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.
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...
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...
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...
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 games, solution concepts for two-person games, ideology, and value diversity. Currently, he is working with others...
Jerry Kim is an Assistant Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School. He teaches innovation management and technology strategy in the MBA program, and was selected as “Professor of the Year” by the MBA class of 2018. Prior to joining Rutgers in 2016, he was an Assistant...
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...
Professor Warren’s main contribution to scholarship lies in advancing our understanding of why deviance arises in business settings, how to evaluate it, and how to deter destructive deviance while promoting constructive deviance. She builds upon both normative and descriptive theory and conducts quantitative as well as qualitative research on sanctioning...
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...
Emeritus Research Fellow
The IEL is pleased to announce the appointment of John-Christopher (JC) Spender as its first Emeritus Research Fellow. This position is for retired scholars who have had distinguished academic careers and are still actively engaged in research that is related to ethics and leadership.
Spender's professional career began in nuclear...