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Katherina Pattit

Associate Professor

  • Education
  • B.A., Management, Friedrich-Alexander University
    M.B.A., International Business, Accounting, Marketing, Friedrich-Alexander University
    Ph.D., Business Ethics and Law, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business
  • Research Interests
  • Investor decision making, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, responsible growth, and privacy in social networking

Katherina Pattit received her PhD in business ethics and law from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her BA and MBA from Friedrich Alexander University in Germany. Her research interests cover a variety of subject areas, including investor decision making, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, responsible growth, and privacy in social networking.

Currently, Pattit is studying how companies manage their boundaries in the social media space and how that affects employee privacy. She is also collaborating on a project about how companies use corporate social responsibility activities as research and development “labs” to manage and enable market and social innovation in Africa.

Pattit enjoys teaching in a learner-centered classroom environment in which students take an active role, not only in shaping course material and assessment, but also in teaching each other. She enjoys teaching at St. Thomas because it allows her to focus on learning about one's own values, goals and thought patterns as a basis for applying tools for improving critical decision making. Pattit also specializes in online and blended course design and delivery and serves as a master reviewer for the Quality Matters program.


  • Pattit, J. M., & Pattit, K. (2018). You have our permission not to grow. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange (EIX),
  • Glac, K., Elm, D. R., & Martin, L. (2015). Areas of privacy in Facebook: Expectations and value. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, (33)(2/3), pp. 147-176
  • Glac, K. (2014). The influence of shareholders on corporate social responsibility. Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, (9)(3),
  • Glac, K. (2012). The impact and source of mental frames in socially responsible investing. Journal of Behavioral Finance, (13)(3), pp. 184-198
  • Glac, K., & Michaelson, C. M. (2012). What is a good answer to an ethical question?. Journal of Business Ethics Education, (9)(1), pp. 233-258
  • Glac, K., Skirry, J. D., & Vang, D. O. (2012). What is so morbid about Viaticals: An examination of the ethics of economic ideas and economic reality. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, (31)(3/4), pp. 453-474
  • Glac, K., Warren, D. E., & Chen, C. C. (2012). Conflict in roles: Lying to the ingroup versus the outgroup in negotiations. Business and Society, pp. 1-21
  • Glac, K., & Kim, T. (2010). The 'I' in ISCT: Normative and empirical facets of integration. Journal of Business Ethics, (88)(4), pp. 693-705
  • van der Voort, J. M., Glac, K., & Meijs, L. C. (2009). Managing corporate community involvement. Journal of Business Ethics,
  • Glac, K. (2008). Understanding socially responsible investing: The effect of decision frames and trade-off options. Journal of Business Ethics, (52)(1), pp. 41-55
  • Glac, K., Cantwell, J., & Hardin, R. (2004). The internationalization of R&D - the Swiss case. Management International Review, (44)(3), pp. 57-82
  • Glac, K. (2011). A Stakeholder Perspective to Social Responsibility. In A. Lindgreen, P. Kotler, F. Maon & J. Vanhamme (Ed.), Shareholders as corporate social responsibility advocates. Surrey, UK: Gower Publishing
  • Glac, K. (2007). Chemieindustrie (1925-1960). In R. Petri (Ed.), Technologie transfer aus der deutschen (pp. 105-106). Ambix
  • Glac, K., & Cantwell, J. (2006). Transnational Corporations and Economic Development: From Internationalisation to Globalisation. In L. Cuyvers and F. De Beule (Ed.), TNCs, locational clustering and the process of economic development (pp. 84-106). London: Palgrave, Macmillan

  • Academy of Management
  • Association of Practical and Professional Ethics
  • Society of Business Ethics
  • Academy of Management
  • Academy of Management, Editor
  • Blackwell Encyclopedia of Business Ethics, Editor
  • Business Ethics Quarterly, Reviewer
  • Business and Professional Ethics Journal, Reviewer
  • International Review of Law, Reviewer
  • Journal Of Business Ethics, Reviewer
  • Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Reviewer
  • Journal of Behavioral Finance, Editor
  • Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Reviewer
  • Society of Business Ethics, Reviewer

  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2014 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2008 - 2014)
  • Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2006 - 2007)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2005 - 2007)
  • Senior projects manager, Merrill Corporation, New York (2001 - 2002)
  • Account manager, LanguageWorks, Inc, New York (2000 - 2001)
  • Manager, title information department, Title One Agency, Inc, Florence (1999 - 2000)
  • Information specialist, German Society for Clinical Chemistry, Nuremberg (1995 - 1999)