The American College Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services provides several fellowship opportunities to explore diverse research topics at the intersection of ethics and financial services.
Our signature fellowship is the Maguire Fellowship in Applied Ethics, which is a program that supports an individual or individuals working on meaningful research focused on the financial services industry. This research aims to foster productive engagement with industry groups, the academic community and regulatory agencies by enabling leaders to recognize the individual and systems-level factors that can help raise the level of ethical behavior in the financial services industry.
Research conducted by our Fellows and Scholars is disseminated in multiple forums and formats, including through our events, in industry-facing publications, as well as peer-reviewed journals.
Our Fellows and Scholars are respected researchers and practitioners who have successfully demonstrated their expertise and skills to communicate complex theories and data-driven insights to a broad audience. If you are interested in a fellowship opportunity, please contact our Executive Director with your resume and a brief note about your background and research interests.
Jason M. Pattit, PhD
Jason Pattit is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of St. Thomas, where he teaches in various MBA programs about how companies can protect human dignity, promote well-being, and contribute to the common good. His recent research has been published in Business and Society Review, the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, and the Strategic Management Review. Jason is also an Associate Editor and the Special Issues Editor for Business and Society Review, and he is currently a Representative-At-Large for the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management.
Katherina G. Pattit, PhD
Katherina Pattit is the Dean of the Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University. Prior to joining HBS, Dr. Pattit was a professor and department chair in Ethics and Business Law at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Ethics and Law from the Wharton School of Business.
Dr. Pattit’s research examines topics related to investor decision making, particularly in the context of socially responsible investing, as well as the influence of shareholders on corporate social responsibility. Beyond ethical decision making, Dr. Pattit writes about business ethics more generally and the history and future of business education. Her research is published in leading publications such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Business and Society, Business and Society Review, Business and Professional Ethics Journal, Journal of Comparative International Management, and other leading international journals.
Dr. Caterina Bulgarella
Dr. Bulgarella is an organizational psychologist with deep expertise in organizational culture and behavioral ethics. Her academic and applied research work includes the study of self-regulation and self-control processes, leadership behavior, employee engagement, organizational trust, conduct risk, teamwork and collaboration, conflict and negotiation, and work meaning. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with senior leaders to build high-performance culture practices, ethical leadership, and purposeful work, by integrating scientific insights and applied best practices.
Dr. Bulgarella holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from New York University. She serves on the I/O Psychology Master’s program at New York University (NYU), and she is a member of the Ethical Systems’ core research team. She regularly contributes with her writing and talks about culture, ethics, and leadership to a number of different fora.
Dr. Kevin Gibson is a professor of philosophy at Marquette University in the Klinger College of Arts and Sciences. He served as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Philosophy for six years, as Director of the Center for Ethics Studies from 2001 to 2012, and most recently as the Interim Dean of the Graduate School. He also teaches business ethics in the College of Business Administration. Born in the United Kingdom, Gibson was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and served as an infantry officer before earning his BA (Hons) in philosophy in 1980 at Sussex University. He moved to the United States, where he attended Harvard University and received an EdM in Administration and Social Policy in 1985. He trained with the Harvard Mediation Project, and has worked as a professional mediator and trainer. At the University of Colorado, Boulder, Gibson earned an MA in philosophy in 1989 and a PhD in philosophy in 1991, with a focus on ethics and contemporary issues. Gibson joined Marquette’s faculty in 1995. During his time at Marquette, the Executive MBA Program has awarded him the Excellence in Executive Education Award six times. He was a recipient of the Helen Way Klinger Humanities Fellowship in 2008. Gibson’s research concentration is the study of ethics, widely understood as the way that we treat one another and the world around us. He is the author of two major textbooks: Introduction to Ethics (Pearson Press, 2013) and Business and Ethics: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2007). He has also authored or co-authored more than 30 scholarly articles. His most recent research deals with issues of valuing community and the environment when discussing issues of sustainability.