Nancy Landrum

Title/s:  Professor

Specialty Area: Sustainability Management

Office #:  Schreiber 306

Phone: 312.915.6087



Professor Landrum's work focuses on sustainability management,  circular economy, strong sustainability, and base of the pyramid strategies. She served as a Fulbright Specialist in Malaysia and has been a visiting scholar in Germany, Finland, Netherlands, England, and China. Dr. Landrum is co-author of Sustainable Business: An Executive’s Primer. She has received awards for sustainability research, teaching, and service, including 2011 Eco-Hero in the state of Arkansas. Dr. Landrum seeks to educate current and future business leaders for a sustainable world. 


  • PhD, Business Administration (Management), New Mexico State University
  • MBA, Idaho State University
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Marshall University
  • BA, Psychology, Marshall University

Research Interests

  • Sustainable business
  • Strong sustainability
  • Base of the pyramid strategies
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • International business strategies and ethics
  • Integral theory
  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainability Management

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Net Impact

Courses Taught

  • ENVS 283: Environmental Sustainability
  • MGMT 201: Managing People & Organizations
  • ENVS 363/463: Sustainable Business Management
  • ENVS 333/433: Circular Economy
  • ENVS 336/436: Biomimicry -New Product Design
  • ENVS 364/464: Sustainability Management in the Global Context
  • ENVS 390: Integrative Seminar

Selected Publications

Landrum, N. & Ohsowski, B. (2018).  Identifying worldviews on corporate sustainability: A content analysis of corporate sustainability reports. Business Strategy and the Environment, 27(1): 128-151.

Landrum, N. (2018). Stages of corporate sustainability: Integrating the strong sustainability worldview.  Organization & Environment, 31(4): 287-313.

Landrum, N. & Ohsowski, B. (2017).  Content trends in sustainable business education: An analysis of introductory courses in the U.S.  International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 18(3): 385-414.

Landrum, N., Tomaka, C., & McCarthy, J. (2016).  Analyzing the religious war of words over climate change.  Journal of Macromarketing, 36(4): 471-482.

Non-Academic Publications


Landrum, N. (2020, April 22).  Fifty years of Earth Day - Where did we go wrong?  The Hill.  Available here.

Landrum, N. (2018, November).  Communicating your circular economy message.  U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  Available here.

Landrum, N. (2018, May).  How nature can teach business to be more sustainable.  Available here.

Landrum, N. (2018, April). How business can lead a sustainability revolution.  Available here.

Landrum, N. (2017, Aug. 15).  Stages of corporate sustainability: Integrating the strong sustainability worldview.  SAGE Business and Management Ink.  Available here.

Landrum, N. (2017, April 24).  Going green - Why environmental protection is both a business and legislative concern.  The Hill.  Available here.

Landrum, N. (2017, April 20).  US business schools failing on climate change.  The Conversation.  Available here.

Landrum, N. (2017, Apr. 5).  Why save the sacred land?: Our environment is under attack.  Medium.  Available here.

Landrum, N. (2017, Feb. 27).  Geoengineering: A dangerous tool or climate control of the future?  Pacific Standard. Available here.

Landrum, N. (2017, Feb. 9).  Circular argument: Adopting nature’s business model may be the best investment.  Thrive Global.  Available here.