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Programs and Events


Brown Bag Business Ethics Research Series
HCBE invites a select group of distinguished academics to present their work-in-progress on topics in business ethics, broadly construed, to the Bentley community. Our aim to assemble a group of speakers that represent a diversity of intellectual backgrounds and perspectives. Click on the link to see who we have lined up for this year. Got something you want to share with us? Get in touch!

Raytheon Lectureship in Business Ethics
Presented by HCBE at Bentley University with the generous support of the Raytheon Company. 

State Street Global Business Ethics Symposium
The Symposium follows from a multi-year partnership between Bentley University and the State Street Foundation in which international experts, corporate leaders, academics, media, and government representatives come together for an intensive one-day conference dedicated to exploring practical challenges in business ethics and the best practices for responding to them.

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Verizon Visiting Professorship in Business Ethics
Presented by HCBE at Bentley University through the generous support of Verizon Communications, Inc., the Verizon Lectureship is held each year, typically in February.


The Hoffman Center for Business Ethics leads Bentley’s efforts to integrate business ethics and corporate responsibility into the graduate and undergraduate curricula. These efforts resulted in Bentley offering the nation’s first MBA concentration in business ethics in 1995 and the first Graduate Certificate in Business Ethics in the same year.

Graduate Certificate in Business Ethics
The Graduate Certificate in Business Ethics program was developed by HCBE and the Bentley Graduate School of Business as demand grows for advanced education credentials for ethics professionals. Participants learn to handle sensitive ethical issues in business and develop skills and expertise relevant to working with an organizational ethics office or program. This is attainable with only two or three weeks in residence at Bentley University. Email to learn how. 

Managing Ethics in Organizations co-sponsored by HCBE and the ECI
HCBE offers a five-day executive development course in partnership with the Ethics & Compliance Initiative. Introduced in 1995, Managing Ethics in Organizations was the first course in the world to provide ethics and compliance practitioners with a professional credential as well as the practical knowledge and tools to manage an organization's efforts to ensure business integrity.

State Street Global Business Ethics Faculty Workshop
Business Ethics touches every aspect of business and the world of work for which Bentley students are being prepared. Recognizing this, since 1991, HCBE has been helping faculty, across the academic spectrum, to integrate business ethics into their classes. The week-long Business Ethics Teaching Workshop brings together approximately 20 different professors each year, drawn from various academic disciplines, to learn about and share innovative teaching methods and class discussion tools. Since 2004, with support from State Street Corporation, the Business Ethics Teaching Workshop has been open to professors from universities all over the world.


As a way of influencing curriculum development in ethics, in 1988 Bentley’s Center for Business Ethics (CBE) began working with the academic chairs of the Accountancy, Law and Computer Information Systems Departments, providing them with assistance in integrating ethics into their departmental courses. The subsequent work with these departments — and its success in elevating the visibility of ethics in their curricula and stimulating faculty research in this area — prompted CBE to transform this initiative into a formal workshop. The first session was offered in May 1991, and it continues today.

Initially referred to as the Business Ethics “Gadfly” Workshop, the intent has remained the same since its inception — to encourage faculty to address ethical issues and questions of corporate responsibility in courses across the curriculum. The Gadfly reference dates back to Socrates, who described himself as a “gadfly,” a stinging insect whose purpose was to harass and “sting” the citizens of Athens out of their ignorance and intellectual complacency. By “seeding” each academic department with such gadflies, the goal was to develop a core group of faculty who would prod and influence their colleagues to incorporate informed discussions of ethical issues and corporate responsibility in their classes.

Since 1991, Bentley faculty members have gotten together for a five-day workshop to explore ways of integrating ethical issues into their disciplinary courses. The workshop is designed to accomplish this goal through:

  • facilitated discussions among faculty from several different disciplines intended to provide them with a basic grounding in ethical theory and corporate responsibility; and 
  • presentations by the faculty participants on integrating ethics into their courses, with the opportunity for feedback from the workshop facilitators and other participants.

