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Lynda Lantz Goulet
Jul 18, 1945 - Dec 31, 2019

Lynda L Goulet (nee Lantz) passed away peacefully at age 74 on 12/31/19, from the complications of an extended illness.  Lynda was born in northeastern Pennsylvania and grew up in the Philadelphia area.  She attended Denison University, graduating in 1967 with a BS in Mathematics.  While at Dension she met and married her husband of 53 years, Peter.  After working as a labor statistician for the State of Ohio for four years, and taking some time off, Lynda and Peter moved to Cedar Falls, IA, when Peter was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Northern Iowa.  Shortly after arriving, Lynda began work for a Masters at UNI, receiving an MBA in 1977.  Soon after graduation Lynda was appointed an Instructor in Management and  began a successful teaching career that would last until her retirement in 2001, when she was given the title of Professor Emeritus in Management.  Not only did she teach several management classes over the years, mostly in the area of strategic management, she was an active scholar, authoring or co-authoring 25 business case studies and 15 articles, published in numerous journals and textbooks, as well as presenting many of these pieces at various academic meetings.  Lynda was also active in her profession, holding numerous leadership positions in the Society for Case Research, including serving as SCR’s President in 1994-95 and editing two of the society’s journals.  Along the way Lynda received several awards for her scholarly and service work.  Lynda also served the school in many capacities and helped thousands of students launch successful business careers.  When she wasn’t working Lynda loved playing games with her family.  She was also an avid bridge player, an excellent golfer, a voluminous reader, and was very skilled as an artist and craftsperson.  Lynda is survived in Kansas City by her husband, their daughter, Meridith, and grandson Dylan.  No funeral service is planned.  Those who wish to remember Lynda are urged to contribute to the charitable fund established in her name.  To donate go to the URL:  (paste in browser window)


Designate your gift to the: Lynda Goulet Women in Business Endowment, account # 223002.   

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Bulent Uyar Jan 07 ,2020

Dear Peter, I am very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. I always enjoyed our conversations on numerous topics, and was amazed at how smart, well-read, and knowledgeable she was. Most importantly, she was a very nice and compassionate person. I am very happy that we had a chance to see you both a few years ago in Kansas City. Bulent

Farzad Moussavi Jan 07 ,2020

Colleague at UNI, 1985-2001 ,Cedar Falls ,Iowa

My most sincere condolences to you, Peter. I'm so saddened by the news of Lynda's passing. When I first arrived at UNI I was immediately struck by Lynda's zest for teaching -- and for case studies. So much passion, so contagious. As a newcomer, I learned a lot from her, the consummate professional. And at a more personal level, both Leyla and I found the relationship between the two of you so inspiring. What a fascinating couple. I cannot even imagine the loss you're feeling. For what it's worth, my thoughts are with you, as are Leyla's. We're grateful to have known you and Lynda. Take care, my friend. Farzad

Leslie Wilson Jan 07 ,2020

Friend & Colleague ,Cedar Falls ,Iowa

Lynda was an inspiration to other women, such as myself, in the business college. She will be remembered for her professionalism and commitment to our students. I thank her for the legacy of student success that she was instrumental in developing here at the University of Northern Iowa.

K N Rajendran Jan 07 ,2020

Colleague ,Cedar Falls ,Iowa

Dear Peter, I am very, very sorry to hear about Lynda's passing. I remember her as a very energetic, smart, and upbeat person. Since you two were so close in your home and professional lives, I can only imagine how hard this must be for you. My sincere condolences to you and the family. Take care! Raj

Mark Bauman Jan 08 ,2020

Friend and Colleague ,Cedar Falls ,Iowa

Peter: I fondly remember the times I golfed with you and Lynda out at Beaver Hills. Lynda was such a pleasure to be around, a truly great lady (and golfer). My condolences to you.

Chris Schrage Jan 08 ,2020

Colleague ,New Hartford ,Iowa

Peter, I have fond memories of you and Lynda working in the "corner" of the Management Department. There was always something going on. I remember her passion for golf and for research. May you find peace in all the good memories you have of her.

Gerald L. Peterson Jan 09 ,2020

Colleague ,Cedar Falls ,Iowa

Peter--Please accept our sympathies on your loss. Elizabeth and I remember you fondly. We often pass your old house near College Square and think about you and Lynda. You two were a real strength to the old School of Business as it developed into a strong academic unit. Thank you. We hope that this finds you and your family well. Lynda was a very special person. Gerald and Elizabeth Peterson

Jerry Horne Jan 11 ,2020

Neighbor ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

Peter, Toni and I are saddened about the news. I always enjoyed our talks with Lynda at our neighborhood Christmas gatherings. I know this is a difficult time for you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers! Jerry and Toni Horne