Kathy Lund Dean


Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Ethics in Economics and Management

It’s a delight to be back with students after a travel-intensive and productive summer. One of the great parts of the Board of Trustees Distinguished Chair’s position is the chance to do very different work during the summer than that of the academic year. The summer months provide unique alumni engagement and Gustavus branding opportunities and this summer was no exception.

In June, my co-Editor Jeanie Forray and I facilitated board meetings with the editorial teams for both the Journal of Management Education and Management Teaching Review in Los Angeles at the OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Educators. Every time I work with those talented management educators and scholars I learn something new that I can bring back to my own teaching practice.

Also in June, I attended the Eastern Academy of Management International meeting in Lima, Peru, presenting my own research as well as serving as a panelist about publishing in teaching and learning. In another Small World Story, I ran into Gwen Jones ’83 who is management department chair and faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Gwen is yet another successful Gustie I have had the pleasure of meeting.

Early August always brings the Academy of Management meeting, this year in Vancouver B.C. While introverts can really struggle with a meeting of over 10,000 management scholars, the Academy is totally energizing for me. It’s also a lot of Gustie branding and name representation for the buck with so many sessions and activities going at the same time.

Later in August, President Bergman and I met with the active and engaged Seattle/Puget Sound Gustie alumni group to share new campus and course initiatives and build new connections with them. We are also building excitement for my 2017 J-Term entrepreneurship course there, which is being piloted in Las Vegas in 2016 with Paul Schiminsky ‘93. Kari Petrasek Merz ’99, Randy Halter ’84 and Erik Iverson ’91 were gracious with their time and ideas for helping current students realize the value of the Gustie alumni network.

OK, the LAST thing in August was serving in the 2nd of a three year term as external evaluator for a business Masters Program at Maynooth University in Ireland. Being able to help with student evaluation and programmatic learning is something I have done quite a bit of during my career and it is always good to get out and about for a sense of what others are doing.

Now back on campus and ramped up with students and classwork, it’s a whole different energy and that is a gift too. Students did a great job at the Reading in Common event with the Lacks family—kudos to the RIC event managers and Andrea Junso for her emcee service!

It’s going to be a great year!

Here is my cv from October, 2015.


Ph.D. Organizational Behavior and Ethics, Saint Louis University; Master of Management [M.M.], Aquinas College; B.A., French and Business double major program, University of Notre Dame [Go Irish]

Courses Taught


E/M-251 (Ethics in Bus & Econ)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
E/M-261Organizational Behavior32014/FA, 2014/SP, and 2013/SP
E/M-251Ethics in Bus & Econ12014/FA
E/M-344ST:Conflict Mgmt12013/FA
E/M-365Strategic Management12012/FA