Guest speakers have included representatives from the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association, Fortune 500 Ethics Officers, and Boston-area business people who are responsible for ethics and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Over the years, corporate sponsors of the program have included the GE Foundation, Guardsmark, Liberty Mutual, Monsanto, Sears, Texas Instruments, Verizon, and, most recently, the State Street Foundation.
By focusing on pedagogical tactics and approaches to incorporating ethical and social responsibility issues, the teaching workshop has stimulated a greater comfort level across our faculty. Over time, our experience suggests that faculty become increasingly skilled at engaging students in in-depth discussions of ethical issues, going beyond planned activities (cases, exercises, videos) to drawing on student work-related experiences and issues that emerge “in the moment.”  There are now more than 120 business ethics workshop "alumni” on the Bentley campus, cutting across literally every business and arts and sciences department, and the workshop has had a clear influence on how ethics is dealt with in the curriculum. 

In 2004, the Business Ethics Teaching Workshop went global. Through the generous support of the State Street Foundation, visiting scholars from other colleges and universities around the world have joined Bentley faculty in this exciting endeavor.

The Next Generation ESG Scholars Workshop

For information on this workshop, please visit the Geneen Institute Conference Events page by clicking here

This Year's Workshop

The 16th Annual Bentley Teaching Business Ethics Faculty Development Workshop and Symposium, sponsored by the State Street Foundation and co-hosted by the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics, will be held May 18-21, 2020, on the Bentley University Campus.

To apply for the Workshop, fill out an application and submit it to Jeff Moriarty. If you are looking for more information about the workshop, please contact the facilitators for the workshop: Jill Brown or Jeff Moriarty.

Global Workshop Alumni

Our Global Business Ethics Teaching Workshop Visiting Faculty and Next Generation ESG Scholars Alumni (note: institutional affiliation at the time of participation in the workshop):

