For 2017, featured lecturers are as follows:
Dr. Joanne B. Ciulla teaches courses on ethics, critical thinking, conflict resolution, and leadership in international contexts as one of the founding faculty members of the Jepson School at the University of Richmond.
A demanding and creative teacher, she was honored in 2007 with the University's highest award for teaching and in 2003 with the Outstanding Faculty Award from The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Her academic appointments have included the UNESCO Chair in Leadership Studies at the United Nations International Leadership Academy in Jordan and appointments at La Salle University, the Harvard Business School, and The Wharton School.
Dr. Ciulla's research interests are leadership ethics, business ethics, international leadership and the philosophy of work. She is a prolific writer, her books include Ethics, The Heart of Leadership; The Working Life: The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work; and The Ethics of Leadership. She co-authored a business ethics text titled Honest Work: A Business Ethics Reader and co-edited a collection of essays on The Quest for Ethical Leaders: Essays in Leadership Ethics and the 3 volume reference set, Leadership Ethics.
Daryl Koehn is the Wicklander Chair in Professional Ethics at DePaul University. She has published widely in the fields of ethics and corporate governance. Her monographs include The Ground of Professional Ethics; The Nature of Evil; Rethinking Feminist Ethics; Local Insights, Global Ethics; and Living with the Dragon: Thinking and Acting Ethically in a World of Unintended Consequences. Edited volumes include Corporate Governance: Ethics across the Board and Ethics and Aesthetics in Business Ethics. In addition, she has published scores of articles in the Harvard Business Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics and numerous other journals. She consults regularly with major corporations and has served on a major corporation's compliance committee. She has been profiled in Time magazine and has appeared often on National Public Radio, PBS TV stations and in other venues.
Marshall Schminke is the BB&T Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Central Florida, where he specializes in business ethics and strategy. He received his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University, has served as a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University and the London School of Economics. He has served as a research fellow with the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C. He has published two books, more than 40 articles, and given more than 70 presentations at professional conferences and universities in the U.S. and abroad. Beyond these academic pursuits, he has served as an advisor to organizations ranging from family businesses to Fortune 500 firms, the U.S. Strategic Command, and the U.S. Army. He has served as an expert witness on corporate ethics in U.S. District Court Proceedings. His thoughts on business strategy, management, and ethics have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsday, and the Chicago Tribune.
David Hart is an associate professor in and director of the Romney Institute of Public Management at the Marriott School of Management at BYU. He teaches courses on ethics in a variety of programs at the Marriott School. His current research focuses on applied ethics in the private and public sectors.
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld served as full tenured professor at Emory's Goizueta Business School for a decade and a professor at the Harvard Business School for a decade, and is currently the senior associate dean of leadership programs as well as the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management for the Yale School of Management, as well as founder and president of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute, a nonprofit educational and research institute focused on CEO leadership and corporate governance. He has authored eight books, including The Hero's Farewell, an award-winning study of CEO succession, and another best seller, Firing Back, a study on leadership resilience in the face of adversity.