The mission of the International Journal of Ethical Leadership is to spread awareness of the fact that every worthwhile human endeavor requires the application and embodiment of ethical leadership to succeed, endure, and produce positive outcomes for present and future generations. The authors’ aim is to expand the transdisciplinary, international conversation that is ongoing around the question of what ethical leadership requires. Their hope is that with each issue of this journal, they are able to highlight a range of perspectives on ethical leadership in theory and action around the globe. Their intention is not to endorse particular opinions, but to host a trusted forum for readers to explore a diversity of views.
Since 2008, Shannon French has served as director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and Inamori Professor of Ethics, a tenured professorship in the Case Western Reserve University Department of Philosophy. Prior to joining Case, she was associate chair of the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the U.S. Naval Academy. Dr. French’s primary expertise is in the area of military ethics, and her 2003 book, The Code of the Warrior, features a forward by Senator John McCain. She received a B.A. degree from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. Her Ph.D. thesis at Brown University (Providence, RI) was titled, “The Problem of Motivating Ethical Behavior.”