Professional Bio

Education
  • Ph.D., Philosophy and Ethics, Washington University in St. Louis
  • M.H.R., Human Resource Management, University of South Carolina
  • B.A., Theology, Ambassador University
Professional Experience
  • 2002-04, President, Archer Performance Group, LLC, St. Louis, MO - Facilitated and guided management teams as they created strategic plans and specific yearly objectives.
  • 1996-2002, Director, Manager, and Training Designer, Instinet Group Incorporated New York, NY (formerly a Reuters company) - Directed corporate culture change initiatives, development of core values and corporate objectives, and aligned these company-wide performance management system in the U.S, Europe and Asia. Managed activities and projects of eight trainers and administrators.
  • 1993-96, Senior Training Specialist, InfoDesign Group, Inc., Atlanta, GA - Analyzed business training needs and designed/managed training and leadership programs as a consultant for Georgia Power, The Southern Company, General Mills and other clients.

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Ethics in organizations
  • Integrity and ethical leadership
  • Leadership and corruption in developing economies
  • The intersection of innovation, creativity and leading without authority
Publications
  • “The Drive to Virtue: A Virtue Ethics Account of Leadership Motivation.” Chapter in Handbook on Virtue Ethics and Management, Springer Publishing, 2017.
  • “Oil Rich and Dirt Poor: Identifying Business Threats and Opportunities in Nigeria”, SAGE Business Cases. Sage Business Publications Ltd., 2016.
  • “Countrywide Mortgage” and “Angelo Mozilo” entries in Encyclopedia of White Collar Crime, 2nd ed., Sage Publications, July 2013.
  • "Leadership and the Three Faces of Integrity." The Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 3. June 2013.
  • "Evaluating Ethical Approaches to Crisis Leadership: Insights from Unintentional Harm Research," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 98, No. 2, January 2011.
  • "Firestone and Latex in Liberia." Online case study for Business Ethics: A Textbook with Cases, 7th ed. by William H. Shaw, Wadsworth (Cengage Learning), 2009.
Selected Presentations
  • "Leadership Integrity and Developing Nations: The Case of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,” International Leadership Association Global Leadership Conference. San Diego, California. November 2, 2014.
  • "Aristotelian Motivation and Business Leaders," Society of Business Ethics Conference. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. August 3, 2014.
  • "Leading in Liberia: Balancing Economic Growth and Sustainability," Twentieth Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference. The Institute for Business and Professional Ethics of DePaul University. Chicago, Illinois. October 18, 2013.
  • "Sustainability in Liberia: The Natural Resources Chess Game," Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education Conference. St. Louis, Missouri. July 15, 2013.
  • "The Three Faces of Leadership Integrity," Society of Business Ethics Conference. Boston, Massachusetts. August 3, 2012.
  • "Doing it Right: Using Positive Examples in Class," Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education Conference. Los Angeles, California. July 15, 2012.
  • "Is Integrity too Dangerous for Business?" Seventeenth Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference. The Institute for Business and Professional Ethics of DePaul University. Chicago, Illinois. October 14, 2010.
  • "Integrity and Moral Identity." Philosophy Department Colloquium, Washington University. St. Louis, Missouri. April 22, 2010.
  • "Of Integrity and Situations." Political Theory Workshop, Political Science Department, Washington University. St. Louis, Missiouri. April 2, 2010.
  • "A Defense of the Morality-Theism Connection." Lindenwood University Philosophy Colloquium. St. Charles, Missouri. March 13, 2008.
  • "Managing Unintentional Harm: Why Mistakes Overshadow Your Good Deeds." Fourteenth Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference. The Institute for Business and Professional Ethics of DePaul University. Chicago, Illinois. November 1-3, 2007.
  • "Can Reason Deliver Us from Evil?" Pluralism, Politics and God? International Symposium on Religion and Public Reason, McGill University. Montreal, Canada. September 13-15, 2007.
  • "When Jobs Require Unjust Acts: Resolving the Conflict between Roles and Common Morality." Cardinal Virtues Conference on Justice. D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, Viterbo University. La Crosse, Wisconsin. April 13-14, 2007.