Mendoza School of Business


Jessica McManus Warnell

Rex and Alice A. Martin Faculty Director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership; Teaching Professor
Management & Organization
 574-631-9182
  254 Mendoza College of Business
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Jessica McManus Warnell teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in business ethics, sustainability, inclusive leadership, managing early career employees, and business and culture in Japan. Jessica is a past recipient of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) North America Chapter Award for Teaching Excellence. Her current research explores business students' values orientations, inclusive business and business education, and sustainable businesses and communities, including community and economic recovery in the wake of natural disasters. She served as a visiting teaching and research fellow at Reitaku University near Tokyo, and continues to collaborate with scholars and business executives in Japan. A Faculty Fellow of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and of the Pulte Institute for Global Development, and Affiliated Faculty of the Environmental Humanities Initiative, the Gender Studies Program, the Initiative on Race and Resilience, the Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI), the Poverty Studies Minor, the Sheedy Family Program in Economy, Enterprise, and Society, and the Sustainability Minor, Jessica is the author of Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership: What Works for Young Professionals and Their Managers, part of the Giving Voice to Values collection on corporate social responsibility.

Education
BA, Saint Mary's College
MA, University of Chicago
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Certification,
Certificate in Executive Management, University of Notre Dame, Executive Education

Areas of Expertise
Business Ethics
Sustainability
Values-Based Decision Making
Women & Inclusive Leadership in Business

"Cleaning Our Messes: The unprotected workers keeping climate change at bay", Cambridge University Press, Exploring Environmental Violence , eds. Marcantonio, R. A., Lederach, J. P., & Fuentes, A., 2024

"Relationship amongst coastal hazard countermeasures and community resilience in the Tōhoku Region of Japan following the 2011 tsunami", (With Robert Wachter, Davide Forcellini, Kevin Walsh), Natural Hazards Review, 24, 2023

"Toxic for Teens: Navigating a Career in the Social Media Industry (cases and teaching note)", University of Virginia Darden School of Business Publishing - Giving Voice to Values, 2022



"Toward Discovering a National Identity for Millennials: Examining their Personal Value Orientations for Regional, Institutional, and Demographic Similarities or Variations", (With James Weber, Dawn Elm, Vanessa Hill, Jeffrey Loewenstein, Patsy Lewellyn), Business and Society Review, 124, 2019



"Business students and faculty on the same side of the desk: Engaged students and collaborative faculty present three new international business ethics case studies", (With Joan E. Dubinsky), Journal of Business Ethics Education, 13, 2016

"Leading Across Generations", Springer; Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and GovernanceGlobal Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance; Ali Farazmand, Ed., 2016

"Moral Reasoning and Learning Outcomes in Undergraduate Business Education: A Cross-Cultural Exploration", (With Maria Cecilia Coutinho de Arruda, Cheng Wang), Understanding Ethics and Responsibilities in a Globalizing World: The International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics Book Series (Eds. M. C. Arruda, B. Rok; Springer), 5, 2016


"Giving Voice to Values: Engaging Millennials and Managing Multigenerational Cultures", Managing Human Resources from the Millennial Generation (William Sauser & Ronald Sims, eds.); Information Age Publishing, 2012

"Ethics, Leadership and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME): Sustainability Matters", (With Theresa Ricke-Kiely), SAGE: Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook, 2012

"Ask More of Business Education: Giving Voice to Values for Emerging Leaders", Journal of Business Ethics Education: Special Issue: Giving Voice to Values, 8, 2012

"An Undergraduate Business Ethics Curriculum: Learning and Moral Development Outcomes", Journal of Business Ethics Education, 7, 2010, 2010

"Integration & Collaboration for Effective Ethics Education", Kendall Hunt Publishing - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Giving Voice to Values in Educating Ethical Leaders: Lessons Learned and Ideas for the Future", (With Christopher Adkins), Taylor & Francis/Routledge, Giving Voice to Values: An Innovation and Impact Agenda - Mary Gentile & Jerry Goodstein, eds. , 2021


