Associate Professor

Mackinac Hall B-3 204
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403
Fax: (616) 331-

MAK B-3 204
Ext.: 13612 (voice-mail)



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 publications are a chapter in the book Philosophy Imprisoned from Lexington Press and an essay on the VW scandal in the Grand Rapids Business Journal.  He holds degrees from Harvard University and Grand Valley State University.

Working Classics

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