Craig Dunn

Wilder Distinguished Professor of Business and Sustainability


Craig P. Dunn is Professor within the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University and Associate Professor Emeritus of San Diego State University, in both instances specializing in business and society issues. In mid-September 2016 he transitioned into Western's Wilder Distinguished Professorship of Business and Sustainability, having previously served for three years as Dean of the College of Business and Economics. His research interests include managerial ethics and values, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, the meaning of work, and social entrepreneurship. He is active in the International Association for Business and Society (IABS)—publisher of the journal Business & Society—, serving on the Board of Fellows as well as Past President. Craig has served on the Advisory Committee of Washington Campus Compact, a state-wide organization dedicated to advancing service-learning within the region.

Craig was guest editor for an influential special issue of Business Horizons, July-August, 1991. His articles have also appeared in Business Ethics QuarterlyJournal of Management EducationInternational Journal of Leadership StudiesJournal of Nonprofit ManagementEmployee Responsibilities and Rights JournalJournal of International ManagementVoluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit OrganizationsSelected Readings for CPAs in IndustryDictionary of Business Ethics, and Mapping Strategic Thought.

He was awarded the 1989-90 Schuyler F. Otteson Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award from Indiana University, as well as the 1992 Department of Management Outstanding Faculty Award at San Diego State University and the 2013 MBA Educator of the Year at Western Washington University. He has served on the Board of Directors of Mission Federal Credit Union, the Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation, the Corporate Governance Institute, the Green Restaurant AssociationLydia Place, as well as the Ethics Advisory Panel for the Institute for Local Government, the research arm of the League of California Cities, and the Ethics Advisory Committee of the Port of Bellingham. Craig is a senior consultant with the Centre for Organization Effectiveness. He has also taught at San Diego State UniversityRice UniversityIndiana University, and California State University, Bakersfield.

Ph.D., Indiana University

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Biointegrity: The Truth in Nature - TEDxWWU, June 2015

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WWU Western Window, Episode 34. January 2016

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WWU CBE Sustainability Interview Series - Ross Macfarlane, Climate Solutions. November 2015

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