Dr. Beverly Kracher
Business Ethics Alliance Founder
Dr. Beverly Kracher is one of the country’s leading experts on business ethics. Her areas of expertise include city-level business ethics, international business ethics, ethics and society, ethical leadership, ethical blind spots, online trust and online business protests.
Professor Kracher holds the Robert B. Daugherty Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Society at Creighton University Heider College of Business. With more than 20 years developing and sharing ethical insights, Dr. Kracher brings clarity to every facet of what constitutes ethical behavior, from how to deal with everyday moral dilemmas and stop moral snowballs, to how to align an organization to its core values and drive economic development in an ethical community.
Dr. Kracher is an experienced commenter on business ethics and has been tapped as a speaker by companies of all sizes, including Fortune 500 giants such as ConAgra Foods, Union Pacific Railroad, Kiewit Corporation and Mutual of Omaha. She currently writes a business ethics column for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce magazine and is often asked for her observations on subjects related to business ethics by local, regional and national media.
She is the co-author of Ethinary, a common-sensical ethics dictionary, and her research has been published extensively in academic journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, and Business & Society Review. She is recognized as a 2014 Top 100 Thought Leader by Trust Across America – Trust Around the World, and was Omaha’s Business Woman of the Year in 2013.
Dr. Kracher holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was a Research Fellow with the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing, China. She has extensive international ethics experience, including: Dominican Republic, where she was as an instructor in the Creighton University Study Abroad Program for three years; France, where she met with L'Oreal executives to learn about ethics and compliance in their firm; Japan, where she learned about ethics and compliance at Prudential Financial; and, Ethiopia, where she spoke at a university about business ethics as a competitive advantage and also met with the female owner of the largest travel agency in the country to discuss cultural similarities and differences in business ethics.