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Sandra Waddock


Galligan Chair of Strategy

Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility


Dr. Waddock teaches a University Capstone course entitled Leadership and Mindfulness. Her current research interests are in the areas of system transformation, memes and narrative, intellectual shamanism, stewardship of the future, wisdom, corporate responsibility, management education, and multi-sector collaboration. 

Previously, Dr. Waddock was a Distinguished Lecturer at Kansas State University and served as co-Verizon Professor at Bentley University. She was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and has had visiting or adjunct professor appointments at the Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, Griffith University, and the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Dr. Waddock was a co-founder of the (former) Leadership for the Change Program: Sustainability, Responsibility, Community at Boston College and the Initiative for Responsible Investing (formerly at the BC Center for Corporate Citizenship, now at the Hauser Center, Harvard Kennedy School), and also served with the founding  group of the GOLDEN for Sustainability project. 

Dr. Waddock served as editor of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship from 2002-2004, and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Learning and Education, Business Ethics Quarterly, Organization and Environment, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Journal of Management for Global Sustainability, Social Responsibility Journal, and Building Sustainable Legacies.

Her papers have appeared in Sustainability, Organization & Environment, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Executive, Strategic Management Journal, Business & Society, Management Learning, and The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, among numerous other outlets. Her 1997 paper with Samuel B. Graves entitled "Quality of Management and Quality of Stakeholder Relations: Are They Synonymous?" was the recipient of the 1997 Moskowitz Prize given by the Social Investment Forum. 

As of 2021, Waddock is an active member of the stewardship team of the Bounce Beyond initiative, a steward of the SDG Transformations Forum, a member of GANE, the Global Assessment for New Economics, and an informal advisor to the International Humanistic Management Association.