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McGowan, Richard

Instructor - COB - Business Ethics
College of Business


Holcomb Building - 215


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • Applied philosophy
  • Moral development
  • Gender issues
  • History of Ideas

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
many; see c.v.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

  • Responsible for classes in business ethics
  • Introduction to philosophy, business environment (ethical and legal context of business)
  • Medical ethics (fall 2003)

Personal Hobbies

  • Sports, especially biking
  • Baseball history
  • Writing
  • Cooking



  • B.A., Colgate University
  • M.A., Washington State University
  • Ph.D., Marquette University


  • Nominee, Moralitas Award, St. Joseph’s College, 1994
  • Nominee, Father Kaiser Faculty Scholar Award, 1991
  • Induction into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society in recognition of teaching excellence, 1990
  • Second Place, Jasper County Creative Writing Contest, 1990
  • Special Recognition Award for contribution to racial equality, NTA/NSBE – MSOE chapter, 1989

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

  • American Philosophy Association
  • Association of Science and Culture
  • Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association
  • Indianapolis Writer's Center

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Chair of Philosophy Department
  • Director for school-wide course (but also, building supervisor, bartender, fork lift operator, hot-tar roofer, housepainter, landscaper)