Koeze Business Ethics Initiative


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Michael DeWilde is the Koeze Business Ethics Initiative Director and an associate professor of philosophy. He teaches the MBA Business Ethics courses, Theories of Human Nature, Eastern Philosophy, and the Community Working Classics seminar, which received the 2002 national award for “Excellence in Philosophy Programs” from the American Philosophical Association. He is the recipient of a major grant from the Kellogg Foundation and a winner of a Pew “Teaching Excellence” award. 

He has been a featured speaker at universities and businesses in North America, India and France, and was invited to give a talk on new developments in moral psychology and ethics at the AACSB Sustainability Conference in Charlotte, NC. He has a chapter on the importance of introspection for developing leaders in the book Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship and the Common Good, published by Pelgrave Press.

He was, for one year, a Research Affiliate professor with the ESC Rennes School of Business in Rennes, France, and for many years has consulted with west Michigan businesses as an executive coach. His work has been featured in the New York Times and Inc. Magazine, among other places, and his latest publication is a book chapter in the book Philosophy Imprisoned from Lexington Press.  He holds degrees from Harvard University and Grand Valley State University.


Roberta (Robbi) Osipoff is the Special Projects Assistant for the Seidman College of Business and assistant to the Business Ethics Center and Student Professional Development Program.  Additionally, she is an advisor to the Seidman Student Leadership Development Program (SLED).  Robbi earned degrees from Aquinas College and from GVSU.  She joined GVSU in 2000 and has served as the executive assistant to the Vice President for University Development, project coordinator for Grand Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and was a member of the Administrative/Professional Outstanding Team Project Award for 2011.  

Abigail DeHart is the 2014-2015 intern. Currently a senior at Grand Valley State University, she assists with program planning and research for the Initiative.

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