Teresa Rothausen, PhD

Teresa Rothausen

Executive Director, Center for Leadership Formation

PhD, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota

Areas of Expertise

Diversity and Inclusion, Equity, Leadership Development, Meaning and Purpose at Work


Dr. Rothausen joined the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University from her position as Professor and Heckler Endowed Chair in Principled Leadership at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. Her research, writing, teaching, and consulting shift leadership using psychological and spiritual wisdom to cultivate leaders’ capacity in complexity, character, and the courage that is needed to successfully lead organizations, while positively impacting the environmental and social conditions that are essential to our future.

She bases her work with leaders on her research published in top academic journals including Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business Ethics, some of which won awards. For example, her 2019 article on meaning and well-being in work is named a Journal of Business and Psychology top-12 contribution from over 800 articles submitted that year. She teaches innovative leadership courses and workshops in industry and academia.