Prior to entering academia, Arrowood held leadership roles in nonprofit organizations spanning theatre, visual and fine arts, and healthcare. He has led nonprofit organizations from start-up to turnaround to self-sustaining, mission-driven entities. He brings significant experience to the classroom. His three decades of nonprofit experience widens his scholarly-practitioner approach to teaching governances and board leadership, financial management, human resources, workplace diversity, high performing organizations, and other management courses. His hands-on approach to working in the community, learning about and listening to an array of diverse cultures, and leading organizations position him as a sought after leadership and multicultural student engagement expert.