Professors and professionals available to answer questions regarding business ethics
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We are pleased to present university professors and ethics professionals who make themselves available to the general public—journalists, teachers, and students—to answer questions regarding business ethics.

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Denis G. Arnold

Past President and Editor

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    • Jule and Marguerite Surtman Distinguished Scholar in Business Ethics and Associate Professor of Management in the Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    • Editor-in-Chief of Business Ethics Quarterly
    • Author or editor of six books and many journal articles on business ethics, corporate responsibility, and environmental sustainability
    • Business ethics
    • Pharmaceutical industry
    • Labor practices
    • Sweatshops
    • Human rights
    • International business ethics
  • Phone: +1 (704) 704-687-7703

John Boatright


John Boatright—Raymond C. Baumhart, SJ, Professor of Business Ethics
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    • Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., Professor of Business Ethics in the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago
    • Director of Graduate Certificate Program in Business Ethics
    • Served as Executive Director for the Society for Business Ethics and is a past president of the Society
    • Author of two books: Ethics and the Conduct of Business and Ethics in Finance
    • Editor of the book Finance Ethics: Critical Issues in Theory and Practice
    • Contributed chapters to many books and published widely in major journals, including Journal of Banking and Finance, Academy of Mangement Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society Review, and Business and Professionals Ethics Journal
    • Serves on editorial boards of Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, and Business and Society Review
    • Current research focuses on ethical issues in finance and in corporate governance
    • Lectured extensively on business ethics in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America
    • Taught in MBA program in China
    • Holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago
    • Financial services
    • Financial markets
    • Conflict of interest
    • Corporate governance
    • International business
  • Phone: +1 (312) 915-6994

    Fax: +1 (312) 915-6988

    Quinlan School of Business
    Loyola University Chicago
    820 N. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611-2147

Norm E. Bowie

Professor Emeritus

Norm E. Bowie—Professor Emeritus
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    • Former Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Corporate Responsibility at the University of Minnesota
    • Professor Emeritus at the University
    • Authored or edited 16 books and 75+ articles
    • Leading scholar in application of Kant’s moral philosophy to business
    • Held position as Dixons Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at London Business School
    • Has been fellow at Harvard’s Program in Ethics and the Professions
    • Past president of the Society for Business Ethics, the American Society for Value Inquiry and past executive director of the American Philosophical Association
    • Former associate editor of Business Ethics Quarterly
    • Received first lifetime achievement award in scholarship presented by the Society for Business Ethics
    • International business ethics
    • Ethical issues in human resources
    • Marketing ethics
    • Kant’s ethical theory as applied to business
    • Leadership
    • Organizational ethics
  • Phone: +1 (612) 625-6807

    University of Minnesota

Archie B. Carroll

Chair & Prof Emeritus

Archie B. Carroll—Scherer Chair and Professor of Management Emeritus
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    • Author of numerous books and articles on corporate social responsibility and business ethics
    • Former president of the Society for Business Ethics during 1998-1999
    • Former Chair of Social Issues in Management, Academy of Management and Founding Board Member of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS)
    • Fellow of the Academy of Management, IABS, and the Southern Management Association
    • Awarded first Lifetime Achievement Award for research in Corporate Social Responsibility by Humboldt University, Berlin
    • Given talks and executive training for many organizations
    • Though retired, he remains active professionally
    • Business ethics
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Stakeholder management
  • Phone: +1 (706) 542-3730

    Terry College of Business
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602

Gerald Cavanagh

Chair & Professor

Gerald Cavanagh—Chair and Professor
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    • Author of 50 research articles and 5 books
    • Lectured and consulted on business ethics and corporate responsibility for businesses, governments and universities internationally
    • Held Gasson Chair at Boston College and Dirksen Chair at Santa Clara
    • Served as Academic Vice President and Dean of College of Business Administration at University of Detroit Mercy (UDM)
    • Received UDM’s Most Outstanding Faculty Award
    • Chaired All-Academy of Management Task Force on Ethics, the Social Issues Division of Academy of Management and received its highest award
    • Served on boards of trustees of Fordham, Santa Clara, Xavier, Holy Cross, Loyola of New Orleans, John Carroll and University of Detroit
    • Received honorary doctorates from Loyola University of Maryland and Siena Heights University
    • Holds B.S. in engineering as well as graduate degrees in philosophy, theology, education, and a doctorate in management
    • Catholic priest in the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
    • Enjoys hiking and backpacking in National Parks
    • Business and personal values
    • Virtue in business
    • Global ethics codes
    • Spirituality in business
  • Phone: +1 (313) 993-1195

