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Nathan Colaner, PhD, MBA

Program Director, Business Analytics
Teaching Professor, Management


Professor Colaner is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Management at Seattle University, where he is also Director of Business Analytics. His research and teaching focus on the ethical implications of the development and use of analytics and artificial intelligence. He also consults for the Vatican, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and various other business and nonprofit organizations.


  • MBA, Certificate in Business Analytics, Seattle University
  • PhD in Philosophy, University of Kansas (Honors Defense)
  • MA in Philosophy, University of Kansas
  • BA in Philosophy, Miami University of Ohio

Courses Taught

  • AI Ethics for Business
  • Law and Ethics in Business Analytics
  • Cybersecurity: Privacy, Ethics, and Abuse
  • Ethical Reasoning in Business
  • Managing Stakeholders with Data
  • Teams, Leadership, and Decision-Making