Brad Agle

Brad Agle

George W. Romney Endowed Professor,
Public Management, Romney Institute of

Office: 636 TNRB
Phone: 801-362-8194
Email: bradagle@byu.edu

Biography

Brad Agle is the George W. Romney Endowed Professor, and Professor of Ethics and Leadership in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University (BYU). He also serves as a Fellow, and Chair of the Ethics Initiative in the Wheatley Institution at BYU; as Chair of the bi-annual Teaching Ethics in Universities conference; as President-Elect of the International Association for Business and Society; on the editorial board of Business Ethics Quarterly; on the Advisory Board of RLG Group, and on the ethics committee of USA Synchro.

Previous to his appointment at BYU in 2009, he spent 17 years as a professor of Strategy, Organizations, and Environment in the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also served for eight years as the inaugural director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership. During his time in Pittsburgh, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Oncology Nursing Society, the Executive Committee of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management, the Executive Board of the International Association for Business and Society, as a Senior Research Fellow with the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C., as Co-chair of the Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award, and as a judge for the American Business Ethics Awards. Earlier in his career he was the Andersen Fellow for Chief Executive Studies and Research Director at the Center for Leadership and Career Studies at Emory University (currently the Chief Executive Leadership Institute at Yale).

Dr. Agle is an active researcher concentrating on business ethics, stakeholder management, CEO leadership and religious influences on business. His writings appear in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society, Human Relations, Sloan Management Review, Leadership Quarterly, and Organizational Dynamics. His work has been featured in various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and CNN; and he has been a guest on CNBC’s “Morning Call”, “Power Lunch”, and “Closing Bell”. His publication awards include the Best Article award from the International Association for Business and Society, and the ANBAR citation of excellence. His 1997 article on stakeholder management has been found to be the most heavily cited article in the field of corporate social responsibility.

A recipient of multiple teaching awards, including Distinguished Professor of the Year honors, Dr. Agle teaches courses in business ethics and strategic leadership, and he has taught in Brazil, China, Britain, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. His teaching brought the University of Pittsburgh the distinction of being the #2 ranked executive MBA program in the world in business ethics by Business Week. In the undergraduate area, Dr. Agle created the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics, the world’s first integrated undergraduate specialty in ethical leadership in business. He has provided board training, executive level seminars, and top executive consulting to organizations including Alcoa, Ceska Sporitelna, Federated Investors, Giant Eagle, Mellon Financial, Michael Baker, St. Clair Hospital, US Steel, U.S. Marine Corps, and Wabtec. He has also served as an expert witness on business ethics. In 2005 he was honored by the Pittsburgh Business Times with their Fast Tracker award as one of the young people making significant contributions to his/her profession and community. His community involvement included service with the Woodlands Foundation, Boy Scouts, and as Bishop of the Cranberry Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Dr. Agle received a Ph.D. in Business Management from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Information Management from BYU. Prior to his academic career, he worked for Seattle First National Bank and IBM. In 2014 he published the book “Research Companion to Behavioral Ethics in Organizations: Constructs and Measures.” In 2016 he published the book "The Business Ethics Field Guide." Brad and his wife Kristi are the parents of Erik, Lindsay, Christian, and Amanda.

Education

  • PhD, Organization & Environment, University of Washington, 1993
  • B.S., Information Management, Brigham Young University, 1986

Group Affiliations

  • Society for Business Ethics - Primary professional association for professors of business ethics 1993

Selected Publications

Experience

    Other
    • Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh 2000 - 2009
    • Director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, University of Pittsburgh 2000 - 2007
    • Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh 1994 - 2000
    • Instructor, University of Pittsburgh 1992 - 1994
    • Research Director & Instructor, Chief Executive Leadership Institute, Emory University 1990 - 1992

Awards

  • Fellow , Wheatley Institution , 2009
  • George W. Romney Endowed Professorship , Brigham Young University , 2009
  • Best Article Award , International Association for Business and Society
  • Distinguished Professor of the Year , University of Pittsburgh EMBA program - Sao Paulo
  • Excellence in Teaching Award , University of Pittsburgh, EMBA program
  • Excellence in Teaching Award , University of Pittsburgh, EMBA program, Undergraduate Program
  • Excellence in Teaching Award , University of Pittsburgh, EMBA program
  • Fast Trackers - Young people making significant professional and community contributions , Pittsburgh Business Times
  • Outstanding Citizenship Award , Marriott School of Management

Languages

  • German

BYU Citizenship

  • Faculty Advisory Council Committee/Council Member September, 2015
  • Promotion and CFS Committee Committee/Council Chair July, 2015
  • University Honor Code Advisory Committee Committee/Council Member September, 2011
  • Ethics Strategy and Integration in the Marriott School Other July, 2009
  • Ethics Initiative in the Wheatley Institution Committee/Council Chair January, 2009
  • Pre-PhD Student Organization Student Org Advisor January, 2010 - October, 2015
  • Promotion and CFS Committee Committee/Council Member September, 2012 - September, 2015
  • MBA Committee Committee/Council Member September, 2009 - August, 2013

Professional Citizenship

  • Business Ethics Quarterly Editorial Review Board Member November, 2015
  • International Association for Business and Society Officer March, 2014
  • USA Synchro Committee/Council Member May, 2011
  • Academy of Management Conference-Related Role August, 2010
  • Society for Business Ethics and the Wheatley Institution Officer (specify in Other) July, 2009
  • Academy of Management Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2009
  • International Association for Business and Society Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2009
  • Strategic Management Society Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2009
  • Brigham Young University and Notre Dame University Other January, 2011 - November, 2013
  • Invited Conference on Stakeholder Theory Other September, 2009 - December, 2010
  • Society for Business Ethics Other January, 2009 - December, 2010

Consulting

  • Anderson/Kidman — Expert Witness in Business Ethics September, 2013 - March, 2014
  • Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless — Expert Witness Work in Business Ethics October, 2012 - May, 2013
  • Squires Accounting — Provided Ethics Training for approximately 70 professionals in this local accounting firm December, 2010 - December, 2010

Presentations

  • Ethical Negotiations - International Association for Business and Society - Annual Meeting of the Inernational Association for Business and Society - 2013
  • Normative Stakeholder Theory - Society for Business Ethics - Annual Meeting of the Society for Business Ethics - 2013