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Center for Business Ethics
Albers School of Business and Economics

Meet the Center

Dr. Jeffery Smith

Director for the Center for Business Ethics 

Dr. Jeffery Smith, The Frank Shrontz Chair for Professional Ethics at Albers

Jeffery Smith is Seattle University's Frank Shrontz Chair in Professional Ethics and Professor of Management in the Albers School of Business and Economics where he teaches ethics in the management, finance and accounting programs. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Society for Business Ethics and will assume its Presidency in 2017. Smith's work has been published in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, and the Journal of Business Ethics, and he is the co-author of the forthcoming 8th edition of Ethics and the Conduct of Business. He has held visiting appointments at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and the Keck Graduate Institute. Professor Smith received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.


Julie Fergus

Graduate Assistant for the Center for Business Ethics


Julie Fergus is a student in the PMBA program. A graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota, she was as an English and Biology double-major before spending four years living in New York City and working in the marketing divisions of Oxford University Press and the Taylor & Francis Group. She plans to find a marketing role in a new industry here in the Seattle-area, and is looking forward to learning a lot more about business ethics along the way!


Evin Tolentino

Graduate Assistant for the Center for Business Ethics

Evin Tolentino is a student in the MSBA program and a graduate of John Carroll University where he completed his bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He understands Jesuit higher education extremely well and has a deep concern for issues related to diversity and social justice. In his free time you can find him frequenting local coffee shops or searching for new Korean recipes to try out.