Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Senior Fellow in Business Ethics

James O'Toole

James O'Toole, senior fellow in business ethics, works with the Center's Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership and on projects related to leadership. Previously he was the Daniels Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business and, while at the University of Southern California's business school for two decades, he held the University Associates' Chair of Management, served as Executive Director of the Leadership Institute, and editor of New Management magazine. From 1994-97 O'Toole was Executive Vice President of the Aspen Institute, and later, Mortimer J. Adler Senior Fellow at the Institute. He also has served as Chair of the Booz/Allen/Hamilton Strategic Leadership Center.

Among O'Toole's sixteen books, Vanguard Management was named "One of the best business and economics books of 1985" by the editors of Business Week. His latest book is Good Business (editor, with Don Mayer, 2010). He currently writes a bi-weekly blog for Strategy+Business magazine.

O'Toole received his doctorate in Social Anthropology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He served as a special assistant to Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Elliot Richardson, as chairman of the Secretary's Task Force on Work in America, and as director of field investigations for President Nixon's Commission on Campus Unrest.