Patricia Werhane, Professor

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Patricia H. Werhane is the Wicklander Chair of Business Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and Executive Director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University with a joint appointment as the Peter and Adeline Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics and Senior Fellow at of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics in the Darden School at the University of Virginia.  She was formerly the Wirtenberger Professor of Business Ethics at Loyola University Chicago.  Professor Werhane graduated from Wellesley College, and received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Northwestern University.  She has been a Rockefeller Fellow at Dartmouth, Arthur Andersen Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, and Erskine Visiting Fellow at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). 

Professor Werhane has published numerous articles and is the author or editor of over twenty books including Ethical Issues in Business (with T. Donaldson, eighth edition), Persons, Rights and Corporations, Adam Smith and His Legacy for Modern Capitalism, Organization Ethics for Health Care, and Moral Imagination and Managerial Decision-Making with Oxford University Press, and Employment and Employee Rights (with Tara J. Radin and Norman Bowie) with Blackwell’s. She has written numerous cases in business ethics. She is the founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Business Ethics Quarterly, the Journal of the Society for Business Ethics. Professor Werhane is currently a member of the academic advisory team for the Business Roundtable Ethics Institute housed at the University of Virginia. Her current research projects focus on feminism in business and poverty reduction through for-profit initiatives.

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