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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 problems in applied ethics. He was a student of Joel Feinberg at the University of Arizona and studied politics on a John M. Olin Fellowship at the University of Oxford. In addition to teaching leadership ethics, he teaches courses on influence and critical thinking.

    His latest book, "Leadership and the Ethics of Influence," was published by Routledge in 2020. He 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 three-volume "International Library of Leadership," "The Quest for Moral Leadership: Essays on Leadership Ethics," "The Values of Presidential Leadership," "Executive Power in Theory and Practice," and "The Ethics of Ability and Enhancement." His work has appeared in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Leadership and the Humanities, Leadership Quarterly, Leadership, Journal of Political Philosophy, Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly, The Leadership and Organization Development Journal, and American Philosophical Quarterly.

    In 2005, he 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.

    For a decade, Price served as associate dean for academic affairs in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. He is a former member of the board of directors of the International Leadership Association, as well as a founding editor of Jepson Studies in Leadership. He currently sits on the editorial boards of Journal of Business Ethics and Leadership Quarterly.

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    • Awards

      Distinguished Scholarship Award, University of Richmond, 2022

      Jepson School Award for Leadership and Service, University of Richmond, 2016

      Distinguished Educator Award, University of Richmond, 2004

  • Selected Publications

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

    Flanigan, Jessica, and Terry L. Price (eds.), The Ethics of Ability and Enhancement (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

    Hugh Liebert, Gary L. McDowell, and Terry Price (eds.), Executive Power in Theory and Practice (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

    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. “A ‘Critical Leadership Ethics’ Approach to the Ethical Leadership Construct,Leadership 14 (2018): 687–706. First published online (June 7, 2017). DOI: 10.1177/1742715017710646.

    Price, Terry L., “Political Leadership and the Social Value of Privacy,” Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly 32 (2015): 2-8.

    Price, Terry L., “Judgmental Privacy and the Special Obligations of Leadership,” Leadership and the Humanities 2 (2014): 120-129.

    Hoyt, Crystal L., Terry L. Price, and Laura Poatsy, “The Social Role Theory of Unethical Leadership,” Leadership Quarterly 24 (2013): 712-723.

    Hoyt, Crystal L., Terry L. Price, and Alyson E. Emrick, “Leadership and the More-Important-Than-Average Effect: Overestimation of Group Goals and the Justification of Unethical Behavior,” Leadership 6 (2010): 391-407.

    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. “The Ethics of Laughing at Yourself, Laughing at Others, and Allowing Others to Laugh at You.” In Lead with a Sense of Humor (Vol.2): Why (and How to) Be a Funnier and More Effective Educational Leader and Laugh All the Way to Your Institution, edited by Kishor Vaidya (Melbourne, Australia: The Curious Academic Publishing, 2022), pp. 111-118.

    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 Paradoxical 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), pp. 383-403.

    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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