October 24, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik

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Jamie HendryJamie Hendry, associate professor of management at Bucknell University, will give the Annual Class of 1956 Lecture Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University. [note change in location]

In her talk "Inspiration," which is free and open to the public, Hendry will examine the role of inspiration in the lives of individuals and organizations, including universities, and she will discuss its importance as we strive to live more sustainable lives.

Established by the Class of 1956 as a graduation gift to the University, the lectureship is awarded during Commencement ceremonies to a member of the faculty in recognition of inspirational teaching.

Hendry, who joined Bucknell in 2000, was nominated by faculty, staff, students and alumni from many areas of University life for this award, saying she exceeds the expectations of the School of Management's teaching standards and inspires students across campus.

Her award citation reads, "Hendry also challenges students to reconsider their views of the world and inspires them to engage locally and globally, as she herself does through her teaching and scholarship."

Hendry holds her degrees from Virginia Tech, The Darden School at the University of Virginia, and George Mason University. She teaches courses in the Managing for Sustainability Program and core management courses, including Management 101, The Stakeholder Organization, and The Strategic Organization.

Hendry's passion for sustainability is rooted in her interest in the natural environment but has grown to include sociocultural and economic concerns as well. She was one of the founding faculty members on the Project for Sustainable Eye Care, a cooperative project between management and engineering that seeks to improve opportunities for rural people by addressing vision care needs. She also draws on her background in stakeholder theory and feminist ethical theory to explore organizational decision making and behavior concerning humans, nonhumans and the natural environment.