Daryl Koehn

Professor, Ethics and Business Law

koeh4561@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4303

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 470 I
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph.D., Philosophy / Comm. Social Thought, University of Chicago
M.B.A., Finance, Northwestern University
M.A., Philosophy/ Comm. Social Thought, University of Chicago
B.A., Ideas / Methods / Philosophy, University of Chicago
M.A., Politics / Philosophy / Economics, Oxford University

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Daryl Koehn joined the UST Opus School of Business faculty in 2010. She had previously served for 12 years as the director of the Center for Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. She has taught at the University of Chicago, Oxford University and DePaul University. In 2010, she received the Outstanding Professor of the Year teaching award; in 2008, she was awarded the Outstanding Researcher of the Year award.

Koehn's current research focuses on the nature of good and evil in business and professional arenas. She has published extensively on the subject of trustworthiness and integrity, and on corporate governance. At present, she is researching the ethics of CEO apologies and the aesthetic dimension of ethical goodness.

She regularly consults with boards of directors regarding ethics and compliance issues and does mission-driven consulting for Catholic institutions. She serves on the integrity and compliance committee of a major multinational company and has been on the board of advisors of several nonprofit organizations.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
BETH 525 - 501 Communication Ethics - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 316
Description of course Communication Ethics : CRN: 42671
Examines ethical issues of particular concern to professional communicators. Sharpens skills in ethical analysis and decision making. Examines the roles played by professional organizations and their ethical codes. Gives particular emphasis to ethical issues in public relations, internal communication and advertising. -- Core course for MBC degree curriculum. Does not fulfill the Ethics requirement for Evening MBA degree students.

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BETH 601 - 201 Business Ethics M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 316
Description of course Business Ethics : CRN: 42672
This course will enhance the student's ability to recognize, understand, and express the ethical dimensions of the situations and decisions they may expect to face as professionals. It will provide the knowledge essential to making sound decisions in business and seek to develop the skills and commitments required to navigate complex ethical issues successfully. In pursuit of these ends the course will make use of a spectrum of materials and pedagogies, which may include lectures, discussions of readings from classic and contemporary authors, examination of cases, and experimental exercises. ---- Prerequisite: Four core courses

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BETH 601 - 204 Business Ethics - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 316
Description of course Business Ethics : CRN: 43008
This course will enhance the student's ability to recognize, understand, and express the ethical dimensions of the situations and decisions they may expect to face as professionals. It will provide the knowledge essential to making sound decisions in business and seek to develop the skills and commitments required to navigate complex ethical issues successfully. In pursuit of these ends the course will make use of a spectrum of materials and pedagogies, which may include lectures, discussions of readings from classic and contemporary authors, examination of cases, and experimental exercises. ---- Prerequisite: Four core courses

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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
BETH 301 - 05 Business Ethics M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 234
Description of course Business Ethics : CRN: 21921
This course plays a critical role in the principle-based education of St. Thomas business students, especially in introducing the responsibilities of a business professional. Through analysis of case studies, readings and other experiential exercises, students will develop an understanding of professional business conduct and judgment grounded in moral principles. This course is a pre-requisite for all 400 level business courses. Prerequisite: eight credits from ACCT, BLAW, DSCI, FINC, MGMT, MKTG and junior standing

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BETH 301 - 06 Business Ethics M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 234
Description of course Business Ethics : CRN: 21922
This course plays a critical role in the principle-based education of St. Thomas business students, especially in introducing the responsibilities of a business professional. Through analysis of case studies, readings and other experiential exercises, students will develop an understanding of professional business conduct and judgment grounded in moral principles. This course is a pre-requisite for all 400 level business courses. Prerequisite: eight credits from ACCT, BLAW, DSCI, FINC, MGMT, MKTG and junior standing

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BETH 601 - 202 Business Ethics - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 TMH 301
Description of course Business Ethics : CRN: 21928
This course will enhance the student's ability to recognize, understand, and express the ethical dimensions of the situations and decisions they may expect to face as professionals. It will provide the knowledge essential to making sound decisions in business and seek to develop the skills and commitments required to navigate complex ethical issues successfully. In pursuit of these ends the course will make use of a spectrum of materials and pedagogies, which may include lectures, discussions of readings from classic and contemporary authors, examination of cases, and experimental exercises. ---- Prerequisite: Four core courses

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2010 - present)
  • Associate Professor, DePaul University, Chicago (1992 - 2010)
  • Cullen Chair Business Ethics, University of St. Thomas -Cameron School of Business Ethics, Houston (1998 - 2010)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Chicago, Chicago (1997 - 1998)
  • Wicklander Chair of Professional Ethics, DePaul University, Chicago (1996 - 1997)
  • Instructor, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington (1989 - 1991)
  • Consultant / Product Manager, First National Bank of Chicago, Chicago (1983 - 1987)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management
  • International Society Business Ethics and Economists
  • Society for Business Ethics

