Brief Biography

Denis Collins
Professor of Business
Edgewood College
Madison, WI 53711

Denis Collins is Professor of Business at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, where he teaches classes in management and business ethics. He received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990, a Masters of Arts in Philosophy from Bowling Green State University in 1987, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Montclair State College in 1977. He has been on the faculties at University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Bridgeport, the nation’s most international university.

Denis has published six books and numerous articles in the areas of social philosophy, participatory management, business ethics, and service learning. His latest books –Business Ethics: How to Design and Manage Ethical Organizations (2011: John Wiley & Sons), and Essentials of Business Ethics: Creating an Organization of High Integrity and Superior Performance (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) provide practical “how-to” examples and best practices for improving an organization’s ethical performance.  His articles have appeared in many academic journals, including Personnel Psychology, Organization Science, and Journal of Business Ethics. Denis has conducted hundreds of business ethics workshops, talks, and consulting projects, won several teaching and service awards, and serves on Edgewood College’s Board of Trustees.

 Denis Collins currently serves on Edgewood College’s Board of Trustees, as well as Editorial Boards for the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Academic Ethics, and Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. He has served on the Board of Governance for the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management and the International Association for Business and Society.

Denis is the recipient of the 2015 Wisconsin BBB Torch Light for Ethics for service to Wisconsin Better Business Bureau, 2014 Sister Stevie Award for embodying Edgewood College’s mission and spirit, 2011 Samuel Mazzuchelli Medalion for empowering others, 2010 MBA Outstanding Faculty Award, and the 2009 Estervig-Beaubien Outstanding Professor Award, School of Business, Edgewood College, for excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. Three times he was voted the outstanding MBA faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Business Week’s survey of alumni and is a recipient of the Lawrence J. Larson Excellence in Teaching Award (University of Wisconsin). In 1996, Professor Collins was a finalist for the Academy of Management’s Distinguished Educator Award.

Among his many other honors are profiles in Who’s Who in American Education, Men of Achievement, and Who’s Who in the World.

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