  • Samir Abuznaid, Hebron University (Palestinian Territories, 2010)
  • Kajsa Adu, Ashesi University (Ghana, 2011)
  • Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School (Estonia, 2006)
  • Alberto Aleo (Italy, 2015)
  • Alice Alessandri (Italy, 2015)
  • Abdelwehab Alwehab, University of Baghdad (Iraq, 2009)
  • Öykü Arkan, Rutgers Business School (New Jersey 219)
  • Esi Ansah, Ashesi University College (Ghana 2015)
  • Semra Ascigil, Middle East Technical University (Turkey, 2009)
  • Pooria Assadi, California State University (California, 2019)
  • Serap Atakan, Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey, 2011)
  • Darlene Augustine, Pratt Institute (New York, 2013)
  • Rebecca Awuah, Ashesi University (Ghana, 2009, 2013)
  • Mohammad Bader, Al-Quds University (Palestinian Territories, 2010)
  • Henri Bailey, Prairie View A&M University (Texas, 2005)
  • Anna Bajo, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain, 2007)
  • Huma Baqai, Institute of Business Administration (Karachi, Pakistan, 2012)
  • Monica Baraldi, University of Bologna (Italy, 2013)
  • Anne Barraquier, CERAM Sophia Antipolis School of Business 
    (France, 2006)
  • Andrea Bather, University of Waikato (New Zealand, 2013)
  • David Bauman, Anderson College of Business (Colorado 2019)
  • Eshani Beddewela, University Huddersfield Business School (UK, 2014)
  • Juan Benavides Delgado, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain, 2007)
  • Margaret Benefield, Andover Newton Theological School 
    (Massachusetts, 2005)
  • Zara Berberyan, HSBA Hamburg School of Business (Germany, 2019)
  • Marta Bicho, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Lisbon University Institute (Portugal, 2014)
  • Norm Bishara, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (2014)
  • Marible Blasco, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark, 2015)
  • Zsolt Boda, Budapest University (Hungary, 2004)
  • Tommy Borglund, Stockholm School of Economics 
    (Sweden, 2005) & Visiting Scholar of the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics
  • Lynn Bowes-Sperry, Western New England University (Massachusetts, 2018)
  • Cynthia Brusman, Executive Jet Management (Ohio, 2010)
  • Andreas Budihardjo, Prasetiya Business School (Indonesia, 2009)
  • Mark Budolfson, Harvard University (Massachusetts, 2019)
  • Denis Burks, Berry College (Georgia, 2015)
  • Jeanne Calderon, New York University (New York, 2006)
  • Ricardo Calleja, IESE, University of Navarra (Spain, 2018)
  • Freed Calvert, Executive Jet Management (Ohio, 2010)
  • Victoria Caparas, University of Asia & Pacific (Philippines, 2005)
  • Juan Carrillo Hermosilla (Instituto de Empressa Business School (Spain, 2007)
  • Tania Casado, University of Sao Paulo (Brazil, 2010)
  • Carol Cirka, Ursinus College (Pennsylvania, 2009)
  • Steven Chanenson,Villanova (Pennsylvania, 2015)
  • Stacie Chappell, Western New England University (Massachusetts 2018)
  • Frank Christmann, University  of Seattle (Seattle, 2005)    
  • Sandra Chrystal, University of Southern California 
    (California, 2005)
  • Breeda Comyns, Euromed Management (France, 2011)
  • Daniel Corrigan, Marymount University (Virginia, 2019)
  • Elise Perrault Crawford, College of Charleston (South Carolina, 2012)
  • Julia Dare, Next Generation ESG Scholar, University of Southern California (California, 2009), Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific (2014)
  • Keith Diener, Stockton University (New Jersey, 2016)
  • Lea Dippenaar, University of Pretoria (South Africa, 2004)
  • Annlorraine Edwards, State University of New York at Oswego (2013)
  • Noha El-Bassiouny, German University in Cairo (Egypt, 2010)
  • Ouaffa (Wafa) El Garah, Al Akhawayn University (Morocco, 2013)
  • Bill English, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown
  • University (DC, 2017)
  • Carolyn Erdener, Middle East Technical Univeristy (Northern Cyprus, 2008)
  • Hamidullah Farooqi, Kabul University (Afghanistan, 2008)
  • Jose Luis Fernandez Fernandez, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain, 2007)
  • Ignacio Ferrero, University of Navarre (Spain, 2011)
  • Ricardo Flores, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria (Canada, 2018)
  • Juanita Kimiyo Forrester, PhD candidate, Georgia State University (Georgia, 2017)
  • Elizabeth Franklin-Johnson, Euromed Management (France, 2011)
  • Fritz Gairing, Pforzheim University (Germany, 2014)
  • Pablo Garcia-Ruiz, University of Zaragoza (Spain, 2017)
  • Tracy L. Gonzalez-Padron, University of Colorado in Colorado Springs (Colorado, 2012)
  • Oscar González-Peralta, IESE Business School (Spain, 2018)
  • Milenko Gudić (Serbia, 2016)
  • Manuel Guillén. University of Valencia (Spain, 2016)
  • Fred Guy, University of Baltimore (Maryland, 2005)
  • Eldrid Gynnild, Norwegian School of Management (Norway, 2004)
