Maureen Ambrose, professor of management in the College of Business Administration, has been named the Gordon J. Barnett Professor of Business Ethics.

Her new position allows her to spend more time on research. Her research interests include organizational fairness, ethics, and workplace deviance. She is widely published in these areas and has held editorial positions at several peer-reviewed journals.

“I am honored to step into this position. But beyond the personal satisfaction is the excitement I feel for the opportunities this creates for UCF. We are already an internationally-recognized center for research on issues related to business ethics. This position provides us the opportunity to not only continue those efforts, but to extend them to our doctoral program and beyond,” said Ambrose.

“As a result, we will not only continue our reputation as ‘the place to be’ for serious business ethics research. We will also become known as the source for business ethics scholars of tomorrow. I can’t tell you how proud I am to be a part of that!”

Ambrose has been a faculty member since 1999. Prior to joining UCF, she served on the faculty at the University of Iowa and was director of research for the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Business. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Instituto d’Empressa in Madrid and the Université de Toulouse in France.

Ambrose is a fellow of the Academy of Management and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is a member of the Society for Organizational Behavior and has served on the executive committee for the Society since 2007. Additionally, she is a member of the Academy of Management ethics education committee.

She received her Ph.D. in 1986 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.