    College of Business Administration
    University of Detroit Mercy
    4001 W. McNichols Rd.
    Detroit, MI 48221

Ronald R. Duska

SBE President

Ronald R. Duska, Ph.D.—President of Society for Business Ethics and Duska Business Ethics Consulting—isolated on a transparent background
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    • President of Duska Business Ethics Consulting
    • Adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s and Villanova Universities
    • Held Charles Lamont Post Chair of Ethics and the Professions at The American College from 1996 until July of 2011
    • Co-founded and served as director of American College’s Center for Ethics as well as created The Mitchell Forum, that brings together chief executives with business ethicists
    • Professor emeritus at Rosemont College
    • Taught at the Wharton School, The University of Virginia (where he is a senior fellow of the Olson Center), Pennsylvania State University, and St. John’s University
    • Author, co-author, and editor of several books on business ethics
    • Ethics in financial services
    • Accounting ethics
    • Business ethics
    • Education
    • Whistleblowing and loyalty
  • Phone: +1 (610) 247-6215

    Business Ethics Zone Consulting
    518 Conestoga Road
    Villanova, PA 19085

Kenneth Goodpaster

Chair & Professor

Kenneth E. Goodpaster—Professor and David & Barbara Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics
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    • Earned A.B. in mathematics from University of Notre Dame and A.M. and Ph.D. in philosophy at University of Michigan
    • Published in a wide variety of professional journals surrounding ethics and business ethics
    • Taught moral philosophy at University of Notre Dame throughout 1970s before joining the Harvard Business School faculty in 1980
    • At Harvard, developed second-year elective course, Ethical Aspects of Corporate Policy, and first-year module, Managerial Decision Making and Ethical Values (1989)
    • Co-authored Policies and Persons: A Casebook in Business Ethics
    • Accepted David and Barbara Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics at University of St. Thomas (MN), where he teaches MBAs and executives, including a Great Books Seminar for business students and law students
    • His book, Conscience and Corporate Culture, widely-adopted
    • Recently released much-anticipated history Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience
    • Currently collaborating with business ethics colleagues at St. Thomas on 3rd edition of Wiley Encyclopedia of Management volume on Business Ethics.
    • Business ethics
    • Corporate strategy and implementation
    • Business ethics and the humanities
    • Business values across cultures
    • Organizational ethics
    • Ethical aspects of business policy
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    Phone: +1 (651) 962-4212

    Opus College of Business
    University of St. Thomas
    1000 LaSalle Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403

Laura P. Hartman

Special Ass’t & Professor

Laura Pincus Hartman—Special Assistant to the University President for Haiti Initiatives and Vincent de Paul Professor of Business Ethics
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    • Vincent de Paul Professor of Business Ethics at DePaul University’s College of Commerce
    • Special Assistant to the University’s President with focus on DePaul’s Haiti Initiatives
    • Former Director of External Partnerships for, through which Zynga players have contributed more than $14 million toward domestic and international social causes
    • Currently serves as Board Chair of the School of Choice Education Organization, which established and oversees L’Ecole de Choix, a uniquetri-lingual elementary school in Haiti.
    • Represented DePaul University on the Worldwide Vincentian Family’s Vincentian Board for Haiti, a committee responsible for hands-on design and implementation of a micro-development, finance and education system for people living in poverty in Haiti (including its online project,
    • Former Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for the university
    • Globally recognized scholar, educator, trainer, service-provider and advisor
    • Consulted, guided, and taught at multinational for-profits, non-profits and educational institutions in the field of business ethics
    • Corporate responsibility and culture
    • Employment relationship
    • Global labor conditions and standards
    • Alleviation of global poverty through profitable corporate partnerships
  • Web: DePaul University page

