Department: Business Studies and Economics, Business Administration and Management
Office: Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy
My research interests include generational studies focusing on Generation Y, e-textbook usage, learning management systems, human resource management, social responsibility and teleworking.
Arlene Nicholas is the director of the MBA and M.S. in management programs and coordinator of the business administration major and sports management minor. Her undergraduate courses include Business Communications, Management of Human Resources and Management and Organizational Behavior, while her graduate courses include Human Resource Management and Management and Organizational Theory. Nicholas has developed hybrid and online coursework and advised many current majors and new students in a New Student Seminar program. Her past work has included management in both retail and nonprofit sectors and management consulting. Nicholas has presented papers at national and international scholarly conferences, and has been an invited speaker at international businesses and professional organizations. Her works have been published as a book, a chapter in a book and in scholarly journals. Nicholas has been a professional reviewer for management journals and books, and she is active in community work and organizations such as the Newport County Co-op Mentor Group, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Social Enterprise Greenhouse and Aquidneck Land Trust. Her most important work is with students developing and encouraging their business, community and life skills.