ELECTED MEMBERS WHO JOINTLY OVERSEE THE ACTIVIties OF SBE

Board of Directors

Each year members of the Society for Business Ethics elect a new member to the Board of Directors. The Board is the governing body of our Society and is responsible for all major policy decisions affecting the Society. Members of the Board of Directors serve a five year term. During the second year on the Board an individual serves as secretary, during the third year as program chair (for our annual conference), and during the fourth year as our Society’s president.

Heather Elms

President

Heather Elms

Heather Elms is Associate Professor of International Business at the Kogod School of Business, American University.  She is a former Associate Editor and current Editorial Review Board Member of the Business Ethics Quarterly and the Business & Society and International Journal of Emerging Markets.  Her current and much of her previous work focuses on stakeholder theory and corporate responsibility.  Her work has appeared in outlets including Academy of Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Organizational Research Methods, Strategic Management Journal and Strategic Organization. Heather was the Founding Academic Director, Center for Business & Society, Central European University Business School, Budapest, Hungary.  She holds a Ph.D. in Strategy & Organization from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management, an MA in Economics from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Nien-hê Hsieh

Past President

Nien-hê Hsieh

Nien-he Hsieh is an associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School.  His research concerns ethical issues in business and the responsibilities of global business leaders. He joined the faculty from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an associate professor of legal studies and business ethics and served as co-director of the Wharton Ethics Program. He is currently working to develop an account of the role and responsibilities of business in society that urges managers to get “Back to Basics.” His work has been published in Business Ethics Quarterly, Economics and Philosophy, The Journal of Political Philosophy ,Philosophy and Public Affairs, Social Theory and Practice, Utilitas, and various other journals. He serves on the executive board of the Society for Business Ethics and on the editorial boards of Business Ethics Quarterly and the Business and Human Rights.

More information at http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=24284

Dawn Elm

Executive Director

Dawn Elm

Dawn Elm received her Ph.D. in strategic management and organization from the University of Minnesota in 1989. She has been a faculty member at the University of St. Thomas since 1989, teaching and consulting in the areas of business ethics, strategy, leadership and corporate governance.

Prior to coming to the University of St. Thomas, Elm worked in product development with the Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, after receiving her B.S. in chemical engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

She is widely published in the field of business ethics and was the recipient of the University of St. Thomas Excellence in Business Ethics award in 2002. Her current work involves improving ethical decision making in business, the impact of social media on privacy valuation and the integration of aesthetics and business ethics. She currently serves as the executive director of the Society for Business Ethics, a global association.

Elm has experience in strategy consulting, ethical decision-making training, product and process development, and corporate governance. She has served as an independent director in the banking and construction industries on public, private and family business boards. She has also served on non-profit boards in the Twin Cities area.

Jeff Frooman

Board Member

Jeff Frooman

Jeff Frooman is a Professor at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. He holds a joint appointment between the Faculty of Business Administration (finance) and the Faculty of Arts (philosophy). He completed his PhD at the University of Pittsburgh (2002), writing a dissertation entitled “Stakeholder Influence Strategies.”

Professor Frooman’s current research interests include stakeholder theory, the ethics of agency theory, and market morality. He has published in scholarly journals including the Academy of Management Review, Business and Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, and the Journal of Business Ethics. Additionally, he holds several teaching awards.

From 2008-2013 he served as the Executive Director of the Society for Business Ethics, and from 2012 to the present he has served as a co-chair of the Society’s Emerging Scholars Program. From 2013-2015 he served as the Society’s co-director of conferences. He was also an officer of the Social Responsibility Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and was its Division Chair in 2010. He has served as an associate editor of the journal Business and Society, and is on the editorial board of both that journal and Business Ethics Quarterly.

Paul Dunn

Treasurer

Paul Dunn

Paul Dunn is an associate professor of business ethics at the Goodman School of Business, Brock University. He has two degrees in philosophy, a doctorate in accounting, as well as being a CPA, CA. His research concerns corporate governance and has been published in Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, as well as other peer-reviewed journals. With Len Brooks he is the co-author of Business & Professional Ethics for Directors, Executives & Accountants, 8th edition. He sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business Ethics and Business & Society. He is currently the treasurer of the Society for Business Ethics and the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management, and is formerly the treasurer of the International Association for Business and Society.

Jeffery Smith

Program Chair

Jeffery Smith

Jeffery Smith is Seattle University’s Boeing Frank Shrontz Chair in Professional Ethics and Professor of Management in the Albers School of Business and Economics where he teaches ethics in the management, finance and accounting programs. Professor Smith’s research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy and business, currently focusing on the philosophical dimensions of corporate responsibility, examining whether recent calls for greater social involvement by corporations can be given a moral foundation, political foundation, or some combination of both. Smith’s work has been published in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, and the Journal of Business Ethics, and he is the co-author of the 8th edition of Ethics and the Conduct of Business. He has held visiting appointments at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and the Keck Graduate Institute. Professor Smith received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Jeffrey Moriarty

Secretary

Jeffrey Moriarty

Jeffrey Moriarty is Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Bentley University. He works mainly in business ethics, though he also has research interests in political philosophy, and at the intersection of these fields. He is especially interested in questions of just distribution in state and organizational contexts. This has led him to investigate the ethical aspects of compensation arrangements, including CEO compensation. He is also interested in questions about how organizations wield power, both internally and externally. Publications to feature his work include Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Economics and Philosophy, Noûs, and Philosophical Studies. He is currently an Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, and has served on BEQ’s editorial board since 2009. He has a Ph.D. from Rutgers University and an A.B. from Princeton University, both in philosophy.

For more information, see https://faculty.bentley.edu/details.asp?uname=jmoriarty

Bruce Barry

BEQ Editor

Bruce Barry

Bruce Barry is Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. His research on ethics, conflict, power, justice, and negotiation, has been published in numerous scholarly journals and volumes. He also writes about workplace rights and public policy issues at the intersection of business and society. He is currently editor in chief of Business Ethics Quarterly. Books include Speechless: The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace (Berrett-Koehler) and three co-authored texts on negotiation (McGraw Hill) used in courses at universities worldwide. He is a past president of the International Association for Conflict Management, and a past chair of the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management. A native of New York, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and a PhD in organizational behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also taught at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne and the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.