Professional Service
  • ISBEE - International Society for Business Ethics and Economics,
  • Corporate Governance, Reviewer
  • Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Business Ethics, Editor
  • Journal of Governance & Management, Reviewer
  • Business Ethics Quarterly, Reviewer
  • Journal of Business Ethics, Reviewer
  • Society for Business Ethics,
  • Springer Publishers,

Public Service
  • Park Civic Neighborhood Association, Committee Member
  • Center for the Study of Natural Systems & the Family, Board Member

Publications
  • Koehn, D. (forthcoming). Students lost in a flattened world: How resources from the catholic tradition can help business students find their way. Journal of Catholic Higher Education,
  • Koehn, D., & Lu, X. (forthcoming). On responsibility in China: Understanding and practice. Journal of Business Ethics,
  • Koehn, D. (2014). Kantian virtue ethics in the context of business: How practically useful can it be?. Business Ethics and Corporate Governance, (2)(3), pp. 15-21
  • Koehn, D. (2013). Why saying 'I'm sorry" isn't good enough: The ethics of corporate apologies. Business Ethics Quarterly, (23)(2), pp. 239-268
  • Koehn, D. (2013). The paradox of integrity. The Magazine of the Oklahoma Humanities Council,
  • Koehn, D. (2013). Students lost in a flattened world: How resources from the catholic tradition can help business students find their way. Journal of Catholic Higher Education, (32)(1), pp. 25-40
  • Koehn, D. (2013). East meets west: Toward a universal ethic of virtue for global business. Journal of Business Ethics,
  • Koehn, D. (2012). Post-credit crisis: What new concepts are needed? Which old ideas should be abandoned?. Asian Journal of Business Ethics, (1)(1), pp. 35-45
  • Koehn, D. (2012). Are you in or out? The process of integrity. Magazine of the Oklahoma Humanities Council,
  • Koehn, D., & Wilbratte, B. (2012). A defense of a thomistic concept of the just price. Business Ethics Quarterly, (22)(3), pp. 501-526
  • Koehn, D. (2010). Ethics, morality, and art in the classroom: Positive and negative relations. Journal of Business Ethics Education, (7), pp. 213-232
  • Koehn, D., & Ueng, J. (2010). Corporate governance metrics for Asian companies: Are they reliable indicators of corporate performance?. Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, (5)(4), pp. 241-260
  • Koehn, D., Mead, J., Wolfe, G., & Saito, A. (2010). Snow brand milk revitalization case part A assessing the possibility for revitalization. (written case with instructional material)
  • Koehn, D., Mead, J., Wolfe, G., & Saito, A. (2010). Snow brand milk product case B: Reform and revitalization efforts. (written case with instructional material)
  • Koehn, D., & Ueng, J. (2009). Is philanthropy being used by corporate wrongdoers to buy good will?. Journal of Management and Governance, (14)(1), pp. 1-16
  • Ueng, J., & Koehn, D. (2009). Relationships between director profile and restatements of suspect earnings. Journal of Business and Economic Research, (7)(5), pp. 75-91
  • Koehn, D., & Leung, A. (2008). Dignity in western vs. in Chinese cultures: Theoretical overview and practical illustrations. Business and Society Review, (113)(4), pp. 477-504
  • Koehn, D., & Ueng, J. (2008). Why do business ethics scandals keep recurring in America?. Journal of Japan Society for Business Ethics Study, (15), pp. 7-32
  • Koehn, D. (2007). Facing the phenomenon of evil. International Journal of Management, (3)(1), pp. 38-49
  • Koehn, D., & Ueng, J. (2007). Corporate governance ratings: General concerns and specific problems in the European context. Journal of Management and Governance, (5)(2), pp. 58-65
  • Koehn, D. (2006). The ethics of growth versus development in the Chinese context. Journal of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences,
  • Koehn, D. (2006). A response to rorty. Business Ethics Quarterly, (16)(3), pp. 391-399
  • Koehn, D. (2005). Transforming our students. Business Ethics Quarterly, (15)(1), pp. 137-151
  • Koehn, D. (2005). Integrity as a business asset. Journal of Business Ethics, (58)(1-3), pp. 125-136
  • Koehn, D. (2005). Corporate governance metrics: Are they the solution to poor governance?. Journal of Business Ethics,
  • Koehn, D., & Ueng, J. (2005). Evaluating the evaluators: should investors trust corporate governance metrics?. Journal of Management and Governance, (9)(2), pp. 111-128
  • Koehn, D. (2004). What form of business regulation is workable?. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, (23)(1&2), pp. 43-64
  • Koehn, D. (2003). Nature and conditions for online trust. Journal of Business Ethics, (43)(1 & 2), pp. 3-19
  • Koehn, D. (2003). Figures of evil in the business world. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, (22)(3), pp. 3-22
  • Koehn, D., & Nayebpout, M. (2003). The Ethics of quality: Problems and preconditions. Journal of Business Ethics, (44)(1), pp. 37-48
  • Koehn, D. (2002). John Meriwether and the promethean hero: Financial ethics and the long term capital management debacle. Teaching Business Ethics, (6)(1), pp. 27-43
  • Koehn, D. (2001). Ethical issues connected with multi-level marketing schemes. Journal of Business Ethics, (29)(1 & 2), pp. 153-160
  • Koehn, D. (2001). Confucian trustworthiness and the practice of business in China. Business Ethics Quarterly, (11)(3), pp. 415-431
  • Koehn, D. (2000). The nature of practical judgment. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, (8)(3 & 4), pp. 3-18

