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Jeffery Smith, PhD

Chair, Department of Management
Professor, Department of Management
Boeing Frank Shrontz Chair of Professional Ethics


Jeffery Smith is Seattle University's Frank Shrontz Chair in Professional Ethics and Professor of Management in the Albers School of Business and Economics where he teaches ethics in the management, finance and accounting programs. Professor Smith's research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy and business, currently focusing on ethical decision making in organizations and the philosophical foundations of corporate social responsibility. Smith's work has been published in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, the Journal of Business Ethics and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. He is also the co-author of the nationally recognized textbook Ethics and the Conduct of Business. Professor Smith is past President of the Society for Business Ethics and has held visiting appointments at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and the Keck Graduate Institute. Professor Smith received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Courses Taught

  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Moral and Political Philosophy