Faculty & Research

Faculty & Research

2013 Award Winner Daryl Koehn, Ph.D.

Daryl Koehn is a full professor of Business Ethics at the Opus College of Business. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, her M.B.A. from Northwestern and master’s degrees in Philosophy from The University of Chicago and Oxford University. Koehn has been at St. Thomas for three years. 

Koehn has had a significant impact on the field of Business Ethics. A survey of the top business ethics journals from around the world showed that she was the second most published business ethicist in the field during the period from 1999-2008, as well as one of the most cited authors in business ethics, receiving more than 1,000 citations. Along with Bob Solomon at the University of Texas, Koehn brought virtue ethics to the fore in the field of business ethics.

Her work has been published in the leading business ethics journals, including Business Ethics Quarterly, The Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of Business Ethics Education, among many others. She has also been a prolific author and editor of books, having written seven books and edited six. In addition, she is active in the business community serving on boards, writing for trade journals, writing editorials and op-ed articles and speaking around the world.

“Her work stood out among a strong pool of candidates for its contribution to the field of business ethics and the guidance her work provides managers struggling with difficult ethical issues.  She exemplifies what we seek to honor with the Susan Heckler Award for Research Excellence,” noted one reviewer.

Koehn has served as a faculty member and visiting scholar at institutions as diverse as the University of Chicago, DePaul University and Hong Kong Baptist University, among others.