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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.


Anna Jeong

Graduate Assistant for the Center for Business Ethics


Anna Jeong is a full-time student pursuing master’s degrees in accounting and finance. Anna is originally from South Korea. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Washington State University. She’s hoping to pursue research and teaching in the future and has enjoyed studying ethical cultures at work while at Albers. Anna’s hobbies include watching movies.


Tayt Held

Graduate Assistant for the Center for Business Ethics

Tayt Held is a full-time MBA student at Seattle University. Before returning to school, he worked for sustainability-focused nonprofits in Bolivia, Washington, DC and California. In his free time Tayt enjoys playing and seeing live music as well as studying the role that ethics has in business.