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Lucy Arendt

Professor of Business Administration-Management
Director of AACSB Accreditation
Clarence P. Bleser Endowed Chair

B.S., UW-Green Bay 
M.S., UW-Green Bay
Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee

Programs: Business Administration

Dr. Arendt teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior, leadership, strategic management, and sustainability. She conducts research on the antecedents and consequences of decision making and influence, as exercised by formal and informal leaders within and across organizations. Much of her scholarship focuses on individual, organizational, and community decision making around disasters. She has published in the Earthquake Spectra, the Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Education, Psychological Reports, Review of Business Research, SAM Advanced Management Journal, and others. Lucy is the first author of Long-term community recovery from natural disasters (Taylor & Francis, 2014) along with Dr. Daniel J. Alesch. She is also the coauthor of Natural hazard mitigation policy: Implementation, organizational choice, and contextual dynamics (Springer, 2012) along with Drs. Daniel J. Alesch and William J. Petak. She is also the co-author of Managing for long-term recovery in the aftermath of disaster (PERI, 2009), with Drs. Daniel J. Alesch and James Holly.

In terms of service, Dr. Arendt has worked with university and outside organizations on numerous consulting projects, and has given presentations on her research and teaching interests to groups at the local, regional, state, and national level. She is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), an international professional association of individuals dedicated to research on earthquakes and other disasters. She is the lead trainer for the Housner Fellows Leadership Development Program, a leadership and advocacy program for select members of EERI. A member of the UW-Green Bay community for 26 years before joining SNC in 2016, Lucy served as the president of the UW-Green Bay Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, the national business honorary organization, and the UW-Green Bay Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. She was the 2008-2009 recipient of the UW-Green Bay Founders Association Award for Excellence in Teaching and the May 2010 recipient of the Student Nominated Teaching Award, Experienced Teacher. She was part of the team that received the 2013-14 University Award for Excellence in Collaborative Achievement for her part in delivering an innovative and popular Travel Abroad course to Cuernavaca, México from 2009-2016.  

Dr. Arendt is a member of the Academy of Management, EERI, Management Women, the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, and other professional associations.

BUAD 231 Introduction to Organization Behavior
BUAD 525 Managing People, Teams, and Projects
BUAD 485 Strategic Management Seminar

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