Robert E. McNulty
Director of Programs at the Center for Business Ethics
Bob joined the Center for Business Ethics (CBE) after many years in both business and academia. At CBE, he is responsible for managing many aspects of CBE's various programs and overseeing the Center’s research activities. Some of his recent publications include “Business Ethics Perspectives on International Negotiations,” “International Business, Human Rights and Moral Complicity: A Call for a Declaration on the Universal Rights and Duties of Business,” “A Business Ethics Theory of Whistleblowing: Responding to the $1 Trillion Question,” “Can Corporate Capitalism be Redeemed?: Business Ethics and the Search for a Renewed Faith in Work,” “Rethinking the Concept of Sustainability,” and “Transforming Faith in Corporate Capitalism through Business Ethics” (forthcoming, Autumn 2012).
He founded and heads Applied Ethics, Inc., a nonprofit organization with the mission of seeking ethical solutions to significant social issues through projects, education, counseling, and advocacy. At Applied Ethics, his efforts are especially focused on the organization’s peacemaking efforts with Afghanistan through its Pax Populi program. Outside the US, he has lived in four countries, France, Taiwan, Singapore, and Indonesia. Bob received his Ph.D. in philosophy and education from Columbia University, Teachers College, and Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. He received his bachelor's degree magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a baccalaureate degree from a French lycée in Paris.
Besides teaching in Bentley’s philosophy department, Bob has taught at Columbia University and at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Prior to entering academia he had a lengthy career in international business, specializing in the application of strategic communications to assist countries in their economic development efforts. He has also served as a consultant to many Fortune 500 and foreign based firms. For the last decade and a half, the focus of his work has been ethics, both in its theoretical and applied forms.