Managing Director

Nathan Colaner, PhD, MBA, Department of Management


Dr Nathan Colaner is a Senior Instructor and Director of Business Analytics at Seattle University. He has also recently accepted the role of Managing Director of SU's Ethics and Technology. His recent research is on the ethical development of machine learning, specifically regarding the creation of explainable artificial intelligence. His teaching revolves around institutional ethics, focusing on the ethical implications of organizations' increasing reliance on digital technology. As a consultant, he works directly with businesses, government, military, and religious societies to assess risk in implementing big data and AI solutions.


Oversight Committee

  • Maria Carl, Chair, Department of Philosophy
  • Richard Fehrenbacher, Director, Center for Digital Learning and Innovation
  • Richard LeBlanc, Professor, Department of Computer Science
  • Jeffery Smith, Director, Center for Business Ethics
  • Steven Tapia, Professor of Practice, School of Law
  • Christopher Van Liew, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services
  • Laura Vasilopoulos, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations