Thomas Donaldson is the Mark O. Winkelman Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Wharton PhD Program in Ethics and Law.
He has written broadly in the area of business ethics, values, and leadership. Books that he has authored or edited include: The Ties that Bind: A Social Contract Approach to Business Ethics (Harvard University Business School Press, 1999), co-authored with Thomas W Dunfee; Ethical Issues in Business, 6th Edition (Prentice-Hall Inc., 1999), co-edited with Patricia Werhane; Ethics in Business and Economics-2 Volume Set (Ashgate Publishing, 1998), co-edited with Thomas W. Dunfee; Ethics in International Business (Oxford University Press, 1989); and Corporations and Morality (Prentice-Hall Inc., 1982). His book, The Ethics of International Business, was the winner of the 1998 SIM Academy of Management Best Book Award, and his book, Ties that Bind, was the winner of the 2005 SIM Academy of Management Best Book Award.
He was Chairman of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management (2007-2008) and a founding member and past president of the Society for Business Ethics. He was Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Review from 2002-2007, and is currently a member of the editorial boards of many journals. His writings have appeared in publications such as the Academy of Management Review; Harvard Business Review; Ethics; andEconomics and Philosophy.
At Wharton he has received many teaching awards, including the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in both 2005 and 1998 and the Excellence in Teaching Award for 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, and 1998.
He has consulted and lectured at many corporations, including Goldman Sachs, Walt Disney, Microsoft, Exelon, Motorola, AT&T, JP Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, Texaco, EDS, Shell International, IBM, Axel Johnson, Inc., Western Mining Company-Australia, NYNEX, Pfizer, American Home Products, the AMA, the IMF, Bankers Trust, the United Nations, and the World Bank. He has appeared on the Today Show, the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, CNN, CNBC, PBS, and NPR ("All Things Considered" and "Marketplace"). His remarks have been published in The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, Fortune Magazine, The Financial Times, and Business Week. In the summer of 2002, he testified in the US Senate regarding the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate reform legislation.