreciation for change in all aspects of our lives, especially in organizations. I want each student to leave with the understanding of change processes and how they can apply them in organizational settings.

What types of projects can online students expect in your course?

Discussions, applied research papers, presentations

What advice would you give to those considering this online program?

My advice is to be focused and concentrate on what you want to learn from each course.

Why did you start teaching?

I am passionate about learning and hope to excite more people about the need to continue to grow in our knowledge and understanding of the world around us.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

There are too many books that everyone should read. The current book I am reading and really enjoy is Steven Pinker's "Enlightenment Now."

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

My wife is Japanese, so I have been to Japan 35 times.

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