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Aine Donovan

Clinical Professor of Business Administration; Board Member, Center for Business & Society






EdD, University of San Francisco, 1995; MRE, University of San Diego, 1983; BA, San Diego State University, 1979

Areas of Expertise

Ethics and leadership, business ethics, organizational ethics


Ethics in Action


Aine Donovan is a research associate professor in the Department of Education at Dartmouth. She also serves as a faculty member at Tuck and at the Geisel School of Medicine. Her research emphasis, publications, and professional presentations are in the field of moral education and applied ethics. Her recent books include "Global Bioethics" (Oxford) and "The Human Genome Project in College Curriculum: Ethical Issues and Practical Strategies"(UPNE). She teaches the "Ethics in Action" mini-course at Tuck.

Current Research Topics

  • Ethics and communication
  • Honor

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2005–present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geisel School of Medicine, 2004–present
  • Executive Director, Ethics Institute, Dartmouth College, 2001–17
  • Assistant Professor, 1997–2001, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Professional Military Ethics, 1997–99, United States Naval Academy
  • Assistant Professor (Adjunct), California State University, Sacramento, 1990–96

Board memberships

  • Executive Boards
    Association of Practical and Professional Ethics
    Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
  • Board Memberships
    Academy of Management
    Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship
    American Philosophical Association
    Association of Moral Education
    Philosophy of Education Society
    Society for Business Ethics
    Society of Christian Ethics


  • Page Legacy Scholar, Penn State College of Communications, 2010
  • Resident fellow in journalism ethics, University of Missouri, 2004
  • Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2000

Selected Publications

  • "Military Physicians: The Myth of Divided Loyalties," International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 24(1), Spring 2010
  • "Mission and Academic Administration," in The Ethical Challenges of Academic Administration, Springer, 2009
  • With R. Green, "Methods in Business Ethics," in The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics, Oxford, 2009
  • "MBA Classes Rethink Their Ethics," Newsday, February, 2009
  • With R. Green and S. Jauss, Global Bioethics: Issues of Conscience for the Twenty-First Century, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2008
  • With R. Green, The Human Genome Project in the College Curriculum: Ethical Issues and Practical Strategies, University Press of New England, 2008