J. Tylee Wilson Chair in Business Ethics Named at Wake Forest University Schools of Business

5.8.2012 Article, Ethics, Faculty News, General, Leadership

Retired Colonel Sean T. Hannah will lead ethics programming and initiatives

A 26 year U.S. Army veteran and former director of the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) at West-Point – United States Military Academy will join Wake Forest University Schools of Business as Professor of Management and the J. Tylee Wilson Chair in Business Ethics.

Sean T. Hannah will lead ethics and character development programming and initiatives within the Wake Forest University Schools of Business.

“We are fortunate to have someone with such extraordinary experience to provide direction and insight to help carry out our mission to prepare passionate, ethical business leaders who gain results with integrity,” said Steve Reinemund, Dean of Wake Forest University Schools of Business.

Professor Hannah holds a PhD in Management from the University of Nebraska, Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration degrees from Syracuse University, a Master of Military Science from the Marine Corps University, and a Bachelor of Political Science degree from California State University.

He has taught courses in ethics, leadership, character development, and change management to both military and civilian audiences. He has also served as a consultant and training leader for corporate executives.

As a leadership scholar, Hannah has authored 34 articles plus numerous book chapters on leadership and character development. His works have been published in numerous top journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Organizational Behavior; and The Leadership Quarterly.

Hannah, a retired Army Colonel, earned numerous awards and decorations in both peacetime and in combat including the Bronze Star, four Meritorious Service medals and 19 other medals, numerous service ribbons and three unit commendations.