  • Solange Hai, PhD candidate, ESADE Business School,  Ramon Llull University (Spain, 2017)
  • Pamela Harper, School of Management, Marist College (New York, 2017)
  • Rosemary Hartigan, University of Maryland (Maryland, 2005)
  • Tarek Hatem, American University in Cairo (Egypt, 2013)
  • Eric Hauer, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Austria, 2006)
  • Olga Voronina Hawn, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Duke University (North Carolina, 2010)
  • Erin Henry, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Harvard Business School (Massachusetts, 2014)
  • Gil Hersch, Virginia Tech (Virginia, 2019)
  • Jonathan Hibbard, Questrom School of Business, Boston University (Massachusetts, 2017)
  • Kai Hockerts, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark, 2015)
  • Chang-Yau Hoon, Singapore Management University (Singapore, 2015)
  • Ralph Huenemann, University of Victoria (Canada, 2009)
  • Hashir Ibne Irshad, FAST National University (Pakistan, 2012)
  • Vishwanathan Iyer, ICFAI Business School (India, 2006)
  • David Jacobs, Morgan State University (Maryland, 2016)
  • Eugene Jaffe, Ruppin Academic Center (Israel, 2010)
  • Ann Jennings, University of Houston-Downtown (Texas, 2007)
  • Shalini Sarin Jain, Next Generation ESG Scholar, University of Washington (Seattle, 2013 & 2017)
  • Tanusree Jain, University of Victoria (British Columbia, 2016)
  • Whitney Johnson, St. Cloud State University (Minnesota, 2017)
  • Sara Jordan, Center for Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Tech (Virginia, 2017)
  • Jerome Joseph, Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India, 2012)
  • Laura Jun, Pusan National University (South Korea, 2017)
  • Fred Kakaire, Multitech Business School (Uganda, 2011)
  • Larry Kalbers, Loyola Marymount University (California, 2011)
  • Richard Kalish, Dominican University (California, 2017)
  • Simrit Kaur, University of Delhi (India, 2012)
  • Avi Kay, Jerusalem College of Technology (Israel, 2005)
  • Howard Kanter, DePaul University (Chicago, 2004)
  • Liora Katzenstein, ISEMI-Entrepreneurship (Israel, 2010)
  • Patricia Kelley, University of Washington (Washington, 2007)
  • Bruce Kibler, University of Wisconsin-Superior (2010)
  • Thoman Kjaergaard, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Aarhus University (Denmark, 2013)
  • Gerald Knesek, University of Michigan-Flint School (Michigan, 2018)
  • Senthil Kumar, ICFAI Business School (India, 2006)
  • Noomen Lahimer, Mediterranean School of Business - Tunis (Tunisia, 2013)
  • Jolene Lampton, Park University Austin (Texas, 2011)
  • Bill Lawrence, New York Institute of Technology (New York, 2005)
  • Joanne Lawrence, Hult International Business School (2010)
  • Olufemi Adigun Lawal, Latos State University (Nigeria, 2016)
  • Cubie Lau, Next Generation ESG Scholar, University College Dublin (Ireland, 2010)
  • Jegoo Lee, Stonehill College (2014)
  • Lisa Lewin, Rutgers Business School (New Jersey, 2016)
  • Barrie E. Litzky, Penn State Great Valley (Pennsylvania, 2012)
  • Yan Liu, Management School, Qingdao Technological University (China, 2014)
  • Julie Lockhart, Western Washington University (Washington, 2004)
  • Andrew Lynn, University of Virginia (Virginia, 2019)
  • Matthew Maguire, San Jose State University (California, 2019)
  • Tiffany Maldonado, University of Houston (Texas, 2012)
  • Patricia Martinez, University of Cantabria (Spain, 2014)
  • Ruth Massie, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Cass Business School (UK, 2014)
  • Virginia Maurer, University of Florida (Florida, 2011)
  • Seth Mayer, Manchester University (Indiana 2019)
  • Kelli Mayes-Denker, St. Ambrose University (Iowa, 2012)
  • Garry McDaniel, Franklin University (Ohio, 2007)
  • Margaret C. McKee, Saint Mary’s University (Nova Scotia, Canada, 2012)
  • Carol J. Meier, Boston University (Massachusetts, 2017)
  • Paul Melendez, University of Arizona (Arizona, 2006)
  • George Miaoulis, Lynchberg College (Virginia, 2006)
  • Amalia Milberg, IAE (Argentina, 2004)
  • Francy Milner, University of Colorado (Colorado, 2008)
  • Preethi Misha, Nottingham Business School (UK, 2019)
  • Ivan Montiel, Zicklin School of Business (New York, 2019)
  • Sue Moon, Long Island University’s College of Management (New York, 2017)
  • Mahak Nagpal, Rutgers Business School (New Jersey, 2019)
  • Obaid Nejati, American University of Afghanistan (Afghanistan, 2008)
  • Jonathan Nelson, Morehead State University ( Kentucky, 2016)
  • Jianbo Niu, Nankai Univeristy (China, 2018) & Visiting Scholar at the Hoffman Center for Business, Bentley University
  • Miguel Olivas-Lujan, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) and Clarion University, Pennsylvania (2006)
  • Tricia Olsen, University of Denver
  • Jo Ann Oravec, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater (Wisconsin, 2012)
