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Jessica Ludescher Imanaka, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Management
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
(shared appointment with College of Arts & Sciences)


Jessica Ludescher Imanaka is an Associate Professor in the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University, where she holds a joint appointment in Management and Philosophy. She teaches Ethical Reasoning, Ethical Reasoning in Business, Ethics in Business, Spiritual Business, and Philosophy of the Human Person at SU. Imanaka’s research has focused on corporate social responsibility, theory of the firm, political economy, sustainability, environmental justice, globalization, philosophy of technology, and Catholic social thought.

Courses Taught

  • Business Ethics


Her papers have appeared in The Harvard International Review, Business and Society Review, The Independent Review, Environmental Ethics, The Journal of Catholic Social Thought, The Journal of Jesuit Business Education, Somatics Journal, The Journal of Management for Global Sustainability, the International Journal of E-Business Research, the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, and the Journal of Religion and Business Ethics.