Lee Professor Named Best in the Region

Thursday, November 08, 2012 - by Britain Miethe, Lee University
Dr. Dewayne Thompson
Dr. Dewayne Thompson

Lee University Professor of Business Dr. Dewayne Thompson was awarded “Best in the Region” honors for his presentation, “A Business Ethics Framework: The Foundation of Corporate Social Responsibility,” by the Southeastern Council of Business Schools and Programs. 

ACBSP is a discipline-specific accrediting organization for schools and programs of business worldwide, consisting of ten regions. Lee belongs to its largest region.  ACBSP selects one presentation from each area as “Best in the Region” to represent the region at the annual conference in June.

Dr. Thompson’s presentation revolved around the ethics of business. He proposes that there is no closer relationship between the classroom and corporate social responsibility than the business ethics course. Thompson argues that although it is impossible to teach a student to be ethical, one can and should teach the student a disciplined approach to ethical decision making.

“I wanted to do the piece due to the lack of research in the academy regarding the measurement of ethical decision making,” said Dr. Thompson. “Many researchers deal with the frequency of cheating or the relationship between cheating in school and then cheating in the corporation, but few deal with measuring the application of ethical theory in the decision-making process.”

Dr. Thompson has served as the chair of the Department of Business at Lee University since 2006. He has been listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and received Lee's prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award in 1987. He has served in leadership positions at the university for 12 years and is in his 32nd year as a faculty member.

Dr. Thompson and his wife, Cathy, have two daughters, Amie and Lauren. He enjoys reading and landscaping and is a native of McMinnville, Tn.

For more information about ACBSP, please visit http://www.acbsp.org/p/cm/ld/fid=204.


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