  • Eric Palmer, Allegheny College (Pennsylvania, 2017)
  • Jacob Park, Green Mountain College (Vermont, 2009)
  • Bruce Paton, San Francisco State University (California, 2008)
  • Robert Phillips, University of Richmond (Virginia, 2015)
  • Isabelle Pignatel, Euromed Management (France, 2011)
  • Carolyn Plump, La Salle University (Massachusetts, 2018)
  • Gayle Porter, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Jersey, 2006)
  • Tara Radin, George Washington University (DC, 2018)
  • Prem Ramburuth, University of New South Wales (Australia, 2011)
  • Emmanuel Raufflet, HEC Montréal (Québec, Canada, 2016)
  • Subhasis Ray, Xavier University (India, 2018)
  • Anne Reino, Tartu University (Estonia, 2008)
  • Emmanuelle Reynaud, Aix-Marseille University (France, 2019)
  • MaryAnn Reynolds, Western Washington University (Washington, 2005)
  • Steve Riccio, Dickinson College (Pennsylvania, 2017)
  • Alan Richardson, York University (Canada, 2004)
  • Patrick Roberts, Virginia Tech (Virginia 2017)
  • Marta Rocchi, Dublin City University (Ireland, 2019)
  • Susan Sadowski, Visiting Scholar at the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics, Bentley University (Massachusetts, 2017)
  • Rommel (Bombie) Salvador, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (2012)
  • Melissa Samuelson, Thunderbird University (Arizona 2010)
  • Mathias Schüz, Zurich University (Switzerland, 2019)
  • Carolina Serrano-Archimi, Aix-Marseille University (France, 2019)
  • Elies Segui, Technical University of Valencia (Spain 2016)
  • Arthur Shacklock, Griffith University (Australia, 2006)
  • Ben Shaw, Bond University (Australia, 2011)
  • Yuliya Shymko, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Institute Empressa (SPAIN, 2009)
  • Aditya Simha, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (Wisconsin, 2018)
  • Heja Sindi, University of Kurdistan (Iraq, 2009)
  • Monica Singhania, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (India, 2014)
  • Alejo Jose Sison, University of Navarre (Spain 2019)
  • Rieneke Slager, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Nottingham University (England, 2009)
  • Nikodemus Solitander, Hanken School of Economics (Finland, 2015)
  • Vivek Soundararajan, Next Generation ESG Scholar, University of London (UK, 2014)
  • Anthony Spio, Ashesi University (Ghana, 2010)
  • Rachel Spooner, Boston University (Massachusetts 2016)
  • Elankumaran Srinivasan, TA Pai Management Institute (India, 2009)
  • Erica Steckler, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Boston College (Massachusetts 2010) Visiting Scholar at the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics, Bentley University (Massachusetts, 2017)
  • Greta Steenvoorden, Hanken School of Economics (Finland, 2015)
  • Oscar Jerome Stewart, San Francisco State University (California, 2019)
  • Robert Strand, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark, 2010)
  • Isidoro Talavera, Franklin University (Ohio, 2008)
  • Eugene K.B. Tan, School of Law, Singapore Management University (Singapore, 2014)
  • Tay Keong Tan, Radford University (Virginia 2016)
  • Caterina Tantalo, San Francisco State University (2013)
  • Tarek Tantoush, Libyan Academy of Graduate Studies (Libya, 2013)
  • Anne Tercinet, EM Lyon (France, 2004)
  • Sandra Trejos, Clarion University (Pennsylvania, 2017)
  • Shiv Tripathi, CMR University (India, 2018)
  • Thomas Thijssens, Next Generation ESG Scholar, Maastricht University (Netherlands, 2009)
  • Smita K. Trivedi, George Washington University (Washington, D.C., 2012)
  • Gokhan Turgut, Next Generation ESG Scholar, HEC Montreal (2013)
  • Greg Unruh, Thunderbird University (Arizona, 2005)
  • Maaja Vadi, Tartua University (Estonia, 2008)
  • Lucy Vannata-D’Aprile, Victoria University (Australia, 2006)
  • Virginie Vial, Euromed Marseille School of Management (France, 2007)
  • Lutisha Vickerie, Rutgers Business School (New Jersey 2016)
  • Nuria Villagra, Villanueva University (Spain, 2007)
  • Julie (Yuli) Wang, Yunnan Normal University Business School (China, 2017) & Visiting Scholar at the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics, Bentley University
  • David Wernick, Florida International University (Florida, 2018)
  • Richard E. Wokutch, Virginia Tech (2014) 
  • Jonathan Ying, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (2013)
  • Hui Yun Yu, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Taiwan, 2011)
  • Rodica Milena Zaharia, Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Romania 2016)
  • Ruojan Zheng, Xiamen University (China, 2005) & Visiting Scholar at the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics, Bentley University
  • Stelios Zyglidopoulos, University of Glasgow (Scotland, 2017)
  • Aron Zylberman, Tipo Consultores Associados (Brazil, 2010)