Chris MacDonald, Ph.D.

Philosopher and ethicist.

I'm Associate Professor (Tenured) at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada), where I am Director of the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Program, and host the Business Ethics Speakers Series.

I'm also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Duke University's Kenan Institute for Ethics.

I have held major research grants from both the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (of Canada) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

I was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics" for 2008 through 2011, by Ethisphere Magazine.

I teach and conduct research in business. I'm co-editor of the new, peer-reviewed Business Ethics Journal Review.

I'm a former Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University, and former Graduate Research Associate at the University of British Columbia's Young Centre for Applied Ethics.

I'm active in ethics-related scholarly organizations. I was President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics, and am a former member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bioethics Society. I'm also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Ethics.

I'm co-author of The Power of Critical Thinking, 2nd Canadian Edn. (Vaughn & MacDonald, Oxford University Press, 2010).

Finally, I write a popular Business Ethics Blog, which also appears on the website of Canadian Business magazine.

Reaching Me:

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    Department of Law & Business,
    Ted Rogers School of Management
    Ryerson University,
    350 Victoria St.,
    Toronto, ON
    M5B 2K3


My published work, by topic area:

"What is the EthicsWeb?"

An website.

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