Leanna Lawter

Associate Professor and Chair of Business and Management


Diana Davis Spencer Discovery Center 2310


Leanna Lawter is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Business and Management program at Wheaton College.

Dr. Lawter’s primary areas of teaching are human resources and ethical decision making.   She has over 20 years of experience in human resources consulting with expertise in selection and recruitment, performance management, organizational surveys, and human resource data analytics.

Dr. Lawter has received her Ph.D. from Baruch College at the City University of New York in organizational behavior.  She also has a MBA in marketing from the University of Connecticut, a MS in statistics from the University of Vermont, and a BA in math from Colgate University.

Her research interests focus on how human resource practices impact employees’ work attitudes, job performance, and career choices.  She also conducts research on how organizations can promote ethic decision making among employees.


Ph.D. from Baruch College at the City University of New York

MBA in Marketing from the University of Connecticut

MS in Statistics from the University of Vermont

BA in Math from Colgate University