I am Professor of Business Ethics and Society at Creighton University, where I have taught busi
ness ethics since 2005. I first got involved in the SBE while in graduate school at Marquette University. At Creighton I teach undergrad and graduate courses mostly in business ethics, along with a Business, Faith and Common Good course, and also run a travel course to Las Vegas yearly, and until recently, a travel course to Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Articles I’ve published can be found in a wide variety of business ethics, philosophy, and ethics journals and handbooks. I enjoy conferences and speaking events and have given over 150 presentations. At Creighton I founded and direct our Business, Faith and Common Good Institute which brings lots of speakers to campus and hosts on a fall symposium each year. I’m also the treasurer for Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education and the Executive Director of the Society of Business Ethics for the 2022-2027 term starting August, 2022.
I have been working out a utilitarian approach to business ethics, as well as the overlap between greatest happiness (Utilitarianism) and common good (Catholic Social Thought). Lately I’ve been writing about utilitarianism as a humanistic approach to business ethics, Frank Knight’s view of entrepreneurship, and on the historical impact of utilitarianism on law in the U.S., as well as championing and explicating how the Economy of Communion movement in particular provides a valuable humanistic approach to business values and practices.
My wife is also a philosopher and ethicist, so we frequently have overly-deep discussions about domestic concerns. One hobby I enjoy is restoring and maintaining old houses and buildings which we then rent out (I am responsible for around 115 toilets, mostly in the midtown Omaha area). I love the opportunities to engage with people in my neighborhood, and bring old buildings back to life and beauty.