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Donna J Wood
David W. Wilson Chair of Business Ethics
Professor of Management, Philosophy & World Religi
Mail Code: 0125

Education Ph.D. (Sociology), Vanderbilt University (1979); M.A. (Sociology), Georgia State University (1974); B.A. (Sociology), Georgia State University (1973).

Teaching Interests Ethics in Business, MBA Topics: Ethics

Research Interests Business ethics, global business citizenship, corporate social responsibility and performance, stakeholder theory.

Professional Accomplishments Donna Wood serves as the David W. Wilson Chair of Business Ethics. Her work is guided by the chair's three goals: fostering discussion and debate about ethical practices in business, educating students and community members about the social and ethical issues facing global business, and developing state of the art research and theory in business ethics.

Professor Wood brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role. She was a professor of business administration for 22 years at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a founder and past president of the International Association for Business and Society, has served as the president of the Society for Business Ethics and the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management, and served as an editor of the scholarly journal Business & Society.

Professor Woods's research interests include business ethics, global business citizenship, corporate social performance and stakeholder theory. She has more than seventy articles and thirteen books published. Her articles have appeared in Academy of Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Business and Society, among others.

Grants History

Sloan Foundation

Ford Foundation

internal grants

International Experience Professor Wood has taught Executive MBA courses in Prague, been a visiting scholar in Berlin, Germany for a year, been the first Academic Director of the International Management program in Budapest, and has done extensive international travel.


  • French
  • German

Community Engagement

Service learning courses for women's rehab and domestic violence programs; participation in NAACP anti-violence efforts; speaker and facilitator for numerous community groups.

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