Tara Ceranic Salinas

Tara Ceranic Salinas
Phone: (619) 260-2378
Office: Olin Hall 240

Chair of Management, Law and Ethics; Professor of Business Ethics

  • PhD, University of Washington, Business Ethics
  • MA, University of Limerick, International Studies
  • BA, University of Pittsburgh, Political Science

Tara Ceranic Salinas is a professor of business ethics and chair of the management, law and ethics department at the University of San Diego School of Business. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on business ethics, women in management, corporate culture and leadership. Her research stream is two-fold focusing on ethical decision-making and emotions in the workplace as well as effective pedagogies for the millennial generation.

Salinas' academic research on understanding what motivates ethical behavior appears in the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Journal of Business Ethics. She has presented her research at numerous international conferences. Furthermore, Salinas has published a variety of case studies and teaching notes on local and global organizations as well as reviews for various academic conferences and journals.

Salinas is the 2019/2020 Steber Professor at the USD School of Business, president-elect of the International Association for Business and Society, and the North American editor for the Journal of Business Ethics Education.  

Areas of Expertise

Ethical Decision-Making, Corporate Social Responsibility, Pedagogy

Selected Publications

  • Montiel, I., Ceranic, T. (2015) Cooking Up Solutions to Climate Change: The Role of Sustainable Entrepreneurs, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Reynolds, S., Ceranic, T. (2009) On the causes and conditions of moral behavior: Why is this all we know?, Information Age Publishing.
  • Love, E., Ceranic, T., Rotman, J. (2018) The Ethical Standards of Judgment Questionnaire: Development and Validation of Independent Measures of Formalism and Consequentialism, Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Ehrich, K., Ceranic, T., Liu, J. (2014) Business Unusual: Transforming Business School Curricula through Community Engagement, Metropolitan Universities Journal.
  • Ceranic, T., Montiel, I., Cook, W. (2013) Grenada Chocolate Company: Big Decisions for a Young Social Enterprise on a Small Island, Journal of Business Ethics Education.
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