Marshall Schminke, Ph.D.

BB&T Professor of Business Ethics (Management)

Marshall Schminke, Ph.D.


Marshall Schminke is the BB&T Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Central Florida, where he specializes in business ethics and strategy.  He received his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University, has served as a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University and the London School of Economics.  He has served as a research fellow with the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C.  He has published two books, more than 40 articles, and given more than 70 presentations at professional conferences and universities in the U.S. and abroad.  Beyond these academic pursuits, he has served as an advisor to organizations ranging from family businesses to Fortune 500 firms, the U.S. Strategic Command, and the U.S. Army.  He has served as an expert witness on corporate ethics in U.S. District Court Proceedings.  His thoughts on business strategy, management, and ethics have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsday, and the Chicago Tribune.

Teaching / Research Interest
• Business Ethics
• Business Strategy
• Organizational design

Research & Consulting Activity
Business ethics, business strategy, and organizational design advice for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 firms to family businesses, as well as public safety organizations (police and firefighters), universities, and the military.

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Research and Publications

  • Behavioral ethics: New frontiers
      Marshall Schminke, Ph.D. Ethics has emerged as one of the most critical issues facing organizations and the people who work in them. Ethics scandals plague not only profit-seeking organizations, but those with political, religious, athletic, environmental, and social goals as well. Scholarly interest in ethical issues has grown in recent years, with numerous new…
  • Encouraging employees to report unethical conduct internally: It takes a village
    Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 121, 89-103.