Faculty & Research

Patricia H. Werhane

Patricia H. Werhane, Professor Emeritus; Senior Fellow, Olsson Center for Applied Ethics

  • B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Office: FOB 165
Phone: +1-434-924-7247
E-mail: WerhaneP@darden.virginia.edu

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Biography

Patricia H. Werhane, professor emeritus, was formerly the Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics at Darden. She now holds a joint appointment at Darden and at DePaul University, where she is Wicklander Chair in Business Ethics and director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics. She is a senior fellow at the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at Darden.

A prolific author whose works include Moral Imagination and Management Decision-Making and Organization Ethics for Health Care, Werhane is an acclaimed authority on employee rights in the workplace, one of the leading scholars on Adam Smith and founder and former editor-in-chief of Business Ethics Quarterly, the leading journal of business ethics. She was a founding member and past president of the Society for Business Ethics and, in 2001, was elected to the executive committee of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Before joining the Darden faculty in 1993, Werhane served on the faculty of Loyola University Chicago and was a Rockefeller Fellow at Dartmouth College. She was a visiting scholar at Cambridge University and the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her latest book is Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience with Cambridge University Press.

Expertise

Business Ethics
Ethical Roots of Capitalism
Organization Ethics for Health Care
Employment and Employee Rights
Women Leaders in Corporate America