Dr. Kenneth R. Lord, 58, of South Abington Township, has been appointed dean of the College of Business and Economics at California State University Northridge (CSUN).
CSUN Provost Dr. Harry Hellenbrand made the announcement June 10.
Dr. Lord has occupied positions of educational and religious leadership during his seven years in the area.
He and his wife Brenda moved here as a consequence of his appointment as associate dean of the Kania School of Management and a professor in the Management/Marketing Department at The University of Scranton.
For five years, he served as bishop of the Scranton congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which meets in South Abington Township and he is currently a member of a leadership council that advises nine congregations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
An expert in these topics, Lord has taught The University of Scranton’s graduate course in Responsibility, Sustainability and Justice.
His scholarship includes journal articles addressing the inoculation of consumers against deceptive marketing practices, the use of marketing-communication strategies to promote increased citizen participation in municipal recycling programs and consumer responses to social and environmental practices in the restaurant industry, pieces published by Bloomberg Businessweek and The Wall Street Journal Market Watch on the teaching of business ethics, a book on social justice published in 2012 and a presentation on ethics in hospitality research to be made next month at an international conference in Helsinki.