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Patricia Lanier

Office: Moody Hall, Room 265
Office Hours:   M: 1:00-4:30
                         T:11:00-12:30, 3:15-5:30

Office Telephone Number: (337)-482-5386
Email Address:
Courses I teach:   Management 320; Management 490
                             MBA 502; Management 590   
                             IBUS 540 in the Costa Rica Study Abroad Program


Patricia Lanier is an Associate Professor of Management at the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration, University of Louisiana, Lafayette.  Dr. Lanier earned her B.S. M. in Accounting from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, her M.B.A. from the Hankamar School of Business at Baylor University and her D.B.A. from Louisiana Tech University.  Prior to returning to Louisiana in 2003, Dr. Lanier served on the faculty at Southeast Missouri State University.  Dr. Lanier currently holds both the Van Eaton and Romero and Edith Winn Estate (BORSF) Professorships in Business.  Dr. Lanier currently serves as the site director for the University's study abroad program in Costa Rica.

In addition to her academic work, Dr. Lanier provides HR consulting services for small businesses and non-profits working partially through the Louisiana Small Business Development Center.  Specifically, she has conducted numerous compensation and performance system analyses, developed recruitment and staffing plans, and assisted organizations in formulating strategic plans .  Dr. Lanier has worked with the Acadiana Society for Human Resources Management to provide data analysis and reporting for their semi-annual regional salary survey.   In addition to consulting services she provides training in the areas of leadership,human resource management, strategic and general management, and interpersonal skills.