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About Leanna Lawter

Professor Leanna Lawter is Associate Professor of Management in the Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University. She received the tenure award in 2017 and was promoted to Associate Professor. She has over nineteen years of industry experience. Most recently she was President of The Waters Group, an executive search and HR consulting practice. She also held positions at HBO/Time Warner, Donnelly Marketing, Reader’s Digest, Pepsico, and Fleet Bank.
Degrees: B.A. in Mathematics from Colgate University; M.S. in Statistics from the University of Vermont; M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Connecticut; Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the City University of New York.
Her research interests include power and leadership, organizational politics, organizational culture, and developing self-efficacy.
Professor Lawter is faculty advisor for SHU’s Entrepreneurship Club.


September 2017 Present Associate Professor Marketing, Sacred Heart University Jack Welch College of Business
September 20072017 Assistant Professor Marketing, Sacred Heart University Jack Welch College of Business

Honors and Awards

  • Best paper award for "Job Satisfaction Determinants ...", 2012 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, U.S. Northeast Chapter×
  • Tenure and Promotion 2017


20052011 Ph.D. MPhil, Organizational Behavior, CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of Business
19891992 M.B.A. Marketing, University of Connecticut School of Business
19841986 M.S. Statistics, University of Vermont
19801984 B.A. Mathematics, Colgate University

Contact Information

Martire Center W329
Jack Welch College of Business


Articles (8)

Contributions to Books (1)