Sept. 28, 2021

CCAL Welcomes the 2021-22 Ethics Scholars Working Group

A focus on business ethics can help drive positive change
CCAL Welcomes the 2021-22 Ethics Scholars Working Group

Business ethics research is focused on creating a better society. People tend to recognize the importance of an ethical approach to business only when confronted with scandals, but business ethics should not be used only as a guideline for recognizing bad behaviour. Instead, it can be a force for positive change by providing positive leadership in challenging circumstances.

As part of its ongoing Ethics Strategy, the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership is proud to announce the members of 2021-22 Ethics Scholars Working Group. This group of internationally recognized academics will assist the development of ethics education for Haskayne students as well as offer innovative and influential discussions to faculty, industry and students throughout the year.

The Ethics Scholars Working Group also offers its members the opportunity for collaboration and the potential for new lines of research that will continue to help society meet current and future ethical challenges. The following are the members of this year’s group:

Dr. Joanne Ciulla is a Professor and Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University. Ciulla is a pioneer in the field of leadership ethics. Her research on the ethical challenges of leadership is interdisciplinary and she also does extensive research in business ethics. Ciulla has held academic appointments at Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, LaSalle University, and numerous visiting appointments outside of the U.S., including the UNESCO chair in Leadership Studies at the United Nations International Leadership Academy in Jordan.

Dr. Cedric Dawkins is Chair of the Management Department at the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University. His research interests focus on political corporate social responsibility, the connection between labour rights and human rights, and stakeholder engagement. His articles have appeared in such journals as Business Ethics QuarterlyBusiness & SocietyEmployee RelationsJournal of Business Communications, and Journal of Business Ethics.

Dr. David G. Dick is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Fellow of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business (CCAL) in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. His main areas of research and teaching are in ethics and the philosophy of money.  In the Calgary business community, Dr. Dick oversees the Integrity Network, a working group of business ethics professionals from industry, non-profit, and academic sectors.

Dr. Jonathan Drake is a Resident Assistant Professor and Teaching Fellow at Creighton University, where he currently teaches Business Ethics to both graduate and undergraduate students. His main research interests are at the intersection of ethics and epistemology (including business ethics), but also has interests in social/political philosophy, metaphysics, and history of philosophy. He has also been developing work in applied ethics.

Dr. R. Edward Freeman is a University Professor, Olsson Professor, and Academic Director of the Institute for Business in Society at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is best known for his award-winning book, Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach (Pitman, 1984; and reprinted by Cambridge University Press in 2010). Freeman is the co-author of The Power Of And: Responsible Business Without Tradeoffs (Columbia University Press, 2020) and Models of Leadership in Plato and Beyond, with Dominic Scott from Oxford University Press. He has received six honorary doctorates (Doctor Honoris Causa) for his work on stakeholder theory and business ethics. He is the host of The Stakeholder Podcast, sponsored by Stakeholder Media, LLC.

Dr. Rosemarie Monge is an Associate Professor in Ethics and Business Law at the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Monge teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Ethics and Business Law at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. Her courses seek to bridge the moral and ethical theory in philosophy with the kinds of concrete questions that arise in the business world while incorporating evidence-based techniques. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Business Ethics and Business Ethics Quarterly.

The CCAL Ethics Scholars Working Group helps elevate the discussion on ethics and present contemporary ideas on topics that are currently in front of business leaders.  During the 2020-21 academic year, the group was able to provide numerous virtual lectures attended by over 1700 participants. The necessity for virtual lectures gave UCalgary students accessibility to the scholars regardless of their location. CCAL anticipates that 2021-22 will offer another year of thought provoking and helpful ideas and discussions.

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