"Learning from and teaching through envirotechnical disasters", 73rd Annual Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA), 2024

"Business, Law, and Flourishing", Higher Education and Human Flourishing, 2024

"The Unprotected Workers Keeping Climate Change At Bay: Lenses from Japan and the U.S.", Degrowth and Sustainability Conference - Purdue University - Imagining Sustainable Futures Research Community, 2024

"Teaching for Belonging in Business Schools", Association for Practical & Professional Ethics (APPE) 33rd Annual International Conference, 2024

"Fukushima – Resilience, Recovery, and Redemption", ThinkND Podcast Series / University of Notre Dame, 2023

"Voicing Values for Organizational Leadership", Reimagining Business Excellence in the MENA Region, ND Jerusalem Global Gateway, 2023

"Tech Industry and Social Impact", Reimagining Business Excellence in the MENA Region, Notre Dame Jerusalem Global Gateway, 2023

"Ethical Leadership & Managing for Environmental Sustainability", The Assessment of Resilience: Case Studies - ​Università di San Marino, San Marino (online with D. Forcellini, K. Q. Walsh, R. Wachter), 2023

"Toxic for Teens? Navigating a Career in the Social Media Industry", Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) 32nd Annual International Conference, 2023

"Community and Economic Resilience, Human Rights, and the Fukushima disaster: Considerations in the Context of Japan’s COVID-19 response", Riding COVID-19 in Global Settings, 2022

"Energy, Justice and Fukushima: An International, Multidisciplinary, Multi-sector Collaboration", International Society for Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE) World Congress (Bilbao, Spain), 2022

"Developing a Course on Women & Inclusive Leadership - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxP08QAAyQo", Association for Practical & Professional Ethics (APPE) 30th Annual International Conference, 2021

"How has the Japanese healthcare system adjusted to the aftermath of the 3/11 triple disaster? (with Allan Njomo)", Association for Practical & Professional Ethics (APPE) 30th Annual International Conference, 2021

"Relationship Among Coastal Hazard Countermeasures and Community Resilience in the Tōhoku Region of Japan Following the 2011 Tsunami (with Robert Wachter (ND), Kevin Walsh (ND), Davide Forcellini (U of Auckland, NZ)", Association for Practical & Professional Ethics (APPE) 30th Annual International Conference, 2021

"Teaching Disaster: Ethical & Economic Issues", Annual Nuclear Security Summit: Use of Emerging Technologies for Disaster Management - Cases of Nuclear Disaster and the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020

"Sustainable Business Development in the Age of Coronavirus", Virtual Panel Discussion - ND Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies, ND International/Hong Kong Global Center, 2020

"Keynote Presentation", Strategies for Optimizing Ethical Leadership Across Generations - Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management & Consulting, 2019

"Energy, Justice & Fukushima: A Multidisciplinary Faculty Collaboration", Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) 28th Annual Meeting, 2019

"Millennials & Ethical Leadership at Work", Mendoza Staff Speaker Series, 2018

"Giving Voice to Values - Ethical Leadership", Ethical Leaders in STEM - The Notre Dame Graduate School, 2018

"The Investigative Teams Model: A Meaningful Voice for People in Poverty in Partnership with Allies", Association for Practical and Professional Ethics 27th Annual Conference, 2018

"Ethics in Management Education", 2017 International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, 2017

"The influence of institutional mission on students' values: A comparison among universities (with Jim Weber, Duquesne University)", 2017 International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, 2017

"Three International Business Ethics Case Studies: A Faculty-Student Collaboration", 2017 International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, 2017

"Early Career Employees & Ethical Decision Making: What’s different & why does it matter?", Day of Research, Ethical Decision Making & Early Career Employees // Ted Rogers Leadership Centre, at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management, 2017

"Plenary Presentation: Millennials and Ethical Leadership", 19th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum, 2017

"A Multidisciplinary Collaboration on Teaching Business & Culture in Japan", 66th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs , 2017

