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Katherina Pattit

Company: St. Cloud State University

Position: Dean of the Herberger Business School

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Ethics
  • Ethical Business Culture
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • Business Education
  • Leadership Ethics

Publications & Accomplishments


  • Skirry J., Pattit, K. G., Van Buren, H. (forthcoming). The Ethical Obligations of Institutional Investors: Managing Moral Complexity. Business And Society Review.
  • Pattit, J. M., Pattit, K. G., Spender, J.-C. (forthcoming). Edith T. Penrose: An economics of the ‘Ordinary Business of Life’. Strategic Management Review (Special Issue: Edith Penrose and The Theory of the Growth of the Firm: The Next Sixty Years).
  • Barnard, H., Pattit, K. G. (2022). Profit-seeking corporate social responsibility in developing countries: The risk of conflating CSR and R&D. Journal of Comparative International Management. 25(1): 61-83
  • Pattit, J. M., Pattit, K. G. (2022). Responding to crisis: World War 2, COVID-19, and the business school. Business and Society Review, 127: 319-34 (Special Issue: Business and Society in the Age of COVID-19). DOI: 10.1111/basr.12262
  • Kim, T., Maimone, F., Pattit, K. G., Sison, A. J., Teehanke, B. L. (2021). Master and slave: The dialectic of human-artificial intelligence engagement. Humanistic Management Journal, 6(3): 355-371. DOI: 10.1007/s41463-021-00118-w
  • Thompson, D., Supina, S. A., Pattit, K. G., Swink, D. R. (2021). What should ethical & strategic employers do about COVID vaccines? University of San Francisco Law Review. 56: 219
  • Pattit, K. G., Pattit, J. M. (2019). The case for a thick shareholder concept. Business and Society Review, 124(4), 497-514. DOI: 10.1111/basr.12188
  • Pattit, J. M., Pattit, K. G., (2018). You have our permission not to grow. Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange, June 12, 2018. DOI: 10.17919/X9NM3Q
  • Glac, K., Elm, D. R., Martin, L. (2015). Areas of privacy in Facebook: Expectations and value. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, 33(2/3), 147-176. DOI: 10.5840/bpej2014111113
  • Glac, K. (2014). The influence of shareholders on corporate social responsibility. Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, 9(3), 34-79.
  • Glac, K., Michaelson, C. M. (2012). What is a good answer to an ethical question? Journal of Business Ethics Education, 9(1), 233-258. DOI: 10.5840/jbee2012912
  • Glac, K., Skirry, J. D., Vang, D. O. (2012). What is so morbid about Viaticals: An examination of the ethics of economic ideas and economic reality. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, 31(3/4), 453-474. DOI: 10.5840/bpej2012313/425
  • Glac, K. (2012). The impact and source of mental frames in socially responsible investing. Journal of Behavioral Finance, 13(3), 184-198. DOI: 10.1080/15427560.2012.707716
  • Glac, K., Warren, D. E., Chen, C. C. (2012). Conflict in roles: Lying to the ingroup versus the outgroup in negotiations. Business and Society, 53(3), 440-460.DOI: 10.1177/0007650312439843
  • Glac, K., Kim, T. W. (2010). The 'I' in ISCT: Normative and empirical facets of integration. Journal of Business Ethics, 88(4), 693-705. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-009-0330-7
  • van der Voort, J. M., Glac, K., Meijs, L. C. P. M. (2009). Managing corporate community involvement. Journal of Business Ethics, 90(3), 311-329. DOI 10.1007/s10551-009-0051-y
  • Glac, K. (2008). Understanding socially responsible investing: The effect of decision frames and trade-off options. Journal of Business Ethics, 52(1), 41-55. DOI:


  • Research Integrity Editor, Journal of Business Ethics, 2020 - present
  • Editor – Behavioral Business Ethics Section, Journal of Business Ethics, 2020 - 2022
  • Editorial Board Member, Business and Society Review, 2020 - present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Behavioral Finance, 2013 - 2019
  • Editor, Blackwell Encyclopedia of Business Ethics, 2010 - 2012
  • Chair, Social Issues in Management Division, Academy of Management, 2021 - 2022
  • Chair Elect, Social Issues in Management Division, Academy of Management, 2020 - 2021
  • Program Chair, Social Issues in Management Division, Academy of Management, 2019 - 2020
  • Professional Development Workshop Program Chair, Social Issues in Management Division, Academy of Management, 2018 - 2019
  • Member, Advisory Board for the Business Ethics Resource Center, Opus College of Business,
    2020 - 2022
  • Member, Advisory Board for the Center for Ethics in Practice, Opus College of Business,
    2019 - 2021
  • Board Member, International Association for Business and Society, 2018 - 2021

Select media appearances

  • Radio Interview – TBS eFM Radio, Seoul, South Korea. Facebook whistleblower implications
  • TV Interview – Kare11 evening news & KSTP evening news. Ethical issues at Facebook
  • Radio interview – WCCO. Facebook whistleblower revelations
  • Radio interview with Euan Kerr – MPR. Ethics of companies requiring workers to report to work during Covid.
  • Radio interview with Angela Davis – MPR. Ethics of Online shopping
  • Magazine interview – Twin Cities Business, Chris Lemke. Are Fines Dandy?
  • Podcast – By All Means. Fred Haberman
  • Podcast – By All Means. Kate Arends
  • Podcast – By All Means. Andrew Dayton
  • Newspaper article – Business Forum, Star Tribune. With Big Data comes big responsibility
  • Magazine interview, Minnesota Private College Council newsletter. Ethics of Social Media
  • TV Interview – KSTP-TV. Mark Zuckerberg testimony and data breach
  • Radio Interview – WCCO radio. Paul and Jordana show
  • TV Interview – Kare11 evening news. Presidential conflicts of interest and emoluments



Ph.D. in Ethics and Business Law from the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School of Business. Diplom-Kauffrau (German equivalent of MBA) from Friedrich-Alexander University in Germany.


Katherina Pattit joined St. Cloud State University in 2022 as Dean of the Herberger Business School. Prior to joining HBS, Dr. Pattit was a professor and department chair in Ethics and Business Law at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Ethics and Law from the Wharton School of Business.


Dr. Pattit’s research examines topics related to investor decision making, particularly in the context of socially responsible investing, as well as the influence of shareholders on corporate social responsibility. Beyond ethical decision making, Dr. Pattit writes about business ethics more generally and the history and future of business education. Her research is published in leading publications such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Business and Society, Business and Society Review, Business and Professional Ethics Journal, Journal of Comparative International Management, and other leading international journals.