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Papers Presented at Business Ethics Conferences

Kathleen Wilburn and Ralph Wilburn presented “The Benefit Corporation: CSR Joins Profit” at the 19th-annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics at Niagara University in Buffalo, New York, and at the SMB Teaching Showcase in 2012.

The Wilburns also presented “Certified B Corporations and B Lab: Certifying Corporate Social Responsibility” at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in San Antonio in 2013.

Papers Published on Scenario Thinking

Kathleen Wilburn and Ralph Wilburn’s paper “Scenarios and Strategic Decision Making” was accepted by the Journal of Management Policy and Practice. Another paper, “Abbreviated Scenario Thinking,” was published in Business Horizons, a journal of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

School of Management and Business

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Kathleen M. Wilburn, PhD
Professor of Management

Phone: 512-233-1676

Education
  • PhD in Education at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1983
  • MA in Psychology, Guidance and Counseling at University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 1976
  • MA in English/Comparative Literature, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1967
  • BA in English/Journalism at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1965
Why I Teach

I teach for the moments when my students take what we have discussed in class and build on it outside the classroom. With undergraduates, these moments may result in students putting leadership skills to work in a student organization, internship or service opportunity. With graduate students, they may result in a promotion at work or landing a coveted position at a respected company.

I teach for these “aha” moments, when it becomes clear that a student fully understands a concept covered in class — and builds on that concept to make a difference in the world.

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