Arrupe Center Director Named McShain Chair in Ethics

Thursday, January 13, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (January 13, 2011) - John McCall, Ph.D., director of the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics and professor of management and philosophy, is the new John McShain Chair in Ethics at Saint Joseph’s University.

“I am honored to hold a chair named after a great Philadelphian and Saint Joseph’s benefactor,” says McCall of the appointment. “I am also thankful to be able to teach at a university where instruction in ethics is truly valued. The university has for years paid significant attention to hiring faculty who are committed to its Jesuit mission. As a result, the concern for ethics is palpable in so many classrooms today.”

Over recent years, McCall’s research on business ethics has earned national attention. He is the author of Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics, now in its fifth edition and has published articles about employee rights, executive compensation and business education at Catholic universities. Most recently, McCall was awarded Saint Joseph’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Faculty Merit Award for Service.

“We are confident that this appointment will allow John to excel even further in bringing ethical concerns to bear in both theory and practice,” says Provost Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D., of McCall’s new role.

McCall says he’s looking forward to contributing to the long tradition of the teaching of ethics at Saint Joseph's.

The John McShain Chair in Ethics is open to tenured faculty at the University whose teaching and research have involved a substantial contribution to some field of ethics. The chair was created to support the teaching of ethics in both the Haub School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences by Sister Pauline McShain, daughter of John McShain, a reknown Philadelphia architect and great benefactor to Saint Joseph’s University.

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Carolyn Steigleman ’10 (M.A.), Director of Haub School of Business Communications, or 610-660-1355.

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