Koeze Business Ethics Initiative


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Michael DeWilde is the Koeze Business Ethics Initiative Director and an associate professor of philosophy. He teaches the MBA Business Ethics courses, Theories of Human Nature, Eastern Philosophy, and the Community Working Classics seminar, which received the 2002 national award for “Excellence in Philosophy Programs” from the American Philosophical Association. He is the recipient of a major grant from the Kellogg Foundation and a winner of a Pew “Teaching Excellence” award. 

He has been a featured speaker at universities and businesses in North America, India and France, giving talks on moral psychology, business ethics, and the pedagogy of teaching ethics. He has a chapter on the importance of introspection for developing leaders in the book Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship and the Common Good, published by Pelgrave Press.

He was, for one year, a Research Affiliate professor with the ESC Rennes School of Business in Rennes, France, and for many years has consulted with west Michigan businesses as an executive coach and "philosopher-in-residence." His work has been featured in the New York Times and Inc. Magazine, among other places, and his latest publication is a chapter in the book Philosophy Imprisoned from Lexington Press.  He holds degrees from Harvard University and Grand Valley State University.

TEDx on "Sustaining the Humanities, and Humanity, in Prison":

The Hauenstein Center's Wheelhouse Talk on Leadership:


Roberta (Robbi) Osipoff is the Special Projects Assistant for the Seidman College of Business and assistant to the Business Ethics Center and Student Professional Development Program.  Additionally, she is an advisor to the Seidman Student Leadership Development Program (SLED).  Robbi earned degrees from Aquinas College and from GVSU.  She joined GVSU in 2000 and has served as the executive assistant to the Vice President for University Development, project coordinator for Grand Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and was a member of the Administrative/Professional Outstanding Team Project Award for 2011.  

Abigail DeHart is the 2014-2015 intern. A graduate of Grand Valley State University, she is headed to the University of Cambridge in the UK this fall.  

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