    Phone:+1 (312) 362-6569

    Cell: +1 (312) 493-9929

    Department of Management and Research
    Institute for Business & Professional Ethics
    DePaul University
    Driehaus College of Business
    Chicago, IL 60604

W. Michael Hoffman

Exec Dir & Professor

W. Michael Hoffman, Ph.D.—Executive Director, Center for Business Ethics, and Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics
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    • Founding executive director of the Center for Business Ethics (1976)
    • Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics at Bentley University
    • Authored or edited 16 books and over 100 articles
    • Consulted for numerous corporations, law firms, and government organizations
    • Served as the founding executive director of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association
    • Co-founded and was president of the Society for Business Ethics
    • Served on the advisory board of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations
    • Received the Humanist of the Year Award from The Ethical Society of Boston in 2007, the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics Award for lifetime contributions to the profession in 2009, the  lifetime achievement award for distinguished service to the field of business ethics from the Society for Business Ethics in 2011, the Champion’s Award from the Central and European Management Association for responsible management education in 2011, and a lifetime achievement award in the field of ethics and compliance by the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association in 2012
    • Business ethics
    • Corporate business ethics
    • Ethics programs
    • Organizational integrity strategies
  • Phone: +1 (781) 891-3434

    Fax: +1 (781) 891-2988

    Bentley University
    175 Forest Street
    Waltham, MA 02452

Daryl Koehn


Daryl Koehn—Executive Director, Center for Business Ethics, and Cullen Chair of Business Ethics, University of St. Thomas
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    • Ethics
    • Applied ethics
    • Professional ethics
    • Corporate governance
    • Virtue ethics
    • Ethics of economics
  • Phone: +1 (651) 962-4303

    Ethics and Business Law Department
    Opus College of Business
    University of St. Thomas
    1000 LaSalle Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403

Beverly Kracher

Chair, Exec Dir & Pres

Beverly Kracher—Robert B. Saugherty Chair in Business Ethics & Society and Executive Director and President, Business Ethics Alliance
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    • Co-author of the Ethinary, a common-sensical ethics dictionary
    • Holds Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Current research focuses on city-level business ethics, online trust, and online business protest
    • Research published in various academic journals including
    • Writes business ethics column for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce B2B magazine
    • Teaches graduate courses in business, ethics, and society
    • Awarded College of Business Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
    • Research Fellow at Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing, China in 2007
    • Business ethics consultant and/or speaker for numerous local and national businesses and professional associations for over fifteen years
    • Founded Omaha Business Ethics Alliance, comprised of small , medium, and large organizations that lead in developing climate of ethical excellence throughout local business community
    • Vice-president of local interior plantscaping business for 15 years
    • City-level business ethics
    • Organizational ethics programs
    • Online trust
    • Online business protests
    • Cognitive moral development of business people
  • Phone: +1 (402) 280-2061

    Fax: +1 (402) 280-5565

    College of Business, Creighton University
    2500 California Plaza
    Eppley Building, Room 414
    Omaha, NE 68178

Elizabeth D. Scott


Elizabeth D. Scott—Professor of Business Administration
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    • Professor of Business Administration at Eastern Connecticut State University and coordinator of its Master of Science in Organizational Management program
    • Managing editor of Business Ethics Quarterly
    • Research interest in individual and organizational moral values and decision-making
    • Published work in the Journal of Business Ethics, the Business Ethics QuarterlyBusiness and Society, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, as well as in edited volumes
    • Member of the 2010 Fulbright-Hays seminar tour of China
    • Visiting scholar at the Melbourne Business School in 2011
    • Began career working in human resource management positions in public and non-profit organizations in Atlanta, Georgia
    • Took her MBA in Industrial Relations from Georgia State University while working full-time, and then, ten years later, left her position of Personnel Director of the Georgia Department of Labor to pursue doctorate at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    • Taught in the Labor Studies program at the Pennsylvania State University for several years
    • Moved to Connecticut, where she currently resides and teaches
    • Individual and organizational moral values and decision-making
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
    335 Webb Hall
    83 Windham St.
    Willimantic, CT 06226

