Kenneth E. Goodpaster, Ph.D.

Kenneth Goodpaster holds the David and Barbara Koch Chair in Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Michigan and holds an A.M. in Philosophy from that school, and an A.B. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

Professor Goodpaster taught graduate and undergraduate philosophy at Notre Dame before joining the faculty of the Harvard Business School in 1980, where he taught both M.B.A. candidates and business executives until 1990.

His research in applied philosophy, focusing on the dynamic relationships among three levels of ethical analysis -- the person, the organization, and the capitalist system -- has led to course development, numerous journal publications, encyclopedia articles, and other books including Ethics in Management (Harvard Business School, 1984) and Managerial Decision Making and Ethical Values with Thomas R. Piper (Harvard Business School, 1989).

Goodpaster is on the editorial boards of many professional journals in business ethics and consults with corporations and educational institutions throughout the world. One of his articles is available for HCS viewers to read: "Institutionalizing Ethics in a Global Economy."

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