William T. Brendel

William T. Brendel
Phone: 8148630907
Office Address:
409A Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park
Mailing Address:
409A Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802

Title

Assistant Professor of Education

Department

Learning and Performance Systems

Biography

Bill Brendel earned his doctorate in adult learning and leadership at Columbia University. His  research investigates how the ancient wisdom tradition of mindfulness practice may be utilized as an approach to developing resilient leaders, cohesive teams, and healthy organizational cultures. Utilizing a bio-psycho-social research paradigm, his studies incorporate bio-sensor technology and real-time data collection techniques to investigate how employees’ bodies, minds, and relationships act interdependently, influencing their ability to navigate organizational complexity, manage stress, and collaborate compassionately.

Representative Publications

Brendel, W. (2019). Beyond the Prism: What Ancient Wisdom Traditions offer Facilitators and Participants of the Presencing Process. In Gunnlaugson, O., Brendel, W. (Eds.), Advances in Presencing: Emerging Perspectives. Trifoss Business Press. Vancouver.

Brendel, W. (2019). The Future of Presencing and Theory U: dialogue with Otto Scharmer and Adam Yukelson. In Gunnlaugson, O., Brendel, W. (2019), Advances in Presencing: Emerging Perspectives. Trifoss Business Press. Vancouver.

Gunnlaugson, O., Brendel, W. (2019). Advances in Presencing: Emerging Perspectives. Trifoss Business Press. Vancouver.

Brendel, W., Cornett-Murtada, V. (2019). Professors Practicing Mindfulness: An Action Research Study on Transformed Teaching, Research and Service. Journal of Transformative Education. 17(1), 4-23.

Brendel, W., Hankerson, S., Byun, S., Cunningham, B. (2016). Cultivating leadership dharma: measuring the impact of mindfulness practice on creativity, resilience, tolerance for ambiguity, anxiety, and stress. Journal of Management Development, 35(8).

Brendel, W. (2016). Mindfulness based consulting. In Jamieson, D., Buono, A. & Barnett, R. (Eds.), Consultation for Organizational Change Revisited, Vol II. IAP Publishers.  Research in Management Consulting and Contemporary Trends in Organization Development and Change Series.

Brendel, W., & Bennett, C. (2016). Le­­arning to Embody Leadership through Mindfulness and Somatics Practice. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 1523422316646068.