Ethics Gateway

About the Authors & Editors

Dr. Bradley R. Agle

George W. Romney Endowed Professor; Romney Institute of Public Management, Brigham Young University

Brad Agle is currently the George W. Romney Professor at Brigham Young University, teaching ethics courses at the Romney Institute of Public Management. At Brigham Young, he serves on the MBA Committee and as the Council Chair of the Ethics Committee at the Wheatley Institution. He is also a member of the Ethics Committee for USA Synchro.

Before coming to BYU, Brad Agle was an Associate Professor of Strategy, Organizations, and Environment at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was also the Director of the Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership from 2000-2009. Dr. Agle has also served on the Advisory Board of Mosaica Education Inc., the Advisory Board of the Johnson Institute, the Board of Directors of the Oncology Nursing Society, the Executive Committee of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management, the Executive Board of the International Association for Business and Society, as a Senior Research Fellow with the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C., and as a judge for the American Business Ethics Awards. Prior to joining the Katz school faculty, he was the Arthur Andersen Fellow for Chief Executive Studies and Research Director at the Center for Leadership and Career Studies at Emory University (currently the Chief Executive Leadership Institute at Yale University).

A top-rated and award-winning teacher and researcher, Dr. Agle teaches courses in business ethics and strategic leadership and has taught in Brazil, China, Britain, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. His teaching brought the University of Pittsburgh the distinction of being the #2 ranked executive MBA program in the world in business ethics by Business Week. In the undergraduate area, Dr. Agle created the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics, the world's first integrated undergraduate specialty in ethical leadership in business. His work has been featured in various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and CNN, and he has been a guest on CNBC's "Morning Call", "Power Lunch", and "Closing Bell".

Dr. David W. Hart

Associate Professor of Ethics and Public Management; Romney Institute of Public Management, Brigham Young University

David W. Hart is associate professor in the Romney Institute of Public Management at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He earned his PhD in Public Administration at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs at the State University of New York at Albany. David has taught courses on strategy and leadership, but now almost exclusively teaches ethics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research focuses on ethics as well. As a self-described ethics hack, he has wide-ranging interests in areas as diverse as abuses of power, loyalty, lateral hiring, moral imagination, happiness, and even social contract theory. He and his wife, Lisa, have three boys.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Thompson

Associate Professor of Public Management; Romney Institute of Public Management, Brigham Young University

Jeff Thompson is an associate professor at Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management. He earned a PhD in organizational behavior, with an emphasis in ethics, at the University of Minnesota in 1999. Thompson’s research has been published in top management and ethics journals such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Business Ethics Quarterly and Journal of Business Ethics. Thompson focuses on meaningful work and ethical dimensions of the organization-employee relationship. His article on work as a calling, published in Administrative Science Quarterly, was named Outstanding Publication in the field of Organizational Behavior by three different professional associations in 2009. He teaches course in organizational behavior and business ethics in the Marriott School. He has led graduate students on several study abroad programs to Ghana to provide training to NGO leaders. He is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker on the topic of meaningful work.

Hilary M. Hendricks

Academic Editor and Researcher; Brigham Young University

Hilary Hendricks is a writer, researcher, and academic editor, providing services to the Brigham Young University community. She graduated in 2014 with an MBA from the Marriott School of Management, where she focused her studies on organizational behavior and individual ethics.