One of the founding faculty members of the Jepson School, Dr. Joanne B. Ciulla teaches courses on ethics, critical thinking, conflict resolution, and leadership in international contexts.
A demanding and creative teacher, she was honored in 2007 with the University's highest award for teaching and in 2003 with the Outstanding Faculty Award from The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Her academic appointments have included the UNESCO Chair in Leadership Studies at the United Nations International Leadership Academy in Jordan and appointments at La Salle University, the Harvard Business School, and The Wharton School. She has also held visiting appointments at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa, Oxford University, The University of Melbourne, and Nyenrode Universitit in the Netherlands.
Dr. Ciulla’s research interests are leadership ethics, business ethics, international leadership and the philosophy of work. She is a prolific writer, her books include Ethics, The Heart of Leadership; The Working Life: The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work; and The Ethics of Leadership. She co-authored a business ethics text titled Honest Work: A Business Ethics Reader and co-edited a collection of essays on The Quest for Ethical Leaders: Essays in Leadership Ethics and the 3 volume reference set, Leadership Ethics. She is the editor of the 3 volume set Leadership at the Crossroads. The book critics at Amazon.com ranked The Working Life as No. 2 in their list of the 10 best business books of 2000. Her latest publication is the three-volume set Leadership Ethics. In addition to her books, she is the series editor of New Horizons in Leadership Studies (Edward Elgar).
Dr. Ciulla is the former president of the Society for Business Ethics and The International Society for Business, Economics and Ethics. She gives lectures and seminars all over the world and has worked with organizations such as the Aspen Institute, the World Economic Forum and the Brookings Institution.
Outstanding Educator Award, The Virginia State Council of Higher Education, 2003
Ciulla, Joanne B., Clancy Martin, and Robert C. Solomon. Honest Work: A Business Ethics Reader. New York: Oxford University Press, 3rd edition 2014.
Ciulla, Joanne B., ed. Ethics, The Heart of Leadership. Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 3rd edition 2014.
Ciulla, Joanne B. Set Editor (3 volumes). Leadership at the Crossroads, Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008.
Ciulla, Joanne B. Editor. Leadership and the Humanities. Vol. 3. Leadership at the Crossroads, Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008.
Joanne B. Ciulla, “Conversations and Correspondence with Burns on the Ethics of Transforming Leadership,” Leadership and the Humanities, 3.1 (2015), pp. 26-31.
The ethics of GM's bad decision (WRVA)
Wed., Apr. 2, 2014
Searching for Mandela: What a study of Mandela tells us about studying leaders
Fri., Mar. 28, 2014
Ciulla discusses "town hall" presidential debate format (NBC 12)
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012
Ciulla writes on "Liberal Arts and the Jepson Way"
Tue., Jun. 23, 2009
Philosophy of Work