Center for Leadership Ethics



Center for Leadership Ethics

Where ethics, leadership, business and the future intersect.




The Center for Leadership Ethics brings scholars with diverse backgrounds together to explore, challenge, and advance the field of ethical leadership.

Through cutting-edge research, education, and outreach, we work every day to promote the development of ethical leaders who foster ethical cultures in organizations around the world.


Featured: NEW PODCAST!

The 30-Minute Ethical Leader is a new podcast sponsored and presented by the Center for Leadership Ethics. Hosted by founder, Paul Melendez, and associate director, Michael Fricke, this podcast aims to memorialize the thoughts, learnings, and recommendations of seasoned leaders from business, government, and non-profit sectors to help and inform ethical leaders of today and tomorrow. 

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Research and Education


The Center for Leadership Ethics fosters cutting-edge research into increasingly important ethical issues. Faculty researchers receive support and funding to dive deep into practical research topics from gender and racial equity in the workplace to the relationship between ethics and creativity.

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We believe all students should have access to top-notch ethics education. That’s why the Center for Leadership Ethics provides a variety of courses—covering topics like corporate ethics and social responsibility—to both undergraduate and graduate Eller students.

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Our Partners

The Center for Leadership Ethics' cutting-edge research and programming would not be possible without the generous support of our community partners:

NAVEX Global
Merchants Information Solutions, Inc.

If you are interested in supporting the ongoing research, outreach, and education within the Center for Leadership Ethics:

please donate here


Contact Us

By Phone

520-626-0695 office

By Email

General Inquiries

Research Inquiries

By Mail

McClelland Hall 405
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108