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St. Norbert College Business Professor Appointed to Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction

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From St. Norbert College, August 20, 2019
by Hailey Barron,, (920) 403-3089

Lucy Arendt, professor of business administration at St. Norbert College, was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee on
Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR), following her nomination last fall.

Arendt is one of 11 members selected nationally to serve on the committee, officially established in 2006 by the U.S. Department of Commerce. ACEHR assesses trends and developments in the science and engineering of earthquake hazards reduction. The committee also evaluates the management, coordination, implementation and activities of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), the federal government’s long-term, nationwide program established to reduce risks to life and property that result from earthquakes.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to ACEHR on an ongoing basis. When vacancies arise, NIST, in consultation with NEHRP partner agencies, appoints new members. ACEHR provides balanced representation from the earthquake professional community, including key technical areas, geographical areas across the United States, practitioners and researchers, state and local governments, and the private sector. ACEHR members serve nominal three-year terms, with a maximum of two consecutive terms of service before having to step off the committee for a minimum of one year.

Arendt teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior, leadership, strategic management and sustainability. Much of her scholarship focuses on individual, organizational and community decision-making around disasters. She has published articles in the
Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies, Earthquake Spectra, and the Journal of Management, among others. She is the co-author of two books and is the first author of “Long-Term Community Recovery from Natural Disasters.” Arendt also serves on the board of directors for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, an international professional association of individuals dedicated to researching earthquakes and other disasters.

For more information about ACEHR, visit or contact Arendt at 920-403-3195 or

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