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Peter Lorenzi

Professor Emeritus of Management and International Business
Peter Lorenzi


Peter Lorenzi is professor of management at Loyola University Maryland. Lorenzi earned his B.S. in Administrative Science (1973) and his M.B.A. (1975) from Binghamton University and his Ph.D. in 1978 from the Pennsylvania State University. A leadership researcher and educator, he earned teaching honors at Kansas, Marquette, and Wyoming for innovative teaching, classroom effectiveness, student learning, and contributions to a quality education. He co-authored Management: Quality and Competitiveness (McGraw-Hill, 1994, 1997) and The New Leadership Paradigm (Sage, 1992), authored a guide for prospective business undergraduates (B-School Confidential), and edited Experiential Organizational Behavior (Macmillan, 1981). As a Loyola faculty member, he has been primarily responsible for teaching management and leadership in the MBA program while he conducted research, developed teaching materials and published articles on prosocial leadership and social entrepreneurship. He has authored more than eighty articles, columns and academic presentations. He has lectured in England, India, Malaysia, Russia, China, and Chile. As a Fulbright specialist, he assisted in the development of a new business school in Khmelnitsky, Ukraine. Lorenzi has taught in management development programs and has lectured on leadership, management, and global competitiveness across the United States and in Europe, South America, and Asia. Clients have included Rockwell International, AEGON, General Motors PEL, Coca-Cola, the USAID and Malaysia's Sunwei Group.

From 1995 to 2001, Lorenzi served as dean of Loyola's Sellinger School of Business and Management. AACSB-accredited, the Sellinger School enrolled about 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year, with full-time, residential undergraduate programs and evening and week end graduate programs for working professionals. Under his leadership, US News & World Report first ranked the Sellinger MBA program among the nation's top twenty-five part-time programs. In 1998, Loyola opened a graduate and executive campus in suburban Timonium and, in 2000, Sellinger faculty and undergraduates moved into their new, award-winning $14 million business school building on the main Evergreen campus. A third new Sellinger facility opened in Columbia (Maryland) in 2001.

Lorenzi served as dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Arkansas from 1992 to 1995. He led a successful reaffirmation of accreditation effort, increased enrollments, expanded global programs and the number of foreign students, and championed information technology. From 1987 to 1992, he was associate dean and associate professor of management at Marquette University, when the business school had consecutive record freshmen business enrollments. He established the business honors program and initiated business study abroad and a community service learning programs. From 1978 to 1986, Lorenzi was a University of Kansas business professor where he also directed the undergraduate business program. He had visiting professor appointments at the universities of Wyoming (1982-83) and North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1986).


Academic Degrees

Ph D, The Pennsylvania State University.
MBA, Binghamton University.
BS, Binghamton University.

Representative Publications


Peter Lorenzi, Taxing antisocial behavior for the common good, Society, 47(4) 2010, 328-332.

Peter Lorenzi, Qiyu Zhang and Roberto Friedmann, Looking for Sin in All the Wrong Places: An Empirical Investigation of the Affluenza Construct, Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 11(3) 2010.

Peter Lorenzi and Francis G. Hilton, Spreading the wealth, Society, 46(3) 2009, 30-34.

Lorenzi, P., Affluence, consumption and the American lifestyle, Society, 45, 2, (2008), p. 107-11.

Lorenzi, P., The prosocial counterpart to sin taxes, Society, (2007).

Kashlak, R. J., Lorenzi, P., Cummings, J. L., Strategically assessing international business learning aims: A proposed model, Journal of Teaching in International Business, 18, 2/3, (2007).

Awards and Honors

Fulbright Technical Specialist, (May 20, 2004).