Ann E. Tenbrunsel is a professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame and is the Rex and Alice A. Martin Research Director of the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide. Her current research interests focus on the psychology of ethical decision making, examining why employees, leaders and students behave unethically, despite their best intentions to behave to the contrary.
She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of six books on this topic--including Blind Spots (with Max Bazerman), Behavioral Ethics: Shaping an Emerging Field (with David De Cremer), Codes of Conduct: Behavioral Research into Business Ethics (with David Messick)--and more than 50 research articles and chapters. Her research has been featured in interviews airing on MSNBC and National Public Radio, and adaptations, excerpts, and references to her work have appeared in a variety of publications, including the New York Times, The Guardian, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Ethisphere Magazine, Investor's Business Daily, and in blogs for Psychology Today and Freakonomics.
This content is from Tenbrunsel's delivery of the Johnson's 2012 Day Family Ethics Lecture which was co-sponsored by Cornell Law School.
Tenbrunsel holds a PhD and MBA from Northwestern University, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.