- » Dr Arlene Nicholas
Dr Arlene Nicholas
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, Faculty Fellow
Academic Department: Business Studies and Economics, MBA and Management
Office: Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy
- B.S. in biology, Salve Regina University (1992)
- M.A. in human resource management, Salve Regina University (1994)
- M.S. in information systems science, Salve Regina University (1996)
- Ph.D. in business administration, Touro University International (2007)
My research interests include electronic monitoring in the workplace, benefit corporations, generational studies with a particular focus on Millennials, e-book and e-textbook usage, best practices in learning management systems and online education, human resource management, knowledge management, social responsibility and teleworking.
It is my great fortune to have a career at my alma mater. My past work in management - including profit and nonprofit sectors - as well as consulting complements my teaching, researching and writing. Educating students about critical management methods in a variety of areas is an exciting challenge. Today's global and technological environment requires extensive communication and management skills. Enhancing students' abilities in analytical thinking and writing while instilling the importance of continuous learning is my mission.
I also keep engaged by presenting papers at national and international scholarly conferences and speaking to international businesses and professional organizations. Some of my works have been published as a book, a chapter in an encyclopedia, and in scholarly journals. It is also important to give back to the community with volunteering and membership in such organizations as the East Bay Skills Alliance, Child & Family, Junior Achievement, Seaman’s Church Institute, Touro Synagogue Foundation, Newport County Co-op Mentor Group, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Social Enterprise Greenhouse and Aquidneck Island Land Trust. My most essential and rewarding work is with students developing and encouraging their business, community and life skills.