Faculty Director

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Jessica McManus Warnell

Jessica McManus Warnell serves as the Rex and Alice A. Martin Faculty Director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership.

Jessica notes, “It is a privilege to serve in this role bridging academic scholarship and business in practice. Business has unmatched potential to influence the well-being of people and communities around the world, and the Center will build on past initiatives and develop new strategies for impact as we support the mission of our College to Grow the Good in Business.”

A teaching professor in Management & Organization who joined Notre Dame in 2000, Jessica teaches business ethics, sustainability, inclusive leadership, and business in Japan. Her research explores business students' values orientations, and economic recovery and resilience after disruption. She is a past recipient of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) North America Chapter Award for Teaching Excellence. She served as a visiting teaching and research fellow at Reitaku University in Chiba, Japan.

“The Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership was founded as a forum to advance the understanding and implementation of ethical leadership practices in the corporate sphere, which is an important part of our mission as a business school,” said Martijn Cremers, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business. “Jessica has a strong record of leadership in this area, and her longtime involvement in teaching and researching business ethics make her especially suited to her new role.”

A graduate of Saint Mary’s College and the University of Chicago, Jessica is also a faculty fellow of Notre Dame’s Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and of the Pulte Institute for Global Development, both located within Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. A committed proponent of diversity and inclusion, she serves as an affiliated faculty member of the Gender Studies Program, the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, the Poverty Studies Minor, the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience, the Sheedy Program in Economy, Enterprise, and Society, and the Sustainability Minor.

McManus Warnell is the author of Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership: What Works for Young Professionals and Their Managers, part of the Giving Voice to Values collection on corporate social responsibility.