Gerald Cavanagh is the Charles T. Fisher III Chair of Business Ethics and Professor of Management at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is the author of more than 40 research articles and five books, the latest, American Business Values: A Global Perspective, 6th Ed.
Jerry Cavanagh has lectured and consulted with business firms, governments and universities. He has lectured and given workshops on business ethics and the role of the business firm throughout the US, as well as in Mexico, Indonesia, Australia, Europe and India. He received the AMost Outstanding Faculty Award@ from his colleagues at the University of Detroit Mercy. Cavanagh holds a B.S. in engineering (Case) and graduate degrees in philosophy, theology, education (St. Louis U.), a doctorate in management (Michigan State), and is an ordained Catholic priest in the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
Cavanagh was Academic Vice President and Provost at the University of Detroit Mercy (1989-95), Interim Dean of the College of Business Administration, held the Gasson Chair at Boston College and the Dirksen Chair of Business Ethics at Santa Clara University. He received honorary doctorates from Loyola of Baltimore and Siena Heights University. He chaired the Social Issues Division of the Academy of Management, and the All-Academy of Management Task Force on Ethics. He received the highest award in his field (Sumner Marcus Award) from the Academy of Management Social Issues Division for his contributions to business ethics. He referees papers for several journals and for national professional conferences. Cavanagh has served on the boards of trustees of Fordham, Santa Clara, Xavier, Holy Cross, Loyola University of New Orleans, John Carroll University and the University of Detroit.
Cavanagh has recently written and lectured on: Ethics in the Global Marketplace, Business and Personal Values, The United Nations Global Compact with Business, Free Enterprise and Its values, and Spirituality for the Manager. He enjoys hiking and backpacking in the National Parks.