Career

2003- Associate Professor at the University of Iceland Faculty of Business Administration. Teaching in the areas of leadership, labor market theory, future labor markets, and change management.
1998-2003 Associate Professor at the University of Iceland Faculty of Business Administration. Teaching in the field of leadership and human resources.
1996-1999 Consultant at Gallup. Participated in building an advisory team in the area of management and strategy. Part-time lecturer at the University of Iceland.
1994-1996 Part-time lecturer at Essex University in the United Kingdom.

Education

2004-2005 Diploma. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. University of Iceland Continuing Education.
1997-2001 Doctor of Political Sciences from the University of Iceland Faculty of Social Sciences.
1993-1996 Ph.D. study at the University of Essex, completed the first part of the doctorate.
1992-1993 M.Sc. in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
1989-1991 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Iceland.

Board & Committee Duties

2021 Chair of the Qualification Committee for the recruitment of the departmental president of the University of Bifrost Faculty of Business Administration.
2021 Member of the Qualifications Committee for the recruitment of the Director of Landspitali — The National University Hospital of Iceland.
2019 On the selection board for the position of associate professor at the University of Iceland Faculty of Business Administration.
2019 Chair of the Qualification Committee for the recruitment of the Director of the Icelandic Transport Authority.
2018-2021 Board Member for the University of Iceland Institute of Business Administration.
2018-2019 Chair of the Icelandic Council for Gender Equality.
2017- On the Committee for Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature.
2017- Representative of the Writers Association on the Library Fund Allocation Committee.
2017 On the selection board for the position of associate professor at the University of Iceland Faculty of Business Administration.
2015 On the Undergraduate Course Committee of the University of Iceland Faculty of Business Administration.
2014-2017 On the Disciplinary Council for Women in Fisheries.
2012-2018 On the Committee for the Allocation of Landsbankinn Community Grants.
2012 Vice President, University of Iceland Faculty of Business Administration.
2011-2021 Member of the Board of Samkaup ehf.
2011 Chair of the selection board for the selection of an outstanding service company on behalf of the Federation of Trade and Services.
2010-2013 Member of the Master's Degree Committee of the University of Iceland Faculty of Business Administration.
2010-2011 Member of the Doctoral Committee of the University of Iceland Faculty of Business Administration.
2009-2011 Board Member for the University of Iceland Continuing Education.
2009-2011 Board Member at Byr Savings Fund hf.
2008-2011 Member of the Board of Felagsbustadir Social Housing.
2007-2008 Chair of the Committee for the Certification of Equal Remuneration on behalf of the Minister of Social Affairs.
2006-2008 Chair of the MBA program at the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Iceland.
2006 On the selection board for the position of associate professor at the University of Iceland Faculty of Political Science.
2005-2006 Member of the University of Iceland Teaching Affairs Committee.
2005 On the selection board for Dr. Judith Strother's application for the position of professor at the Department of Humanities and Communication, Florida Tech.
2005 On the Committee for the Reform of the Unemployment Insurance Scheme on behalf of the Minister of Social Affairs.
2004- 2005 On the selection board for the position of associate professor at the University of Iceland Faculty of Social Sciences.
2003-2006 Manager of Flexem: EU Transnational Teaching Grant. Applied for and led the project.
2002-2005 National contact point for the 6th EU Research Framework Programme, appointed by the Icelandic Center for Research (Rannis).
2000-2002 Chair of the Council for Educational Development at the University of Reykjavik.
2000-2001 On the executive board for the Icelandic Women's Rights Association.
2000 Represented the University of Reykjavik on the Recruitment Committee for the position of Executive Director of the Department of Development & Family.
1999-2004 Represented the Ministry of Education of Breidholt Comprehensive Junior College.
1999-2002 Member of the University of Reykjavik Departmental Council.
1999 On the Committee for the Development of University of Reykjavik Research Work.
1998 Member of the board of University of Reykjavik Continuous Education.
1997-2001 Chair of the Allocation Commission for Unemployment Benefits II in the capital area.
1992 Representative of the University Council on the University of Iceland Appeal and Reconciliation Committee.
1990-1993 Representative of the University Council on the University of Iceland Teaching Affairs Committee.
1990-1992 Member of the University of Iceland Student Council.
1990-1992 Student Representative on the University of Iceland Council.
1989-1990 Chair of the Community (I. “Samfélagið”), the Society for Students in Political Science, Social Sciences, and Anthropology.
1987-1988 Member of the school board of the Women's Gymnasium.
1984-1985 Chair of the Theater Association of the Cooperative College in Bifrost.
1984-1985 Editor of the school newspaper of the Cooperative College in Bifrost.

Books

Arelia Eydis Gudmundsdottir. (2021). “Slétt og brugðið” or Smooth and Rattled. Verold Publishing.
Arelia Eydis Gudmundsdottir, Herdis Pala Palsdottir. (2021). “Völundarhús tækifæranna” or The Maze of Opportunities. Revolutionizing the labor market, gig workers, and increasing the quality of life. Verold Publishing.
Arelia Eydis Gudmundsdottir. (2019). Sara. Verold Publishing.
Inga Minelgaite, Svala Gudmundsdottir, Arelia Eydis Gudmundsdottir, Olga Stangej. (2018). Demystifying leadership in Iceland. An inquiry into cultural, societal, and entrepreneurial uniqueness. Springer.
Arelia Eydis Gudmundsdottir. (2017). “Sterkari í seinni hálfleik” or Stronger in the Second Half. Exciting transformations and fascinating opportunities in the future. Verold Publishing.
Arelia Eydis Gudmundsdottir. (2015). “Tapað, fundið” or Lost, Found. Verold Publishing.
Arelia Eydis Gudmundsdottir. (2011). “Á réttri hillu” or On the Right Shelf. The path to more happiness in life and work. Verold Publishing.
Arelia Eydis Gudmundsdottir. (2006, 2012). “Á móti hækkandi sól” or Against the Rising Sun. Learn to activate the power of hope and luck in your life. Salka Publishing.
Arelia Eydis Gudmundsdottir. (2002). Icelandic labor market during transitional periods. Flexibility of enterprises, management, and industrial relations. University of Reykjavik.

 

Documentaries

2021 “Þögul tár” or Silent Tears. Produced by Siminn TV. Editor: Sigurbjorg Bergsdottir.
2017 “Ævi” or Lifetime. Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV). Editors Eirikur Ingi Bodvarsson, Sigridur Halldorsdottir.
2016 “Að fella grímuna” or Dropping the Mask. Made by Ekta Iceland. Editor: Sigurbjorg Bergsdottir.
1986 Kastljos. Educational documentary on AIDS. Editor: Helgi H. Jonsson. National Center for Educational Materials.

Acknowledgements & Grants

2017: Universal Wealth: Grant for the study of women's civil society organizations; Naripokkho. To advance and promote women's business initiatives in Bangladesh.
2017 Landsbankinn Community Grant: Women, Decision-Making, and Power.
1997 Icelandic Center for Research: Science Fund Grant.
1996 Association of Bookmakers: Stefan’s Grant.
1992-1995 British Council: Grant awarded to foreign students in British universities.
1995 University of Essex: Graduate Student Small Grants Fund.
1994 ESRC: Economic and Social Research Council: Research Grant.
1993-1996 Overseas Research Student’s Fees Support Scheme: A grant for foreign students in the UK.