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Richard A. Spinello

capstone program

Dr. Spinello is an Associate Research Professor in the Carroll School of Management where he teaches courses on social issues in management and corporate strategy. He is the Director of CSOM’s ethics program and coordinates the school’s first-year ethics course. He is also affiliated with the Philosophy Department where he sometimes teaches courses such as Ethics in the Professions.

He has written and edited several books on information technology ethics, including Morality and Law in Cyberspace and Intellectual Property Rights in a Networked World. More recently, his interests have turned to the ethical writings of the late Pope John Paul II, especially his seminal encyclical on the moral life, Veritatis Splendor. He has written a book on the Pope’s moral philosophy entitled, The Genius of John Paul II: The Great Pope’s Moral Wisdom. When he is not reading papal encyclicals or philosophical treatises, Professor Spinello enjoys listening to classical music and hiking.

Richard A. Spinello
Capstone course:

PL 434/UN 502 Ethics in the Professions


Other courses:

MD 711 Social Issues in Management
MD 265 Globalization, Culture, and Ethics
MD 099 Strategy and Policy


Office: Fulton Hall 346
Telephone: 617-552-1189
FAX: 617-552-0433
Email: spinello@bc.edu
Office hours by appointment.