Faculty Advisors and Fellows

Faculty and Center Fellows


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Professor Jeffrey Loewenstein is a faculty member in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Business. His research examines how people generate, learn and apply knowledge, primarily through studying analogy, categories, and vocabularies. His work provides guidance for how to negotiate, make decisions, communicate and work together more effectively and ethically. Professor Loewenstein received his Ph.D. and Masters in Cognitive Psychology from Northwestern University and his B.S. in Cognitive Science from The University of Michigan. He taught previously at the Kellogg School of Management, Columbia Business School and The University of Texas at Austin.



Carlos J. Torelli

Carlos J. Torelli is Professor of Marketing in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He applies his knowledge of cross-cultural psychology to identify the key cultural factors that drive consumers’ reactions in a globalized economy and to uncover the underlying socio-cognitive processes for these reactions. Torelli’s research specialties include global branding, the social psychology of power, cross-cultural consumer behavior, self-regulation and persuasion. He is the author of “Globalization, Culture and Branding: How to Leverage Cultural Equity for Building Iconic Brands in the Era of Globalization,” Palgrave Macmillan 2013. His work has been published in several books and in top journals in psychology and consumer behavior, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Consumer Psychology (where one of his articles is ranked in the “top 20 most cited” articles in the last 5 years), Social Cognition, and Social and Personality Psychology Compass. His research has been featured in multiple mass media outlets, such as NPR, WCCO-TV, KMSP-TV, Star Tribune, Psychology Today, Yahoo Finance, and Yahoo Lifestyle. Professor Torelli received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before moving to the University of Illinois, where he teaches Brand Management and International Management for undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs, he worked at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, and was Marketing Vice-President for Citibank in Venezuela and Turkey.


Portrait of Joan Elise Dubinsky, Director of Ethics office.

Joan Dubinsky

Joan Dubinsky has been a champion for ethics, compliance, and responsible business conduct within the international, government, non-profit and business sectors for more than 30 years.  She is a leader in the global business ethics movement, having served as the chief ethicist for several leading international organizations and corporations, including the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, BAE Systems, Inc., and the American Red Cross.

Ms. Dubinsky served as the Director, UN Ethics Office/Chief Ethics Officer for the United Nations between 2010 and 2015, reporting directly to the Secretary-General.  She chaired the Ethics Panel of the United Nations, promoting coherence among ethics functions within the UN System.

She also directs the Rosentreter Group, a management consulting practice, teaches and lectures at a number of universities, and is a Board member with Globethics.net Foundation, a Swiss charity.

With Alan Richter, PhD., Ms. Dubinsky co-authored Global Ethics and Integrity Benchmarks (2008 and 2015 editions).  She was a contributing author to the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association’s Ethics and Compliance Handbook, which documented best practices in the field of corporate compliance. Ms. Dubinsky led The Conference Board’s Research Working Group on Working at the Intersection of Human Resources, Ethics & Compliance. Her work in ethics training was prominently featured in Ethics Matters: How to Implement Values-Driven Management, by Dawn-Marie Driscoll and W. Michael Hoffman (2000).  Her work on investigations was highlighted in Blackwell’s Companion to Business Ethics, ed. by Robert Fredericks (1999).

Ms. Dubinsky received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and her undergraduate degree in Religious Philosophy from the Residential College, University of Michigan, where she was a Phi Beta Kappa. The Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society is proud to call her a Fellow!