Faculty and Staff

Dr. Ian V. Gladding

Name: Dr. Ian V. Gladding
Title: Professor of International Business and Business Administration; Director, International Business Program

Office Location: SB-112-N
Email: gladdiIa@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5221

Education & Certifications:

  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • M.B.A in International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • B.A., University of Iowa

Bio:

Teaching and research interests: Management, International Business, Doing Business in Asia, (China, Japan, Korea) International Entrepreneurship, International Political Economy, International Management. 

Accomplishments at Lewis University: As Director of University International Initiatives (1999-2007), developed joint MBA program that provided 7 College of Business faculty opportunity to teach in China; Initiated first Lewis University Travel Study program and organized several College of Business travel study programs to China and Europe; Developed and launched interdisciplinary Contemporary Global Studies and International Business majors and minors. Regular contributor to Arts Ideas programs, faculty colloquia, committees. 

Academic awards: Fulbright Scholar (China 2002-3) Br. Louis Seilor Teaching Award (2007-9). 

Teaching and research experience prior to joining Lewis 
Asia Research Center, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Asian Institute, University of Copenhagen (Denmark), College of Business, Sun Yat Sen University (China), International Politics and Economics Program, East-West Center (Hawaii), Chaminade University (Hawaii). As Fulbright scholar, also made presentations at Dalien University, Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade, Guangzhou University of Foreign Trade, Beijing University of Foreign Studies in China and at the Ruyuku School of Economics and the Osaka University of Economics. 

Business, government, non-profit, and military experience   
15 years in senior international management positions prior to joining Lewis including 8 years as CEO of international marketing companies in Singapore and Hong Kong; Director, International Marketing Bureau, Iowa Department of Economic Development; Director International Network on Trade (Iowa). Military experience: US Army Security Agency (Japan, Korea).

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate
A. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

  • Principles of Management
  • Service Management
  • Supervisory Management
B. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PROGRAM
  • International Management
  • Comparative Management
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Chinese Management Systems of Greater China
  • Advanced International Management
  • Introduction to International Business
  • International Political Economy: Business Government Relations in the Global Marketplace
  • International Business: Environment and Strategy
  • International Market Research
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing in China
  • Marketing in Japan
  • International Economics
  • International Business Negotiation
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Business Strategies Asia-Pacific
  • Japanese Marketing Systems
C. MARKETING DEPARTMENT (domestic only)
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Research
D. POLITICAL SCIENCE/INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
  • Research Methodology and Strategies
  • Chinese Politics and Economics
  • East Asian Politics and Economics
  • Korean Politics and Economics
  • Asian History and Economic Geography
E. TEAM TAUGHT WITH ARTS AND SCIENCES
  • Introduction to Contemporary Global Studies
Graduate
  • MBA International Business
  • MBA International Marketing
  • MBA International Business Environment
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