Ethics & Legal Studies Doctoral Program Career Placement

The Ethics & Legal Studies Doctoral Program offers comprehensive guidance and support to its Ph.D. students when they seek academic employment. The Program’s Faculty Coordinator holds informational meetings for job candidates, offers detailed advice about their application materials, and oversees the assembly of their dossiers. The Program also schedules practice job talks for students on the job market.  The Program provides placement support to its Ph.D. students until such time as they receive an offer of continuing academic employment (a tenure-track position or equivalent).

Our tenure track position placement results since the inception of the program in 2004 are favorable.  Placements for Ph.D. recipients are listed below.

Lauren Kaufmann (Ph.D. 2022), Riskless Business: Impact and Risk Measurement in the Impact Investing Industry
Committee: Diana Robertson, Thomas Donaldson, Katherine Klein, Philip Tetlock

  • University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, 2022-

Matthew Caulfield (Ph.D. 2021), None of Your Business Ethics: Essays in Secrecy, Ethics, and Commerce
Committee: Thomas Donaldson, Daniel Singer, and Alan Strudler

  • West Chester University, Business & Public Management, 2021-23
  • Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business, 2023-

Suneal Bedi (Ph.D. 2019), Bad Brands: Identifying, Measuring and Analyzing the Negative Externalities of Branding
Committee: Diana C. Robertson, David Reibstein, Americus Reed, and Thomas Donaldson

  • Indiana School of Business Kelley School of Business, 2019-

Carson Young (Ph.D. 2019), Three Essays on Strategy and Social Responsibility
Committee: Thomas Donaldson, Brian Berkey, and Diana C. Robertson

  • State University of New York, The College at Brockport, 2019-

Vikram Bhargava (Ph.D. 2017), Blame, Desert, and Termination
Committee: Thomas Donaldson, Alan Strudler, Kok-Chor Tan, and Alexander Guerrero

  • Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business, 2017-2021
  • George Washington, School of Business, 2021-

Johoo Lee (Ph.D. 2017), 3 Essays on Markets, Hierarchies, and Morality
Committee: Thomas Donaldson, Nicholas Cornell, Alan Strudler, and Sophia Lee

  • Pepperdine, Seaver College, 2017-

Gaston de los Reyes, Jr. (Ph.D. 2014), No Contractual Rights without Perfection Rites, Reinventing the Freedom of Contract with Formality
Committee: Alan Strudler, Thomas Donaldson, and G. Richard Shell

  • George Washington University Business School, 2014-
  • Glasgow Caledonian University, New York College 2021-

Rosemarie Monge (Ph.D. 2013), Managerial Action in the Face of Moral Conflict: Role Responsibilities and Moral Dilemmas
Committee: Nien-hê Hsieh, Alan Strudler, Thomas Donaldson, Philip M. Nichols, and Diana C.  Robertson

  • University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, 2013-

Tae Wan Kim (Ph.D. 2012), Workplace Civility: a Confucian Approach to Business Ethics
Committee: Alan Strudler, Thomas Donaldson, Nien-hê Hsieh, and Waheed Hussain

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business. 2012-

Ryan Burg (Ph.D. 2011), Rebuilding the Iron Cage: Post-Failure Organizing in Newspapers and Investment Banks
Committee: William S. Laufer, Diana C. Robertson, Charles Bosk, Marshall Meyer, and Valery Yakubovich

  • National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation. 2011-2017
  • Bucknell University 2017-2020
  • Principal Business Analyst, ComEd, 2020-

Colleen Baker (Ph.D. 2010), Frameworks of Cooperation: Linked Domestic and International Approaches to Regulation of the Over-the-Counter Derivative Markets
Committee: Kenneth L. Shropshire, G. Richard Shell, Franklin Allen, and David Skeel

  • University of Notre Dame School of Law
  • University of Oklahoma, Price College of Business

Katherina Pattit (Ph.D. 2008), Explaining Socially Responsible Investing: A Framing Perspective of the Investment Decision Process.
Committee: Thomas Donaldson, William S. Laufer, Cristina Bicchieri, and Danielle Warren

  • University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, 2008-2022
  • St. Cloud University, Herberger Business School, Dean, 2022-