Mark MendenhallMark E. Mendenhall, Ph.D. - Prepared to LEAD
J. Burton Frierson Chair of Excellence in Business Leadership, Management
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Fletcher Hall, 406-F
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Dr. Mendenhall holds the J. Burton Frierson Chair of Excellence in Business Leadership at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. He received his B.S. degree (1980) in psychology and his Ph.D. degree (1983) in social psychology, both from Brigham Young University. In 1998, he held the Ludwig Erhard Stiftungs professur chair at the University of Bayreuth (Germany), and from 1999-2004 he was a visiting professor at the Europa-Institut at the University of Saarland (Germany). In 2013 he was a visiting professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). He currently is a visiting professor at the MBA Program at Reykjavik University (Iceland). Mendenhall is an internationally recognized scholar of global leadership and international human resource management.
He has published more than 80 journal articles and scholarly book chapters in a variety of publications, including Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Human Relations, Organizational Dynamics, Human Resource Management, Management International Review, and Journal of Management Inquiry. Dr. Mendenhall has co-authored numerous books, some of which include: Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development (Routledge); Managing Culture and Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions (Stanford University Press); Blackwell Handbook of Global Management: A Guide to Managing Complexity (Blackwell Publishers); Developing Global Business Leaders: Policies, Processes, and Innovations (Quorum Books); Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior (Routledge); Developing People Through International Assignments (Addison-Wesley); Global Management (Blackwell Publishers); and Global Assignments: Successfully Expatriating and Repatriating International Managers (Jossey-Bass Publishers).
A firm believer in applying findings from the research literature to organizations, he actively consults organizations in the area of global leadership. He is a partner in The Kozai Group, a consultancy that specializes in global leadership indentification, assessment, and development. He has also presented numerous training seminars on leadership and other management-related issues for numerous organizations. 
He is active in the Academy of Management, and is currently past president of the International Division of that organization.