Dr. Lenaghan is the recipient of the 2016 and 2003 Teacher of the Year Award at Hofstra University. She has taught such courses as human resource management, compensation and performance, managing employee benefits, and recruitment and selection. Her primary research interests are in the area of human resource management, specifically work-family conflict and employee benefits.
Dr. Lenaghan has published in such journals as the Journal of Managerial Issues, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, Journal of Career Planning and Employment and the College and University Personnel'Human Resource Journal. She has presented seminars at numerous conferences on a variety of human resource management topics.
Dr. Lenaghan received a B.B.A. with honors from Adelphi University and an M.B.A. from Hofstra University. She received her doctorate degree from Pace University and she was awarded the Oustanding doctoral student of 2005. Her dissertation titled, 'The relationship between emotional intelligence, work-family conflict and well-being from a human resource management perspective', was judged to be of the highest quality in both academic rigor and practical application. In addition, she holds the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation awarded by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
She is a member of various academic and professional societies, such as Academy of Management, Society of Human Resource Management, American Compensation Association, College and University Personnel Association, Beta Gamma Sigma,and the International Society Certified Employee Benefit Specialists.
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Pace University White Plains: D.PS 2005
Hofstra University: M.B.A. 1992
Adelphi University: B.B.A. 1988
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As businesses reopen, workers face a new challenge: getting in the door
Janet Lenaghan, professor of management and dean of the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University, was interviewed by Newsday for an article examining new workplace policies and practices intended to safeguard Long Island businesses and their employees against the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus Update: Dr. Janet Lenaghan talks working from home
1010 WINS radio
Janet Lenaghan, dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business and professor of management and entrepreneurship, spoke with 1010 WINS about managing the transition to working at home during the coronavirus crisis.
Creature comfort: Dogs go to work at some LI companies
Those kinds of benefits can transfer to the workplace in the form of reduced stress, increased collaboration and more job satisfaction, said Janet Lenaghan, vice dean of Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business and a management professor who specializes in human resources. Pet-friendly policies are on “an upward trend,” Lenaghan said, but employers have to weigh the costs against the benefits. “You need a policy,” Lenaghan said. “You need to talk to your insurance folks. You need to talk to your lawyer. You [might] have someone highly allergic. You have phobias. You have basic sanitation issues. These are factors that have to be addressed in advance...
World of Work and the 2016 Election
A panel discussion moderated by Janet Lenaghan, vice dean and professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, recently examined the efforts of employers to build support environments that enhance productivity and support a healthy work-life balance.
Millennials Seek Give-and-Take Workplace Mentorships
“They are the ones that have driven the shift from mentoring being viewed as this mentor-mentee relationship where the senior person imparts all the wisdom and experience and knowledge to the mentee,” said Janet Lenaghan, an associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at Hofstra University. “It has shifted to being viewed as a mutually beneficial relationship. It blurs the lines between who is the mentor and who is the mentee.”...
Redefining mentoring: With millennials, it’s a two-way street
“They are the ones that have driven the shift from mentoring being viewed as this mentor-mentee relationship where the senior person imparts all the wisdom and experience and knowledge to the mentee,” said Janet Lenaghan, an associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at Hofstra University. “It has shifted to being viewed as a mutually beneficial relationship. It blurs the lines between who is the mentor and who is the mentee."...
Telecommuting, strike option for many, has limits
anet Lenaghan, associate professor of management at Hofstra University's Zarb School of Business, said that academic research has found home workers can be as productive as office-based colleagues and a lengthy Long Island Rail Road strike "would probably force the issue."
Factors That Affect Students’ Capacity to Fulfill the Role of Online LearnerJournal of Education for Business
2015 Because most undergraduate students are digital natives, it is widely believed that they will succeed in online courses. But factors other than technology also affect students’ ability to fulfill the role of online learner. Self-reported data from a sample of more than 200 undergraduates across multiple online courses indicate that students generally view themselves as having attributes that equip them for online learning...
Enhancing Discussions in the Asynchronous Online Classroom The Lack of Face-to-Face Interaction Does Not Lessen the LessonJournal of Management Education
2012 This article addresses educators’ concerns about using asynchronous online discussions in lieu of face-to-face discussions. Drawing from research on asynchronous online education and Bloom’s taxonomy, the authors introduce the system of “original examples” and “value-added comments” that they have developed to promote engaging and meaningful discussions in which students learn course material from one another. The authors describe how to integrate this system into an online course and provide guidelines for instructor facilitation...
An Examination of the Role of Emotional Intelligence in Work and Family ConflictJournal of Managerial Issues
2007 This study (N = 205) investigates the impact of Emotional Intelligence (El) in the work-family model. The work-family literature, specifically the depletion and enrichment arguments, provides the theoretical underpinnings of this study which investigates a possible explanation for these divergent views. The results indicate that Emotional Intelligence acts as a protector variable of one's well-being in the face of work-family conflict...