C. Ken Weidner, II, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Specializations: Ethics in business and academia, change, leadership
Office: Mandeville 355
Phone: (610) 660-2112
Fax: (610) 660-1229
Email: weidner@sju.edu
Website: The Living Wage Policy Study


  • B.A. University of Illinois at Springfield '87
  • M.B.A. University of Illinois at Chicago '89
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago '97

Professional Experience

Teaching Experience

Saint Joseph's University Assistant Professor of Management, 2000 - present

Loyola University Chicago, Center for Organization Development Assistant Professor of Organization Development, 1996 - 2000

University of Illinois at Chicago Communication Department, Teaching Assistant; Department of Management, Teaching Assistant, Visiting Lecturer, 1996-2000

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Lecturer, Adjunct Professor, 1993 - 1996

Robert Morris College (Chicago) Adjunct Faculty, 1993 - 1994

Business Experience

ValueWorks, Inc. President and Director of Practice, 1996 - present

University of Chicago Hospitals, UCH Academy Organization Development/Management Development Specialist, 1993-1996

Management House, Inc. Vice President, 1989 - 1993

Burger King Corporation Assistant Manager, Assistant Manager I, Restaurant Manager, Area Recruiter, 1980 - 1989

Courses Taught

Graduate courses at Saint Joseph's University

MBA and MSHRM programs

MGT 552 Stakeholder Theory and Social Responsibility

MHC 554 Ethical Practices in Business 

LEO 565 Leading Change in Organizations 

MGT 581 Leadership & Development

Executive MBA, Executive MBA in Pharmaceutical Marketing Executive, and MS in Food Marketing programs

MGT 570/571 Ethics I/II

MGT 572/573 Leadership & Executive Development I/II 

MGT 574/575 Teams I/II

Current undergraduate courses at Saint Joseph's University

LEO 150 Serious Comedy and Social Justice (First Year Seminar)

LEO 210 Business Stakeholders, and Ethics 

LEO 310 Breaking News in Business Ethics: Making Moral Decisions 


Weidner II, C. K. (2019). The case for behavioral professionalism in leadership. In A. Ortenblad (Ed.), Professionalizing leadership: Debating education, certification and practice, pp. 161-180. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Weidner II, C. K., & Purohit, Y. P. (2009). When power has leaders: Some indicators of power-addiction among organizational leaders. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict, 13 (1): 83-99.

Weidner II, C. K. (in press). Using self-generated cases from students' experiences: Design, results, and suggestions for use. Journal of Management Education.

Joshi, M., Davis, E. B., Kathuria, R., & Weidner II, C. K. (2005). Experiential learning process: Exploring teaching and learning of strategic management framework through the winter survival exercise. Journal of Management Education. 29 (5), 83-99.

Weidner II, C. K. (2004). A brand in dire straits: Organization development at sixty. Organization Development Journal, 22 (2), 37-47.

Weidner II, C. K., & Kass, E. E. (2002). Toward a theory of management consulting: A proposed model and its implications. In A. F. Buono (Ed.), Developing knowledge and value in management consulting (Research in Management Consulting, (2), 169-207. Greenwich CT: Information Age Publishing.

Weidner II, C. K., & Kulick, O. A. (1999). The professionalization of organization development: A status report and look to the future. In W. A. Pasmore & R. W. Woodman (Eds.), Research in Organizational Change and Development, 12 (pp. 319-371). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Weidner II, C. K. (1999). "It's ten o'clock - do you know where your sponsors are?": Securing and sustaining sponsorship for organization change. Organization Development Journal, 17 (1), 85-94.

Weidner II, C. K. (1998). The physician-patient metaphor reconsidered: Reassessing the nature and practice of organization development. Organization Development Practitioner, 30 (2), 51-60.

Klein, A. S., Masi, R. J., & Weidner II, C. K. (1995). Organization culture, distribution and amount of control and perceptions of quality: An empirical study of linkages. Group and Organization Management, 20 (2), 122-148.

Grants and Awards

Faculty Research Fellowship, Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, Saint Joseph’s University (2018-19)

Graduate Innovative Teaching Award (with Elena Lvina), Mid-Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (2017)

Sigma Alpha Nu, Jesuit Honor Society (2016)

Teaching Innovation Fund Grant, Saint Joseph’s University (2014)

Faculty Merit Award for Teaching, Saint Joseph’s University (2013-2014)

Faculty Merit Award for Advising, Saint Joseph’s University (2007-2008)

Ethics Across the Curriculum Fellowship, Pedro Arrupe Center for Business, Saint Joseph’s University (2007) 

Faculty Development Fellowship, Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, Saint Joseph’s University (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018)

Ethics Across the Curriculum Fellowship, Pedro Arrupe Center for Business, Saint Joseph’s University (2007) 

Academy of Management, Management Consulting Division Outstanding Reviewer Award (2004, 2005)

Academy of Management, Management Education and Development Division Outstanding Reviewer Award (2001, 2004)

International Applied Business Research Conference, Best Paper Award (2003)

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Management Education Division (2003)

American Society for Training and Development Dissertation Award Winner (1997)

University of Chicago Hospital's UCH Academy: Best Practices Award by American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administration/American Hospital Association (1996)

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Wherry Award Nominee (1995)

Association for Corporate Growth Scholar's Award Winner (1989)

Magazine Articles

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Business Ethics, Leadership, Organizational Culture, Management Consulting, Professionalism and Professional Services Firms, Change in Organizations, Academic Integrity