Christopher Chair

The Doris K. and Jay W. Christopher Chair in Business Ethics

The Christopher Chair in Business Ethics was established in 2002 by Doris and Jay Christopher.  The Christopher Chair is a position for a visiting scholar focusing on the examination of ethical business practices. The Christopher Chair reflects the Brennan School’s continuing commitment to preparing business leaders to make a difference in their communities and around the world.

2015-17: Elizabeth W. Collier, PhD.

Elizabeth W. Collier, PhD, is Professor of Business Ethics and a tenured member of the faculty at Dominican University. She serves as the Secretary of the North American Chapter of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education and was on the Steering Committee that established the Chapter in January 2016. She serves as an Editor of the Journal of Religion and Business Ethics and is on the advisory board of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office of Immigrant Affairs and Immigration Education. Professor Collier recently co-edited and contributed to Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration (2014) and co-authored Good Business: Catholic Social Teaching at Work in the Marketplace (2014). She holds a PhD in theological ethics from Loyola University Chicago. 


Past Chairs

  • 2013-2014: Daniel Finn, PhD, Professor of Theology and the Clemens Professor of Ecomonics and the Liberal Arts at St. John's University (Collegeville, Minnesota);
  • 2012-13: Carole Parkes, MSc, Co-Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Aston University (Birmingham, UK);
  • 2011-2012: Fr. Oliver Williams, CSC, Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dam
  • 2004-2008: Regina Wentzel Wolfe, currently Associate Professor of Catholic Theological Ethics at Catholic Theological Union