William S. Laufer
Julian Aresty Professor
Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Sociology, and Criminology
Director, The Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research
Research Interests: corporate criminal law, corporate ethics, criminology, law and psychology
PhD, Rutgers University; JD, Northeastern University School of Law; BA, The Johns Hopkins University
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards; Book Awards
David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Undergraduate Division, 1991, 1997 (first recipient non-tenured faculty member, 1991; first recipient of award for non-tenured and tenured faculty, 1997); Marc & Sheri Rapaport Undergraduate Core Teaching Award, 2002, 2012; Excellence in Teaching Award (1990-1993, 1996-2001; 2004-2006; 2008-2010; 2013-2015); Graduate Division Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001, 2002; Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award, 2000-2003
National White-Collar Crime Research Consortium: Outstanding Book Award, 2010
Academic Positions Held
Wharton: 1989-present (named Julian Aresty Endowed Professor, 2007); Director, Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, 2000-2010 and 2013-present; Anheuser-Busch Term Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, 1989-95; Associate Director, Sellin Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law, 1989-90). School of Arts and Sciences: Chair, Department of Criminology, 2008-2009; Graduate Chair, Department of Criminology, 2009-2010; Consulting Faculty, Penn Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program (2013-present), Visiting appointment: New York University School of Law 2004-5; Faculty, Joint Vienna Institute (Vienna, Austria, 2013).
Professional Leadership 2002-present
Consultant, Private Sector Development and Competitiveness Project, World Bank, 2012-2014; Member, Academic Council, Hills Program Governance, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., 2002-present; International Society of Social Defense and Humane Criminal Policy, Economic and Social Council, United Nations, 2004-present; Member, Working Group on Business-Led Collective Action Against Corruption, World Bank Institute, 2007-2013; Member, Working Group, PRME Anti-Corruption Working Group, UN Global Compact, 2010-present; Member, United Nations Global Compact Academic Advisory Team, 2006-2007; Advisory Board Member, Business Contributions to the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Development Programme, 2006-2007; Member, International Advisory Board, Program on Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Competitiveness, World Bank Institute, 2005-2008; Board Member, Center for Political Accountability (Washington, DC), 2009-present; Senior Advisor, International Infrastructure Finance Fund, 2013-present; Member, Expert Advisory Committee, World Economic Forum, Anti-Corruption Collective Action Project in the Infrastructure and Urban Development Industries, 2014-present.