Mitchell Aboulafia is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Manhattan College. Prior to his appointment at Manhattan College he was Director of Interdivisional Liberal Arts and Professor of Philosophy and Liberal Arts at The Juilliard School. At The Pennsylvania State University he was Professor of Philosophy and served as Head of the Department. He has been Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs in Humanities and Social Science at the University of Colorado at Denver.
Professor Aboulafia has a long-standing commitment to ethics education. He served as Director of the Project for Professional Ethics, University of Houston-Clear Lake, and Co-director, Center for Ethics and Community, University of Colorado at Denver. IBM through its IBM/TQM program provided grants to help support the Project for Professional Ethics.
He has taught courses on ethics and social justice for over thirty years, and his scholarly work addresses ethical judgment, impartiality, and the nature and extent of our obligations to others. Aboulafia is the author of Transcendence: On Self-Determination and Cosmopolitanism (Stanford); The Cosmopolitan Self: George Herbert Mead and Continental Philosophy (Illinois); The Mediating Self: Mead, Sartre, and Self-Determination (Yale); The Self-Winding Circle: A Study of Hegel’s System (W.H. Green); and he has edited and co-edited two anthologies on pragmatism and social theory. He has served on the executive committee of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy and is the co-editor of the journal Contemporary Pragmatism.
Aboulafia received his B.A. from SUNY-Stony Brook, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston College. In 2004 he was honored by the Boston College Department of Philosophy as its Distinguished Ph.D.
Michael Judiesch is Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. His teaching and research interests include diversity in organizations, work-life (work-family) issues, managerial careers, cross-cultural issues, business ethics, and corporate social responsibility.
Dr. Judiesch’s research has been published in academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior and Sex Roles. Three of his articles have been among the finalists for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Findings from his research articles have been highlighted in publications such as Business Week, Fortune, Across the Board: The Conference Board Magazine, U.S. Banker, Working Woman, American Psychological Association Monitor on Psychology, Boston Globe, Toronto Globe and Mail, and Los Angeles Times.