Nancy Hauserman

Loras to host ‘Foundation of Ethical Leadership’ May 4

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College welcomes Nancy Hauserman, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, who will present “Stand Up and Step Forward: The Foundation of Ethical Leadership” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4 in Hoffmann Auditorium inside St. Joseph’s Hall of Science. Her appearance is part of the Andrew P. Studdert Business Ethics and Crisis Leadership Lecture Series.

Hauserman will focus on the importance of having leaders who act ethically, in business and in society.

“It’s critical for business and society that we focus not on what employees and coworkers want to hear but on what they need to hear – and on what we need to be saying as ethical people,” she said. “This is especially true if we are leaders, if we are in charge, if we are setting the tone.”

Hauserman also will explore what makes it difficult to be a good, ethical leader and will present a decision-making model that may help those in leadership positions who want to be good, ethical leaders. She will discuss how to identify primary values and state an issue or problem clearly as well as how to identify critical facts of the problem, possible solutions, stakeholders, effects of solutions on key stakeholders and the factors that might result in a different decision.

Hauserman has served in a number of academic and administrative positions in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business since 1976. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa. She has expertise in business ethics, sexual harassment and women and employment law. She continues to teach law and ethics for the Tippie College master’s programs in Hong Kong and Italy.

The Andrew P. Studdert Business Ethics and Crisis Leadership Lecture Series was established in 2016 in order to provide the Loras community and the general public access to nationally recognized thinkers and experts who are involved in the exploration of issues of current relevance and perennial significance at the intersection of business, ethics, and crisis leadership.

Loras leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan institutions to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. Loras ranks among 450 NCAA Division III athletic programs in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, 11th out of the Top 100 baccalaureate colleges, according to the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings, 13th Best Regional College, according to Midwest U.S. News Best Colleges and is among the 200 Best-Loved Colleges in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine.

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