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Marianne Jennings

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Marianne Jennings is a professor of legal and ethical studies in business in the Department of Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She has been a Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar at ASU since 1995. She teaches graduate courses in the MBA program in business ethics and the legal environment of business.

Professor Jennings has done consulting work for law firms, businesses and professional groups including AES, Boeing, Dial Corporation, Mattel, Motorola, CFA Institute, Southern California Edison, the Arizona Auditor General, the Cities of Phoenix, Mesa, and Tucson, the Institute of Internal Auditors, Coca-Cola, DuPont, AES, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Motorola, Mattel, Pepsi, Hy-Vee Foods, IBM, Bell Helicopter, Amgen, Raytheon, and VIAD.

Professor Jennings is an award-winning author and has published hundreds of articles in academic, professional and trade journals. Currently she has six textbooks and monographs in circulation. Her most recent book, "The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse" was published by St. Martins Press in 2006. Her books have been translated into five languages.In 2006, her article, Ethics and Investment Management: True Reform, was selected by the United Kingdom Emerald Management Review from 15,000 articles in 400 journals as one of the top 50 articles in 2005. 

Her columns have been syndicated around the country, and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Reader's Digest. She received an Arizona Press Club award in 1994 for her work as a feature columnist. She has been a commentator on business issues on All Things Considered for National Public Radio. She has conducted more than 300 workshops and seminars in the areas of business, personal, government, legal, academic and professional ethics. She has appeared on CNBC, CBS This Morning, the Today Show, and CBS Evening News.

She has been married since 1976 to Terry H. Jennings, Maricopa County Attorney's Office Deputy County Attorney. Her five children are Sarah, Sam, and John, and the late Claire and Hannah Jennings.

Education
  • J. D. Brigham Young University
  • Bachelor's degree. Finance, Brigham Young University
Research Interests

Business Ethics, Ethical Collapse in Organizations, Auditor Liability, Corporate Governance, Ticket brokers, Secondary ticket markets, Ticket scalping

Publications

Professor Jennings has authored hundreds of articles in academic, professional and trade journals. Currently she has six textbooks and monographs in circulation. The sixth edition of her textbook, "Case Studies in Business Ethics," was published in 2008 and the eighth editions of her textbooks, "Real Estate Law" and "Business: lts Legal, Ethical and Global Environment" were published in 2007. She was added as a co-author to "Anderson's Business and the Legal Environment" in 1997, a text published in its 20th edition in March 2007. Her book, "Business Strategy for the Political Arena," was selected in 1985 by Library Journal as one of its recommended books in business/government relations. Her book, "A Business Tale: A Story of Ethics, Choices, Success, and a Very Large Rabbit," a fable about business ethics, was chosen by Library Journal in 2004 as its business book of the year. A Business Tale was also a finalist for two other literary awards for 2004. In 2000 her book on corporate governance was published by the New York Times MBA Pocket Series. Her book on long-term success, "Building a Business Through Good Times and Bad: Lessons from Fifteen Companies, Each With a Century of Dividends," was published in October 2002 and has been used by Booz, Allen, Hamilton for its work on business longevity. A collection of her essays, "Nobody Fixes Real Carrot Sticks Anymore," first published in 1994 is still being published. Her latest book, "The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse" was published by St. Martins Press in July 2006. Her books have been translated into five languages. 

In 2006, her article, Ethics and Investment Management: True Reform, was selected by the United Kingdom Emerald Management Review from 15,000 articles in 400 journals as one of the top 50 articles in 2005. 

Her columns have been syndicated around the country, and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Reader's Digest. She was given an Arizona Press Club award in 1994 for her work as a feature columnist. She has been a commentator on business issues on All Things Considered for National Public Radio. She has conducted more than 300 workshops and seminars in the areas of business, personal, government, legal, academic and professional ethics. 

Fall 2016
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ACC 591Seminar
Fall 2015
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ACC 591Seminar
Fall 2014
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ACC 591Seminar
Fall 2013
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ACC 591Seminar
Honors / Awards
  • All-Star Speaker by the Institute of Internal Auditors, 2005
  • Top 50 articles of 2005. Her piece, Ethics and Investment Management: True Reform, was selected by the United Kingdom Emerald Management Review from 15,000 articles in 400 journals.
  • Best article awards, Institute of Internal Auditors and Association of Government Accountants, 2001, 2004
  • Professor of the Year, College of Business (1981, 1987 and 2000)
  • Inducted to Speakers Hall of Fame, Association of Government Accountants 2000
  • Best article awards, Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the Association for Government Accountants, 1999
  • Appointee, Arizona Commission on Character of then-Governor Jane Dee Hull, 1999
  • President, Arizona Association of Scholars, 1999
  • Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar, 1995 to present. 
  • Arizona Press Club Award: feature columnist, 1994 
  • Appointee, Arizona Corporation Commission of then-Governor Bruce Babbitt,  1984-85
  • Burlington Northern Teaching Excellence Award, 1985

 

Editorships
  • She is a contributing editor for the Real Estate Law Journal, and the Corporate Finance Review.
  • She was appointed to the Board of Editors for the Financial Analysts Journal in 2007.
  • She served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Legal Studies Education during 2003-2004. 
Professional Associations

She is a member of 12 professional organizations, including the State Bar of Arizona, and has served on four boards of directors, including Arizona Public Service (now Pinnacle West Capital) (1987-2000), Zealous Capital Corporation, and the Center for Children with Chronic Illness and Disability at the University of Minnesota. She was appointed to the board of advisors for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators in 2004. She served as chair of the Bonneville International Advisory Board for KHTC/KIDR from 1994-1997. 

Work History

She served as director of the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at ASU from 1995-1999. From 2006-2007, she served as the faculty director for the MBA Executive Program. During 1986-1988, she served as Associate Dean in the College of Business. From 1986-87, she served as ASU's faculty athletic representative to the NCAA and PAC-10. 

She was also an appointee to the Arizona Commission on Character by then-Governor Jane Dee Hull (1999) and to the Arizona Corporation Commission by then-Governor Bruce Babbitt (1984-85). 

Her internships were with the Federal Public Defender and U.S. Attorney in Nevada, and she has done consulting work for law firms, businesses and professional groups including AES, Boeing, Dial Corporation, Mattel, Motorola, CFA Institute, Southern California Edison, the Arizona Auditor General, the Cities of Phoenix, Mesa, and Tucson, the Institute of Internal Auditors, Coca-Cola, DuPont, AES, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Motorola, Mattel, Pepsi, Hy-Vee Foods, IBM, Bell Helicopter, Amgen, Raytheon, and VIAD.