Linda Kawentel

Research Scientist

Linda  Kawentel

Contact Information

  • Office: 1400 E. Angela Blvd. Unit 113, South Bend, IN 46617
  • Phone: 574-631-7755
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Linda Kawentel is a senior research scientist at the Mendoza College of Business' Wellbeing at Work program. Kawentel assists with the Flourishing in Ministry project, where she uses quantitative methods to investigate factors and conditions that foster or impede well-being, specifically regarding Christian clergy. Her present research examines how spiritual practices, relationship dynamics, understandings of vocational calling and emotion regulation strategies are associated with happiness and human flourishing. She is also involved in Flourishing in Ministry's survey design, and is currently developing a survey to assess factors associated with family and relationship well-being among clergy and religious workers.

Kawentel received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in religious studies from John Carroll University, and a B.A. in religious studies and political science also from John Carroll. Her research and writing interests are in sociology of religion, sociology of marriage and the family, organizational culture and human flourishing.

Learn more about the Flourishing in Ministry project here.