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About Lucy Arendt

Lucy Arendt teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior, leadership and strategic management. A world traveler, she has taken students to Europe to study leadership and to Mexico to study international business practices. Arendt loves teaching, helping her students explore the world of organizations and why people do what they do, and sharing her passion for authentic leadership with her students.

Arendt is a member of the Academy of Management,Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), Management Women, the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Phi Kappa Phi and other professional associations. She has given more than 100 local and state community service presentations on topics as diverse as community recovery in the aftermath of disasters, culture, humor (the focus of her doctoral dissertation), leadership, stress and other organizational behavior topics. She has been interviewed by radio, television and print media in response to disasters ranging from 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina.
Arendt consults on strategy and other topics for a variety of regional and national for-profit, nonprofit, educational and governmental organizations, including Live54218, the Applied Technology Council, FEMA, NIST, Procter & Gamble, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business & Civic Leadership Council, and the University of Wisconsin System.

She is an active member of the college community, serving in a leadership capacity on a variety of committees and projects. Her service also extends to the professional community at the local, state and national levels. She serves as the vice chair of the federal Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction. She is an elected member of the board of directors and secretary/treasurer of 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 St. Norbert College in 2016, Arendt 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 2008-09 recipient of the UW-Green Bay Founders Association Award for Excellence in Teaching and the May 2010 recipient of the student-nominated Teaching Award for 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, Mexico, from 2009 to 2016.

Arendt’s personal interests include hanging out with her family and friends, traveling, reading, listening to music, walking and hiking outdoors, and finding good chocolate and treats to give her students when they visit her office.

Scholarship and research interests

Arendt 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 disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Arendt has participated in and led disaster-reconnaissance research trips to New Orleans, Mexico, Nepal and New Zealand, and she has studied the aftermath of earthquakes, flooding, hurricanes and tornadoes throughout the United States. She has published in the Earthquake Spectra, the Journal of Leadership & Organization Studies, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Education, the Journal of Structural Engineering, Psychological Reports, Review of Business Research, SAM Advanced Management Journal and others. Arendt is the first author of “Long-term community recovery from natural disasters” (Taylor & Francis, 2014), co-authored with Daniel J. Alesch. She is the co-author of “Natural hazard mitigation policy: Implementation, organizational choice, and contextual dynamics” (Springer, 2012) with 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 Alesch and James Holly. Arendt has given more than 40 scholarly presentations at national and international conferences such as the Academy of Management, the EERI’s annual meeting, the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, the National Earthquake Conference, and the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering.

Education

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Courses taught

BUAD 231 Introduction to Organization Behavior
BUAD 337 Advanced Organizational Behavior
BUAD 340 Leadership Lessons: WWI and WWII
BUAD 400 Case Studies: Leaders in Film
BUAD 485 Strategic Management Seminar
BUAD 525 Leading People and Teams

About
About Lucy Arendt

Lucy Arendt teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior, leadership and strategic management. A world traveler, she has taken students to Europe to study leadership and to Mexico to study international business practices. Arendt loves teaching, helping her students explore the world of organizations and why people do what they do, and sharing her passion for authentic leadership with her students.

Arendt is a member of the Academy of Management,Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), Management Women, the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Phi Kappa Phi and other professional associations. She has given more than 100 local and state community service presentations on topics as diverse as community recovery in the aftermath of disasters, culture, humor (the focus of her doctoral dissertation), leadership, stress and other organizational behavior topics. She has been interviewed by radio, television and print media in response to disasters ranging from 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina.
Arendt consults on strategy and other topics for a variety of regional and national for-profit, nonprofit, educational and governmental organizations, including Live54218, the Applied Technology Council, FEMA, NIST, Procter & Gamble, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business & Civic Leadership Council, and the University of Wisconsin System.

She is an active member of the college community, serving in a leadership capacity on a variety of committees and projects. Her service also extends to the professional community at the local, state and national levels. She serves as the vice chair of the federal Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction. She is an elected member of the board of directors and secretary/treasurer of 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 St. Norbert College in 2016, Arendt 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 2008-09 recipient of the UW-Green Bay Founders Association Award for Excellence in Teaching and the May 2010 recipient of the student-nominated Teaching Award for 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, Mexico, from 2009 to 2016.

Arendt’s personal interests include hanging out with her family and friends, traveling, reading, listening to music, walking and hiking outdoors, and finding good chocolate and treats to give her students when they visit her office.

Scholarship and research interests

Arendt 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 disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Arendt has participated in and led disaster-reconnaissance research trips to New Orleans, Mexico, Nepal and New Zealand, and she has studied the aftermath of earthquakes, flooding, hurricanes and tornadoes throughout the United States. She has published in the Earthquake Spectra, the Journal of Leadership & Organization Studies, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Education, the Journal of Structural Engineering, Psychological Reports, Review of Business Research, SAM Advanced Management Journal and others. Arendt is the first author of “Long-term community recovery from natural disasters” (Taylor & Francis, 2014), co-authored with Daniel J. Alesch. She is the co-author of “Natural hazard mitigation policy: Implementation, organizational choice, and contextual dynamics” (Springer, 2012) with 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 Alesch and James Holly. Arendt has given more than 40 scholarly presentations at national and international conferences such as the Academy of Management, the EERI’s annual meeting, the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, the National Earthquake Conference, and the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering.

Education

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Courses
Courses taught

BUAD 231 Introduction to Organization Behavior
BUAD 337 Advanced Organizational Behavior
BUAD 340 Leadership Lessons: WWI and WWII
BUAD 400 Case Studies: Leaders in Film
BUAD 485 Strategic Management Seminar
BUAD 525 Leading People and Teams

Lucy Arendt
Lucy Arendt
Professor of Business Administration – Management
Emaillucy.arendt@snc.edu
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