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Dr. Terry L. Price

Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law and Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics

Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile

    Dr. Terry L. Price specializes in leadership ethics and moral psychology. A philosopher with grounding in psychology, he focuses his teaching and research interests on applied ethics. He studied politics on a John M. Olin Fellowship at the University of Oxford. In addition to teaching leadership ethics, he has taught business ethics, medical ethics, and contemporary moral issues.

    In his latest book, Leadership and the Ethics of Influence, published by Routledge in 2020, Price uses philosophy and leadership studies to show how leaders across different contexts can be justified in getting followers to do things. He is also the author of Leadership Ethics: An Introduction and Understanding Ethical Failures in Leadership, both published by Cambridge University Press.

    Price is co-editor of The International Library of Leadership and The Quest for Moral Leadership: Essays on Leadership Ethics. His work has been published in Business Ethics Quarterly, Leadership Quarterly, A Quest for a General Theory of Leadership, Encyclopedia of Leadership, Journal of Value Inquiry, Journal of Political Philosophy, The Leadership and Organization Development Journal and American Philosophical Quarterly.

    In 2005, Price launched Jepson at Cambridge, a summer program that offers students the opportunity to study leadership and law at Cambridge University’s Emmanuel College.

    During the 2006-07 academic year, he was visiting associate professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a fellow at the Parr Center for Ethics. He received the University of Richmond's Distinguished Educator Award in 2004.

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    • Awards

      Distinguished Educator Award, University of Richmond, 2004

  • Selected Publications

    Price, Terry L., Leadership and the Ethics of Influence (New York: Routledge, 2020).

    Price, Terry L., Leadership Ethics: An Introduction (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

    Price, Terry L., and J. Thomas Wren (Eds.), The Values of Presidential Leadership (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

    Price, Terry L., Understanding Ethical Failures in Leadership (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006).

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

    Wren, J. Thomas, Douglas A. Hicks, and Terry L. Price (Eds.), The International Library of Leadership: Traditional Classics on Leadership (Vol. I), Modern Classics on Leadership (Vol. II), and New Perspectives on Leadership (Vol. III) (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2004).

    Journal Articles

    Price, Terry L., Review Article on Kenneth Goodpaster, "Conscience and Corporate Culture," Business Ethics Quarterly 19 (2009): 129-139.

    Price, Terry L., “Kant's Advice for Leaders: No, You Aren't Special,” Leadership Quarterly: Special Issue on Leadership in the Humanities 19 (2008): 478-487.

    Price, Terry L., “The Ethics of Authentic Transformational Leadership,” Leadership Quarterly 14 (2003): 67-81.

    Price, Terry L., “Character, Conscientiousness, and Conformity to Will,” Journal of Value Inquiry 35 (2001): 151-163.

    Price, Terry L., “Explaining Ethical Failures of Leadership,” The Leadership and Organization Development Journal: Special Issue on Leadership and Ethics 21 (2000): 177-184.

    Book Chapters

    Price, Terry L. “Feeling and Dirty Hands: The Role of Regret Experienced by Responsible Agents.” In Judgment and Leadership: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Concepts, Practice, and Development, edited by Anna B. Kayes and D. Christopher Kayes, 117-29, New Horizons in Leadership Studies. (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2021).

    Price, Terry L. “Explaining Versus Responding to Ethical Failures in Leadership,” in Anders Örtenblad (ed.), Debating Bad Leadership: Reasons and Remedies (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), pp. 319-33.

    Price, Terry L. “Charismatic Leadership, Ethics, and Politics,” in José Pedro Zúquete (ed.), Routledge International Handbook of Charisma (New York: Routledge, 2020).

    Price, Terry L., “Why Leaders Need Not Be Moral Saints,” in Joanne B. Ciulla (ed.), Ethics, the Heart of Leadership, 3rd edition (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2014), pp. 129-150.

    Price, Terry L., “The Role of Moral Reasoning in Ethical Failures in Leadership,” in Birgit Schyns and Tiffany Hansbrough (Eds.), When Leadership Goes Wrong: Destructive Leadership, Mistakes, and Ethical Failures (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2010).

    Price, Terry L., “Common Good,” in Richard A. Couto (Ed.), Political and Civic Leadership: A Sage Reference Book (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2010).

    Price, Terry L., “Philosophical Approaches to Leadership,” “Responsibility,” and “Transformational Leadership,” in Jonathan Gosling and Antonio Marturano (Eds.), Leadership: The Key Concepts (Oxford: Routledge, 2007).

    Price, Terry L., “Leadership and Common Purpose,” in Richard Couto (Ed.), Reflections on Leadership (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2007).

    Price, Terry L., “Abuse, Privilege, and the Conditions of Responsibility for Leaders,” in Joanne B. Ciulla, Terry L. Price, and Susan E. Murphy (eds.), The Quest for Moral Leaders: Essays in Leadership Ethics (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2005).

    Price, Terry L., “Ethics,” “Dirty Hands,” and “Philosophy,” in George R. Goethals, Georgia Sorenson, and James MacGregor Burns (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Leadership (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2004).

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