Faculty and Staff
Title/s: Raymond C. Baumhart, SJ, Professor of Business Ethics
Office #: Schreiber 529
Dr. Jennifer J. Griffin is Professor of Strategy and the Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J. Professor of Business Ethics 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 firms 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 initial research awards was for a co-authored article, ‘Corporate Social Performance and Corporate Financial Performance: Twenty-five years of Incomparable Research’ as the Best Paper Award in 20 Years. It remains among the most cited articles in Business & Society.
Her research is published in multiple disciplines: Public Administration Review, Business & Society, Group & Organization Management, Business & Politics, Corporate Reputation Review, Journal of Public Affairs, Business Ethics: An European Review, and Public Relations Quarterly, among others. Co-author of 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 also a senior editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia.
Professor Griffin, an award-winning educator, received the GW 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. Eight times in the past decade (2016-2011, 2009 and 2007) 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.