Jennifer Griffin

Title/s:  Professor; Endowed Chair

Office #:  Schreiber 805

Phone: 312.915.6786

Email: jgriffin5@luc.edu


The Raymond C. Baumhart, SJ Chair in Business Ethics was created in 1993 by anonymous donors after Fr. Ray stepped down as Loyola University Chicago's longest serving president (1970-1993).  For more information on Fr. Baumhart, SJ, a pioneer of the pioneers in business ethics, click here: 


Dr. Jennifer J. Griffin is the Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J. Professor of Business Ethics and Professor of Strategy at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business (Chicago, IL).  Engaged at all levels of learning (e.g. executive, doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate including online and experiential study abroad courses) Jenn examines how organizations continuously co-create value. Annually, she leads corporate strategy, social impact, and strategy-oriented CSR workshops for Australian, Chilean, and US executives as well as periodically in Brazil, India and Lebanon.

Award-winning author of the Academy of Management 2017 Best Book Award, SIM Division, for her Cambridge University Press book, Managing Corporate Impacts:  Co-Creating Value, Jenn has received numerous research awards and grants.  Among the research awards is the Best Paper Award in 20 Years for a co-authored article, ‘Corporate Social Performance and Corporate Financial Performance:  Twenty-five years of Incomparable Research.’  It remains among the most cited articles in Business & Society. 

Her research is published in multiple disciplines: Journal of Business Ethics, Public Administration Review, Business & SocietyGroup & Organization Management, Business Ethics:  An European Review, Business & Politics, Corporate Reputation Review, Journal of Public Affairs, and Public Relations Quarterly, among others.  Co-author of several case studies on social entrepreneurship, she has written book chapters for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) series, the Doing Well by Doing Good series, the Handbook for Public Affairs, and The Accountable Corporation series, among others. Jenn is an associate editor of Business & Society, the North American editor for Journal of Public Affairs, and senior editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia.

Professor Griffin, an award-winning educator, received the School of Business highest teaching award, the Teaching Excellence Award as well as the Faculty of the Year award presented by full-time MBA students while at George Washington University.  Eight times in the past decade doctoral students nominated her for the Peter J. Vaill Award for Best GWSB Doctoral Professor. She is most proud of the student-led nomination for the National Inspire-Integrity Teaching Award

Jenn has been an invited speaker for various organizations: Larson & Toubro Ltd. (Pune, India), Oxford Uni Centre for Corporate Reputation/NYU Corporate Affairs Summit, Am. Assoc of Chambers of Commerce of Latin America (AACCLA, Mexico City), Calvert Funds (Bethesda, MD), BoardReady (DC), Georgetown Law Center (DC), Universidad de Chile (Santiago), Universidad de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo), Uni of Saint Joseph-Kaslik (Lebanon), Tampere Uni of Technology (Finland), Uni of Ulster, Uni of Bath (UK), Uni of South Australia (Australia), Uni of Nottingham (UK), Yale University’s Program on Non-Profit Organizations, United Way (VA), Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, MD), Uni of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), Uni of Delaware, Centre for Corporate Public Affairs Institute (Melbourne), Australian Centre for Social Impact, Issues Management Council (DC), Public Affairs Council (DC), Canadian Conference Board, and President George H.W. Bush’s Points of Light Foundation (Washington, DC) among others.  Jenn is also a Board Member, Keep America Beautiful.