Chris MacDonald


Chris MacDonald
Department of Law & Business
Ted Rogers School of Management
575 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M5G 2C5

Chris MacDonald is a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, Director of the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Education & Research Program, and Associate Professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management (Toronto, Canada). He specializes in business ethics: his interests encompass a range of practical and theoretical problems related to ethics in commerce. He is the co-author of the best-selling textbook, the Power of Critical Thinking, 3rd Canadian Edition (Oxford, 2013) and co-author of Business Ethics: Decision Making for Personal Integrity and Social Responsibility (McGraw-Hill, 2014). His articles have appeared in numerous journals, including Business Ethics QuarterlyThe Journal of Business Ethics, andBioDrugs. He is co-founder and co-editor of the Business Ethics Journal Review.

MacDonald is author of The Business Ethics Blog. Due in part to his blogging, he was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” by Ethisphere Magazine in 2008, 2009, and again in 2010. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Studies from Trent University and a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia. His current research projects include an examination of the use of Twitter to discuss business ethics and an exploration of the social and ethical implications of 21st century manufacturing technologies.