Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Staff

Theodora Bryan

Title/s:  Adjunct Instructor



Theodora Bryan has earned her BA in Philosophy from Trinity College, MA in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Seminary, and PhD in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago with a concentration in Applied Ethics in the areas of both medicine and business.  She has over 32 years of teaching experience with 30 years at Loyola University Chicago in the Philosophy department at the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Management department at the Quinlan School of Business. She also taught in the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University as well as the Chapman College extension at the Great Lakes Naval Station.


  • PhD, Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago
  • MA, Philosophy of Religion, Trinity Seminary
  • BA, Philosophy, Trinity College

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions 

  • Quinlan Faculty Award for Graduate Teaching & Student Engagement
  • Honored for "Service, Dedication and Leadership" by the Women's History Committee, Loyola University Chicago
  • Who's Who in Business Academia, Academic Keys
  • Honored by Alpha Chi Omega for "Making a Difference in the Lives of Students"
  • Honored for "Service and Leadership" by National Residence Hall Honorary Organization, Loyola University Chicago
  • "Faculty All-stars" Distinguished as one of the top-five MBA professors in Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business
  • "The Top 10 MBA Faculty" Dean's List, Loyola University Chicago
  • Top 10 Most Recommended Teachers by Sigma Pi Fraternity, Loyola University Chicago
  • Award for "Outstanding Service to Students," Loyola University Chicago
  • Award for "Excellence in Teaching," Loyola University Chicago
  • Honored by students during Faculty Appreciation Week for "Commitment to Excellence," Loyola University Chicago

Research Interests 

  • Behavioral and prescriptive ethics
  • Neuroscience and human cognition
  • Business leadership
  • Ethical issues in artificial intelligence and data analytics
  • Organizational behavior

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Society for Business Ethics
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Courses Taught

  • History of Philosophy
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Ethics and Society
  • Business Ethics
  • Organizational Behavior