Faculty & Research

Teachers. Scholars. Leaders.

Opus College of Business faculty are gifted teachers whose passion for mentoring and coaching is equal to their extensive research, consulting and business backgrounds.

This extraordinary group of faculty has chosen St. Thomas because they want to make a difference in the lives of individual students and to pass on their experience and expertise within a relevant, ethical context.


OCB faculty facts

  • More than 100 full-time faculty
  • Largest business ethics faculty in the U.S.
  • Faculty specialties include
    • Business ethics
    • Business law
    • Conflict management
    • Consumer behavior
    • Forensic economics
    • International banking
    • Leader development
    • Nonprofit marketing
    • Social issues in accounting
    • Work-life balance
  • Faculty hold doctoral degrees from institutions such as
    • Duke University
    • Michigan State University
    • Northwestern University
    • Stanford University
    • University of California-Berkeley
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Yale University

Recent publications

Lisa Abendroth, Ph.D., and James Heyman, Ph.D.
Honesty is the Best Policy: The Effects of Disclosure in Word-of-Mouth Marketing in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of Marketing Communications.

Lawrence Chui, Ph.D., and Byron Pike, Ph.D.
An Evaluation of the FASB's Conceptual Framework from a User's Perspective in the Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal.


Ahead of the Curve

Dean Christopher Puto, Ph.D., talks about what makes the Opus College of Business unique.

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