Mel Gonnerman

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Office: WBC 103

(319) 352-8768

More about Mel Gonnerman

B.A., 1994, University of Northern Iowa
M.A., 1997, Northern Illinois University
Ph.D., 2000, Northern Illinois University

Classes I Teach at Wartburg
LS 311 Professional Business Career Preparation
BA 311 Communication for Business Professionals
BA 345 Principles of Management
BA 353 Principles of Marketing
BA 377 Non-profit Management
BA 438 Organizational Behavior & Management
BA 449 Organizational Leadership

Teaching Philosophy
As a teacher, I strive to:

  • Impart insights to help students develop their knowledge and skills,
  • Create an engaging learning environment,
  • Encourage personal growth, and
  • Increase the level of professional readiness of students for their careers after graduation.

Non-Academic Professional Experiences
I have previously worked in roles including (a) leadership and organizational development consulting with a private consulting firm, (b) research operations management at a university-based research center, (c) non-profit organizational leadership, and (d) corporate planning & marketing at a manufacturing company. These professional experiences allow me to connect theories and principles discussed in class with real-world examples from the workplace.