Marianne M. Jennings

Marianne M. Jennings is Emeritus Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies at the WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. She previously served as director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, as a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, and on the board of directors for Arizona Public Service (now Pinnacle West).  During her tenure at ASU, she served in many different capacities: director of the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics (1995-1999); faculty director for the MBA Executive Program (2006-2007); associate dean (1986-1987); chair of the University Hearing Board (1995-2011); and faculty athletic representative to the NCAA and PAC-10 (1986-1987).

Professor Jennings has authored several books and hundreds of articles in academic, professional and trade journals. Her columns have been syndicated around the country, and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Washington Post, and Reader’s Digest. She has been a commentator on business issues on All Things Considered for National Public Radio. She has appeared on CNBC, CBS This Morning, the Today Show, and CBS Evening News.

She has conducted more than 500 workshops and seminars in the areas of business, personal, government, legal, academic and professional ethics. She has been named professor of the year in the College of Business in 1981, 1987, 2000, and 2010 and was the recipient of a Burlington Northern teaching excellence award in 1985. In 1999, she was given best article awards by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the Association for Government Accountants. She was given best article awards by the institute of Internal Auditors and Association of Government Accountants in 2001 and 2004. She was been a Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar from 1995-2011. In 2000, the Association of Government Accountants inducted her into its Speakers Hall of Fame.  In 2005, she was named an All-Star Speaker by the Institute of Internal Auditors.  In 2006, her article, “Ethics and Investment Management:  True Reform,” was selected by the United Kingdom’s Emerald Management Review as one of the top 50 articles in 2005.  She was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders by Trust Across America in 2010. In 2012 she was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by Ethisphere magazine.

She is a contributing editor for the Real Estate Law Journal, New Perspectives, The Smart Manager, and the Corporate Finance Review. She has served on the Board of Editors for the Financial Analysts Journal, as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Legal Studies Education, and as then-Governor Bruce Babbitt’s appointee to the Arizona Corporation Commission. She was appointed by Governor Jane Dee Hull to the Arizona Commission on Character, and is a past president of the Arizona Association of Scholars.

Professor Jennings earned her undergraduate degree in finance and her J. D. from Brigham Young University.