Earl Spurgin

Professor & Director

Earl Spurgin—Professor of Philosophy, Director of Program in Applied Ethics, and Certified Public Accountant
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    • Professor of Philosophy and Director of Program in Applied Ethics at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio
    • Specializes in moral philosophy, political philosophy, and business ethics
    • Author of numerous journal articles
    • Co-author of Historical Dictionary of Ethics
    • Co-editor of  Ethics: Contemporary Readings
    • Earned Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Certified Public Accountant
    • Moral philosophy
    • Political philosophy
    • Business ethics
  • Phone: +1 (216) 397-4764

    John Carroll University
    Department of Philosophy
    1 John Carroll Blvd.
    University Heights, OH 44118

Eugene Laczniak

Professor & Chair

Eugene Laczniak—Professor of Business & Chair
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    • Serving his second stint as department chair
    • From 1998 to 2002, was the Associate Vice-President/Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at the university
    • Visiting professor or visiting fellow at the University of Western Australia (Perth) on several occasions
    • Was a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Marketing for 15 years
    • Continues to serve on four academic journal review boards
    • Co-author of five books on business ethics with his most recent being Ethics in Marketing: International Cases and Perspectives (Routledge, 2012)
    • Served on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations
    • Taught executive development classes in the U.S., Europe, and Asia
    • Published over 100 journal articles and papers
    • Marketing ethics
    • Marketing strategy
    • Business ethics and corporate social responsibility
    • Marketing and society
  • Phone: +1 (414) 288-7024

    Department of Marketing
    Graduate School of Management
    Marquette University
    PO Box 1881
    Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

Linda K. Treviño


Linda Treviño—Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics
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    • Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics in the Department of Management and Organization in the Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University, where she has been since receiving her Ph.D.
    • Received Ph.D. in Management at Pennsylvania State University in 1987
    • Widely known and cited for social scientific research on organizational ethics
    • Published in three books and over seventy journal articles, many of those in the Management field’s top journals
    • Made presentations to many practitioner and academic audiences
    • Academic Fellow with the Ethics Resource Center Fellows program
    • Core faculty member in the Business Roundtable’s Institute for Business Ethics
    • Fellow of the Academy of Management
    • The management of ethical conduct in organizational settings
  • Phone: +1 (814) 865-2194

    Fax: +1 (814) 863-7261

    Department of Management and Organization
    The Smeal College of Business Administration
    402 Business Administration Building
    The Pennsylvania State University
    University Park
    Pennsylvania 16802

Donna J. Wood

Chair (retired)

Dr. Donna J. Wood—David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics (retired)
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    • Recently retired as first holder of David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics at University of Northern Iowa (UNI)
    • Held joint appointments in Department of Management and Department of Philosophy and World Religions
    • Prior to ten years at UNI, was Professor of Business Administration at Katz School, University of Pittsburgh
    • While at Pitt, served as MBA director for five years, and academic director, beginning in 1987, of the Young Managers Program, Budapest, Hungary—first Western-style MBA program in Eastern Europe
    • Holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology from Georgia State University and Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University
    • Past-president of Society for Business Ethics and Social Issues Division of the Academy of Management
    • Founder and past-president of International Association for Business & Society
    • Authored, co-authored, or edited 14 books, and published more than 80 other academic articles, several of which won awards and have been reprinted in collections
    • Currently working on the 3rd edition of her textbook, Business Ethics: Text and Workbook, scheduled for publication in fall 2013
    • Business and society
    • Global business citizenship
    • Organizational ethics
    • Regulation and public policy
    • Corporate social performance
  • Phone: +1 (319) 273-2196

    University of Northern Iowa
    1608 Brady Drive
    Elberton, GA 30635