"International Business Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship Case Presentation", Mandela Washington Fellows - Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), 2017

"Lunch with An Author: Jessica McManus Warnell on Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership; Featured presentation of the Lunch with An Author program, Professional Ethics Track, of the APPE Annual Meeting; host discussion of my book with small group participants.", Association for Practical and Professional Ethics 26th Annual International Conference, 2017

"Business students and faculty on the same side of the desk: A collaborative effort to develop new international business ethics case studies", Association for Practical and Professional Ethics 26th Annual International Conference, 2017

"Ethical Leadership", Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka of the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, 2017

"Business Ethics", Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka of the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, 2016

"Perspectives on Business Ethics in the Japanese Tradition: Implications for Global Understanding of the Role of Business in Society", International Society of Business, Economics & Ethics (ISBEE) World Congress, Shanghai, China, 2016

"", Sustainability: a Multi-disciplinary Movement; Invited participation representing the College of Business, GreeND multidisciplinary faculty panel presentation and discussion, 2016

"Invited Faculty Speaker: Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership: Generations at Work", Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Summit, 2015

"Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership", Higgins Labor Studies Program: Research, Advocacy & Policy (RAP) Program, 2015

"Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership: New Insights on What Works", Webinar: Clear-Sighted Career Online Learning Series of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, 2015

"Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership: PDW", Academy of Management 2015 Annual Meeting, 2015

"Hitting the Ground Running: Understanding and Leveraging Generational Differences", Orientation - MCOB Graduate Business Programs, 2015

"Perspectives on Business Ethics in the Japanese Tradition: Implications for a Global Understanding of the Role of Business in Society", 5th Annual Connecting Silos: Sharing Ideas & Best Practices in the Teaching of Professional & Research Ethics, 2015

"Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership", Notre Dame Alumni Association Annual Leadership Conference, 2015

"Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership: New Insights on What Works", Association for Applied and Professional Ethics (APPE) 24th Annual Meeting, 2015

"Perspectives on Business Ethics in the Japanese Tradition: Implications for a Global Understanding of the Role of Business in Society", Association for Applied and Professional Ethics (APPE) 24th Annual Meeting, 2015

"Moderator, Faculty Panel: The Ethics of Fracking", John A. Berges Series in Business Ethics, 2014

"Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership", Connecting Silos: Sharing Ideas & Best Practices in the Teaching of Professional & Research Ethics, 2014

"Engaging Millennials for Ethical Leadership", Notre Dame Alumni Association Leadership Conference, 2014

"A Perspective on Business Ethics in Japan and the United States", Liu Institute Fellows Colloquium Series, 2014

"Business Ethics Teaching and Learning", Hesburgh Lecture, Tokyo, Japan, Waseda University, 2014

"'Fessing Up: Impact on Consumers and Employees When Companies Admit Wrongdoing (with Edward Conlon & Adam Kronk)", Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) 23rd Annual Meeting, 2014

"Unpacking the Millennial Mystery: Business Ethics and Working with Generational Differences in the Classroom and Corporation", 20th Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, 2013

"The Notre Dame Approach to Business Ethics and Trends in U.S. Business Ethics Education; Reitaku University, Japan"

"Assessing Moral Sensitivity", Association for Applied and Professional Ethics (APPE) 22nd Annual Meeting, 2013

"Unpacking the Millennial Mystery: Business Ethics and Working with Generational Differences in the Classroom and the Corporation", Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) 22nd Annual Meeting, 2013

"Recognizing and Approaching an Ethical Problem", Responsibilities and Ethics in the Conduct of Research; Notre Dame Graduate School, 2013

"Moral Reasoning and Learning Outcomes in Undergraduate Business Education: A Cross-Cultural Exploration (presented by Maria Cecilia Arruda)", Congreso ALENE 2012, Universidad del Salvador, 2012

"AOM PDW: Lessons Learned on the Front Line: Working with the Giving Voice to Values Case Method", Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2012

