Faculty Profile

Michael K. McCuddy

The Louis S. and Mary L. Morgal Chair of Christian Business Ethics and Professor of Management

217 Urschel
mike.mccuddy @valpo.edu


Dr. McCuddy’s teaching interests focus primarily on business ethics and secondarily on high performance aspects of organizational behavior. A signature characteristic of his teaching of ethics is the active involvement of students in the learning process through various team learning approaches. He has published extensively on the science and art of teaching, drawing on experiences with a variety of innovative educational approaches. Professor McCuddy served as lead editor for the soon-to-be-published 30 chapter volume, EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS X: The Challenges of Educating People to Lead in a Challenging World, a book series sponsored by the international organization, Educational Innovation in Economics and Business (EDiNEB).

Dr. McCuddy pursues a variety of research interests in business ethics. His current work focuses on four primary areas: relationships between freedom and corruption in a global context, the fundamental moral nature of human beings and its relationship to stewardship, the roles that stewardship and financial acumen play in the success of large corporations, and methods for educating people regarding the ethics of emerging technologies. He has co-authored award winning papers in two of these four areas of research interest. From time-to-time he has worked in collaboration with select graduate and undergraduate students on different ethics research projects, and these projects have resulted in well-received co-authored publications.


Ph.D. - Purdue University 1977
M.S.B.A. - Indiana University at South Bend 1973
B.S.B. - Indiana University at South Bend 1971