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Jason Skirry

Limited Term Faculty

  • Education
  • B.A., History, University of Washington
    B.A., Philosophy, University of Washington
    M.A., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
    Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Expertise
  • Ethics, corporate social responsibility, organizational citizenship.
  • Research Interests
  • Cultivating and integrating ethics within business environments, organizational culture, and one’s own personal development.

Jason Skirry, PhD, has been teaching business ethics and philosophy at the University of St. Thomas since 2008. His teaching philosophy focuses on helping students clarify their own values, improve their critical thinking and successfully apply moral theory to business practice.

Skirry’s research is concerned with cultivating and integrating ethics within business environments, organizational culture, and one’s own personal development. At the organizational level, he studies the ethical responsibilities of organizations and how organizations can incorporate these responsibilities into their culture and decision-making process. At the personal level, he researches and develops practices that can help people integrate their personal and professional lives.

Skirry is the founder of Philosophical Living, where he consults, leads workshops and lectures in areas of personal and professional development, ethical decision-making and meaningful work. 


  • 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

  • Bacon Fellowship for Summer Study, 2005
  • Critical Writing Teaching Fellowship, 2008
  • SAS Dissertation Fellowship, 2007
  • William Penn Fellowship, 2007

  • Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

  • Founder, Philosophical Living, LLC, Minneapolis (2015 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Mpls (2009 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas - College of Liberal Arts, St. Paul / Mpls (2009 - present)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas - College of Liberal Arts, St. Paul / Mpls (2008 - 2009)
  • Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, (2007 - 2008)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, (2003 - 2005)
  • Teaching Assistant, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue (2001 - 2002)
  • Inventory Control Manager, AT & T Wireless Services, Bellevue (1995 - 2001)