Mendoza School of Business

Christopher Adkins

Associate Teaching Professor
Management & Organization
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Christopher Adkins is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Management & Organization Department and the Executive Director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center of Ethical Leadership. His research and teaching explore how the fields of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and behavioral economics provide new insights and best practices for values-based leadership. Empathy is the core theme of his work, offering a foundational and teachable skill to enhance innovation, communication, diversity and inclusion, ethical decision making, and change leadership. In June 2015, he was awarded “Master Teacher of Business Ethics” by the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University.

In addition to his teaching and research, Chris designs engaging leadership programs based on the neuroscience of individual and organizational flourishing. Partners and clients have included: World Bank, Saatchi & Saatchi, Deloitte, Aspen Institute, IBM, Conference Board, Navigant Consulting, Education First, Giving Voice to Values, Corporate Eco Forum, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Agilent Technology, Novelis.

Ph D, The College of William & Mary
MA, Boston University
BA, The College of William & Mary

Areas of Expertise
Empathy in the Workplace
Business Ethics
Cognitive Neuroscience and the implications for Decision-Making and Leadership Development
Change Leadership

"Master Teacher in Business Ethics", Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University, 2015