Books and Chapters
  • Koehn, D. (forthcoming). Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations. Fictive creativity and morality: A multi-dimensional exploration.
  • Koehn, D. (forthcoming). Aesthetics and Business Ethics. In D. Koehn and D. Elm (Ed.), Ethical darkness made visible: Michael Moore's Roger and Me Ch. 7 (pp. 83-101). Springer Science+Media Dordrecht
  • Koehn, D. (forthcoming). Responsibility and Commitment: Eighteen Essays in Honor of Gerhold K. Becker. In Kwan Tze-wan (Ed.), Dignity in western vs. Chinese cultures: Theoretical overview and practical illustrations (pp. 235-258). Waldkirch
  • Koehn, D. (2012). Snowdrops, Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations. In Michael Schwarz and Howard Harris (Ed.), Corruption--personal, organizational, and social (pp. 3-14).
  • Koehn, D. (2011). Applying Care Ethics to Business. In Maurice Hamington and Maureen Sander-Staudt (Ed.), Care ethics and unintended consequences (pp. 141-153). Springer
  • Koehn, D. (2010). Applying Care Ethics to Business. In Maurice Hamington (Ed.), Why care ethics are better suited than other ethics to deal with unintended consequences.
  • Koehn, D. (2009). Living with the dragon: Thinking and acting ethically in a world of unintended consequences. New York New York: Routledge
  • Koehn, D. (2006). Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics: The Callista Wicklander Lectures, DePaul University. In Keith W. Krasemann and Patricia Werhane (Ed.), What Is evil?. University Press of America
  • Koehn, D. (2005). Business ethics, corporate governance and a harmonious society. China China: Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
  • Koehn, D. (2005). Corporate Governance. In translated into Japanese, Sakumi and Habayashi (Ed.), Corporate governance: Trends and challenges. Chuo University Press
  • Koehn, D. (2005). The nature of evil. New York New York: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Koehn, D., & Leung, A. (2004). Handbook of Asian Management. In Kwok Leung and Steven White (Ed.), Western and Asian business ethics: Possibilities and problems (pp. 265-292). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publication
  • Koehn, D. (2003). Spiritual Intelligence at Work. In Patrick Primeaux and Moses L. Pava, ed (Ed.), The soul's hunger: Spirituality in the workplace. JAI
  • Koehn, D. (2002). Praxiology and Pragmatism. In Leo V. Ryan, F. Byron Nahser, and Wojciech W. Gasparski (Ed.), What is practical judgment? (pp. 87-104). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers
  • Koehn, D. (2002). Corporate governance: Principles and paradigms. In Nagendra V. Chowdary (Ed.), Overview of Issues in Corporate Governance. The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) Press
  • Koehn, D. (2001). Local insights, global ethics. Amsterdam Amsterdam: Rodopi
  • Koehn, D. (2000). Ingeniería Genética y Ambiental (Genetic and Environmental Engineering: Philosophical and Social Problems of Biotechnology. In Teresa Kwiatkowska and Ricardo López Wilchis (Ed.), Etica de los bionegocios, de la tecnologia, y de la ingenieria genética. Plaza y Valdez, Mexico: University of Mexico
  • Koehn, D. (1999). Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations. In Moses L. Pava and Patrick Primeaux (Ed.), On the ethical goodness of ethical' or socially responsible investing (pp. 63-78).
  • Koehn, D. (1998). Rethinking feminist ethics: Care, trust, empathy. London London: Routledge Press
  • Koehn, D. (1994). The ground of professional ethics. London London: Routledge Press

Research Interests
  • Business Education
  • Corporate Management
  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
  • Human Resources

Awards and Honors
  • Cameron School of Business, 2010
  • Society for Business Ethics, 2009
  • University of St. Thomas - Texas, 2005

Presentations