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Research and Research Fellows

IEL Faculty Research Fellows

The IEL Research Fellows are full time faculty members of Rutgers Business School who do research and/or teaching in areas related to Business Ethics, Leadership Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility. The eight Fellows will meet regularly throughout the academic year to discuss their research, serve as advisors who shape the direction of research and other IEL activities, and contribute to the Institute’s programs. The IEL will announce and post abstracts of the fellows' work when they are published.

Faculty Spotlight

Michael Barnett


Michael L. Barnett is Professor of Management & Global Business at Rutgers Business School – Newark & New Brunswick. His scholarship focuses on how firms' stakeholder management practices influence their reputations and financial performance and affect society. He has won numerous awards for his scholarship, to include the Academy of Management...

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Chao C. Chen

Professor and Department Vice Chair

Professor Chen is professor of organization management and global business. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters and edited books in diverse areas of cross-cultural management, leadership, organizational justice, Chinese management, and business ethics. His works appear in premier management journals including the Academy of Management Journal...

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Joanne B. Ciulla

Professor and Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership

Professor Ciulla is a pioneer in the field of leadership ethics. Her research on the ethical challenges of leadership is interdisciplinary but draws heavily on literature in philosophy and history. She also does extensive research in business ethics. Prior to joining Rutgers, she held the Coston Family Chair in Leadership...

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Wayne Eastman


Professor Eastman has published articles in business ethics, management, and law journals. His academic research program focuses on business ethics, with emphases on how moral emotions help people solve social gamessolution concepts for two-person gamesideology, and value diversity. Currently, he is working with others...

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Jerry W. Kim

Assistant Professor

Jerry Kim is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers Business School, where he teaches courses on technology, innovation, and strategy. His research focuses on how social structures such as status or networks shape the behavior of actors in market and organizational settings. Much of his work looks at these issues in...

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Tobey Karen Scharding

Visiting Assistant Professor

Professor Scharding specializes in business ethics, finance ethics, and ethics, with a particular focus on issues concerning risk and uncertainty. Her research develops various ethical decision-making approaches, including Kantian ethics, contractualism, and expected value theory, with an aim of enhancing the approaches' abilities to address ethical questions about risk and...

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Danielle Warren

Associate Professor

Professor Warren’s research builds upon normative and descriptive theory and includes qualitative and quantitative examinations of moral emotions, constructive and destructive deviance, collective corruption and workplace attributes that lead to ethical organizational cultures, such as sanctioning systems, ethics training and ethical leadership. Her field work includes in-depth studies of auto...

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Christopher Young

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Chris Young is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at Rutgers Business School, where his teaching and research interests focus on business strategy and market based ethics. He holds a Ph.D. and MBA from Rutgers University with a concentration in international finance, political economy, and professional accounting.

Dr. Young has...