Joel Gehman Appointed Lindner-Gambal Professorship of Business Ethics

August 26, 2021

The GW School of Business today announced the appointment of Professor Joel Gehman, Ph.D. to the Lindner-Gambal Professorship of Business Ethics. Following an international search led by Vanessa Perry, Ph.D., GWSB leadership welcomed the new professor to the faculty of strategic management and public policy. 

Noting Gehman's extensive academic and industry experience and commitment to business ethics, Dean Anuj Mehrotra said, “Dr. Gehman is the right fit at the right time. The school is serious about ESG, and his expertise will add depth to our commitment of continuing to teach, research and provide student experiences focused on business ethics.”

Professor Gehman joins GWSB with a background in sustainability, innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship. In particular, he investigates how grand challenges related to sustainability and values affect organizational strategies, technology innovation, and institutional arrangements. And reciprocally, how organizations, innovation and institutions affect the emergence and trajectories of grand challenges. 

In approaching these questions, Gehman draws primarily on organization theory, together with insights from strategic management, and science and technology studies. His work also takes a process perspective, focusing on the organization of concerns over place and time. 

Of his appointment, Gehman said, "I am thrilled to be joining the George Washington Business School, a top international business school with a commitment to advancing the responsible management of organizations of all kinds." He also noted while expressing his excitement in joining the school, that "Part of the vision of GWSB is to assure our graduates possess the multidisciplinary knowledge, critical-thinking skills, and ethical standards necessary to make a positive impact on economies and societies."

The endowed professorship was established by A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation in recognition of the esteemed work of two GW distinguished alumni, Thaddeus A. Lindner and Sergius Gambal co-founders of Colonial Parking, Inc.