About Joanne Ciulla
Professor Joanne Ciulla is a pioneer in the field of leadership ethics. Her research on the ethical challenges of leadership is interdisciplinary but draws heavily on literature in philosophy and history. She received her PhD in Philosophy from Temple University. She also does extensive research in business ethics, and we are proud to share that Joanne has been involved with the Tobias Fellows program for over a decade.
Ciulla was honored with 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2018 from International Leadership Association and the Society for Business Ethics. In 2018 her research also earned her the Eminent Leadership Scholar Award from Network of Leadership Scholars, The Academy of Management.
Prior to joining Rutgers Business School, she held the Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, where she was one of the founding faculty of the school, which is the first degree granting liberal arts school of leadership studies in the world.
Ciulla has held academic appointments at Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, LaSalle University, and numerous visiting appointments outside of the U.S., including the UNESCO chair in Leadership Studies at the United Nations International Leadership Academy in Jordan. She is a Fulbright Specialist, which allows her to work with institutions outside of the US on programs and research related to ethics and leadership.
Ciulla sits on the editorial boards of The Business Ethics Quarterly, The Leadership Quarterly, and Leadership and she edits the New Horizons in Leadership Studies Series (Edward Elgar), which is one of the largest collections of books from the humanities and the social sciences on leadership. Ciulla has served as former president of The Society for Business Ethics and The International Society for Business, Ethics, and Economics. She has also worked with the Aspen Institute and The Brookings Institution and has given lectures and seminars to business and government organizations all over the world.Explore the complete oral history of Joanne Ciulla