W. Michael Hoffman

W. Michael Hoffman

Bentley University

Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics, and Founding Executive Director, Center for Business Ethics

Since 1976, the Center for Business Ethics has served as a research and consulting institute and an educational forum for the exchange of ideas and information in business ethics. Mike has authored or edited 16 books, including Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality (5th edition forthcoming), The Ethical Edge, and Ethics Matters: How to Implement Values-Driven Management, and has published over 100 articles. He consults on business ethics for corporations and other organizations, and serves as an expert witness in litigation. Mike was co-founder and the first Executive Director of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association and the Advisor to its Board of Directors for ten years. He was co-founder and President of the Society for Business Ethics, served on the advisory board of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and is frequently sought out globally for professional lectures and media interviews. Mike received the 2007 Humanist of the Year Award from The Ethical Society of Boston, the 2009 Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics Award for lifetime contributions to the profession, the 2011 lifetime achievement award for distinguished service to the field of business ethics from the Society for Business Ethics, and the 2011 Champion’s Award from the Central and European Management Association for responsible management education. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and has been a professor for over 40 years in higher education.