"Moral Reasoning and Learning Outcomes in Undergraduate Business Education: A Cross-Cultural Exploration", Fifth ISBEE World Congress, 2012

"Reinforcing Students’ Core Ethical Commitments through Emphasis of Catholic Social Thought", 8th International Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education: Renewing Mission and Identity in Catholic Business Education, 2012

"Competencies Related to Ethics (presented by Maria Cecilia Arruda - FGV-EAESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil)"

"B-School Curricula: What We Do, How We Measure Its Impact, and What Could Be Added", Innovating Ethics Pedagogy in the Classroom and the Corporation: A Forum about What Works, What’s New, and What’s Possible (ND Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership), 2012

"Giving Voice to Values in Management Education", 18th Annual International Business Ethics Conference, 2011

"An Undergraduate Business Ethics Curriculum: Learning and Moral Development Outcomes", Association for Applied and Professional Ethics (APPE) Annual Meeting, 2011

"Ethics, Leadership and Sustainability in Business Education: Implications of Identity and Pedagogical Considerations", Saint Mary's College, 2010

"Sustainable Business", Colloquia Presentation in Sustainability Through the Catholic Social Tradition (Bill Purcell, Rachel Novak, Instructors), 2010

"Business Education, Ethics and Community-Based Learning: A Three-Year Longitudinal Study", Callings: Fostering Vocation through Community-Based Learning Conference, 2007

"Integrated Ethical Development in Business Education: A Longitudinal Study (presented by Jay Brandenberger)", Association for Moral Education International Conference, 2006

"Turning Violence Around in Our Communities", Wellsprings of Wisdom Annual Conference, 2004

Award
"Justice and Asia Grant", Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies , 2023

"Mendoza Dean's Award - Integrate (Team Award)", Mendoza College of Business, 2022

"Course Development Grant, with Eva Dziadula (Dept. of Economics) - Climate, Economics, and Business Ethics", Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies, 2021

"Course Development Grant - Sustainable Communities & Global Business", ND Minor in Sustainability, 2021

"Global Engagement and Faculty Partnership Grant", Notre Dame International, 2019

"Justice and Asia Collaborative Research Grant", Notre Dame Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies, 2019

"Stephen C. Moore Center for Values & Ethics in Business Endowment Curriculum Development Grant", 2018

"2018 Management & Organization Department Faculty Service Award", MCOB M&O Department, 2018

"UN PRME Chapter North America Award for Excellence in Teaching", United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, 2017

"2016-2017 Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D. Collaborative Community-Based Research Seed Grant", Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns, 2016

"Research Funding Award", Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, 2014

"Invited Research Fellow", Business Ethics and Compliance Research Center, Reitaku University, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, 2014

"Research Funding Award", Notre Dame Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, 2014

"2013–2014 Gray Family Course Development Grant Recipient", Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns, 2013

"Invited Research Fellow and Instructor (5-Month Appointment)", Business Ethics and Compliance Research Center, Reitaku University, Japan, 2013

"2010 Key Award for Services Program of the Year - Robinson Community Learning Center - with Jay Caponigro, Luther Tyson and Melissa Paulsen", Indiana Association for Community Economic Development and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, 2010


ND Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, Work cited in “Attract Emerging Leaders with Purpose, Not Perks” (by Brett Beasley), June, 2017


Faculty Fellow, Pulte Institute for Global Development, Pulte Institute Faculty Fellow Spotlight, April, 2021


Fast Company, Quoted in “Millennials face yet another workplace challenge - ageism” (by Zlati Meyer), July 7, 2021


Globethics.net, #GlobalEthicsDay2016, “Why does ethics matter to you?", October 19, 2016


Mendoza News - Notre Dame Deloitte Center Names New Director, December 12, 2022


https://sites.nd.edu/jessica-mcmanus-warnell/media/ for updated citations 2022


Social Science Space / SAGE Publishing, October 29, 2020


NBC News, Quoted in "Most Millennials are Finding it Hard to Transition to Adulthood" (by Safia Samee Ali), April 20, 2017