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Dr. Joanne B. Ciulla

Professor Emerita

Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile

    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.

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    • Awards

      International Leadership Association Leadership Legacy Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018

      Distinguished Educator Award, University of Richmond, 2007

      Outstanding Educator Award, The Virginia State Council of Higher Education, 2003

      Prize Best Business Books of 2000 from the editors of Amazon.com

    • Professional Experience

      Visiting Professor, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Netherlands, The European Institute for Business Ethics (2009-13)

      Adjunct Professor in Leadership Ethics, Centre for Leadership Ethics in Africa, University of Fort Hare, South Africa (2009-11)

      Visiting Scholar, Center for Public Leadership, JFK School of Government, Harvard University (2002-03)

      UNESCO Chair in leadership Studies, United Nations University International Leadership Academy, Amman, Jordan (1999-2000)

      Senior Fellow, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1986-1991)

  • Selected Publications

    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 Ethics, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2013.

    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.

    Ciulla, Joanne B., Clancy Martin, and Robert C. Solomon. Honest Work: A Business Ethics Reader. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

    Ciulla, Joanne B., Terry L. Price, and Susan E, Murphy, Eds. The Quest for Moral Leaders: Essays on Leadership Ethics. Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2005.

    Ciulla, Joanne B. The Ethics of Leadership. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing, 2003.

    Ciulla, Joanne B. The Working Life: The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work. New York: Times Business Books, 2000, Crown Business Books, 2001 & Three Rivers Press, 2002.

    Journal Articles

    Joanne B. Ciulla,  “Conversations and Correspondence with Burns on the Ethics of Transforming Leadership,” Leadership and the Humanities, 3.1 (2015), pp. 26-31.

    Joanne B. Ciulla, Searching for Mandela: The Insights of Biographical Research, Leadership, published on-line in 2014 and forthcoming in print, 2015.

    Joanne B. Ciulla, “Habits and Virtues: Does it Matter if a Leader Kicks a Dog?” Rivista Internationazionale De Filosophia e Psicologia Vol. 5 (2014) n. 3, pp. 332-342.

    Ciulla, Joanne B. “Leadership and the Ethics of Care.” The Journal of Business Ethics, 88.1 (2009): 3-4.

    Ciulla, Joanne B. Editor. Special Issue of the Leadership Quarterly: Leadership: A View from the Humanities 19.4 (2008)

    Ciulla, Joanne B. “The State of Leadership Ethics and the Work that Lies Before Us.” Business Ethics: A European Review 14.4 (2005): 323-335.

    Ciulla, Joanne B. “Getting to the Future First.” The Business Ethics Quarterly 10.1 (2000): 53-63.

    Book Chapters

    Joanne B. Ciulla. “What We Learned Along the Way.” The Quest for a General Theory of Leadership. Eds. George Goethals and Georgia Sorenson. Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2006. 221-223.

    Ciulla, Joanne B. “Is Good Leadership Contrary to Human Nature?” Handbook on Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business. Eds. J. Doh & S. Strumpf. Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2005. 114-134.

    Ciulla, Joanne B. “Environmental Leadership in Government.” Environmentalism and the Technologies of Tomorrow. Eds. Robert Olson and David Rejeski. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2004.

    Joanne B. Ciulla. “Ethics and Leadership Effectiveness.” The Nature of Leadership. Eds. J. Antonakis, A. T. Cianciolo, and R. J. Sternberg. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2004. 302-327.

    Ciulla, Joanne B. “Honest Work.” Business Leadership: A Jossey-Bass Reader. Ed. James M. Kouses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. 268-278.

    Ciulla, Joanne B. “The Ethical Challenges of Non-Profit Leaders.” Improving Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations. Eds. Ronald E. Riggio and Susan S. Orr. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2003. 63-75.

    Ciulla, Joanne B. “Trust and the Future of Leadership.” Blackwell Guide to Business Ethics, Ed. Norm Bowie. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2002. 334-351.

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