Ron Beadle attempts to defend, extend and apply Alasdair MacIntyre's notions of virtues, goods, practices and institutions in the context of contemporary organizations. His empirical research focusses on the travelling circus as a context from which much may be learned about practice-based community. Ron has published in Business Ethics Quarterly, Organization Studies, the Journal of Business Ethics and American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly amongst others. He is joint editor of the forthcoming volume "Learning from MacIntyre" (with Professor Geoff Moore), he convenes the Circus Research Network (Britain and Ireland) and writes a monthly column for regional newspaper ‘The Journal'. Ron is Professor of Organization and Business Ethics at Northumbria University and Visiting Professor at the National Centre for Circus Arts (London). Beyond academia, Ron has been an elected councilor in Gateshead, England since 1996 and stood in five parliamentary elections as a Liberal Democrat.
Janie Harden Fritz, Ph.D.
Dr. Fritz earned a Ph.D. in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993. Dr. Fritz currently serves as a professor and director of the B.A. and graduate programs in the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies. She holds the William Patrick Power, C.S.Sp. Endowed Chair in Academic Leadership. Dr. Fritz is the author of Professional Civility: Communicative Virtue at Work, which won the 2013 Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award; co-author of Communication Ethics Literacy: Dialogue and Difference (2009); and co-editor of Communication Ethics and Crisis: Negotiating Differences in Public and Private Spheres (2012), Problematic Relationships in the Workplace (2006), and Problematic Relationships in the Workplace, Volume 2 (2012). She has also authored 24 book chapters and 38 scholarly articles. Dr. Fritz is currently the editor of The Journal of the Association for Communication Administration and Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, in addition to serving on the editorial boards for multiple academic journals. Dr. Fritz received the National Communication Association (NCA) Communication Ethics Division 2017 Teaching Award and has been named a Distinguished Research and Teaching Fellow of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA). Dr. Fritz has served as the president of the Religious Communication Association, the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) and the Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA).
R Scott Smith, Ph.D.
R Scott Smith, PhD, is Professor of Ethics and Christian Apologetics at Biola University. He is the author of In Search of Moral Knowledge: Overcoming the Fact-Value Dichotomy (IVP, 2014), Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge: Philosophy of Language After MacIntyre and Hauerwas (Ashgate/Routledge, 2003), and Naturalism and Our Knowledge of Reality: Testing Religious Truth-claims (Ashgate/Routledge, 2012), amongst other books, chapters, and articles. His Ph.D. is from the University of Southern California in Religion and Social Ethics.