Joe Lawless, M.B.A

Executive Director
Phone
253-692-5685
Office hours
8:30-4:30, M-F
Lecturer and Executive Director, Ctr for Leadership & Social Responsibility
Phone
253-692-5685
Office hours
8:30-4:30, M-F
Campus Box
358485
Degrees
M.B.A
Business
University of Washington Tacoma
2007
Introduction

Joe Lawless brings over 20 years of experience in leading nonprofit and philanthropic efforts to his work as Executive Director of the Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility (CLSR). In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation and Director of Corporate Partnerships for Tacoma Goodwill, he has served on the boards of numerous community organizations. Joe brings this experience, along with his focus on corporate citizenship and CSR in the Milgard MBA to his work on developing the programs of CLSR.  Joe teaches Board Governance and Leadership in the Milgard School of Business as a way to further the mission of the Center: to develop socially responsible leaders who build sustainable organizations and communities.

Scholarly Interests

Corporate Social Resonsibility

Corporate Citizenship

Board Governance

Leadership

Honors and Awards
Teaching

TMGMT 465/466 - Board Governance

Freshman Leadership Seminar

Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2017

Lawless, Joe, "Global Diversity & Inclusion at Microsoft" (2017). MICCSR Case Studies. 11.
http://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/11

2017

Lawless, Joe, "T-Mobile: Ramping up Impact with WinWin, Tri-Sector Strategies" (2017). MICCSR Case Studies. 10.
http://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/10

2016

Lawless, Joe, "2016 CSR Planning at PEMCO Insurance" (2016). MICCSR Case Studies. 8.
http://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/8

2016

Lawless, Joe, "2016 Tacoma Eats - Minimum Wage" (2016). MICCSR Case Studies. 9.
http://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/9

2015

Lawless, Joe, "Sustainable Innovation at REI" (2015). MICCSR Case Studies. 1.
http://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/1

2015

Lawless, Joe, "Investing for Good in a Shared Economy" (2015). MICCSR Case Studies. 6.
http://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/6

2014

Lawless, Joe, "Outerwall and Beyond" (2014). MICCSR Case Studies. 2.
http://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/2

2014

Lawless, Joe, "Better Living at Walmart?" (2014). MICCSR Case Studies. 7.
http://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/7

2013

Lawless, Joe, "Sustainable Fashion at Nordstrom" (2013). MICCSR Case Studies. 3.
http://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/3

2013

Lawless, Joe, "Kentucky Fried Transparency" (2013). MICCSR Case Studies. 5.
http://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/5

2013

Lawless, J., & Purdy, J.M. (2013). Teaching Responsible Leadership in Theory and Practive. In Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME (pp. 29-33). Greenleaf, Sheffield, UK.

2012

Lawless, Joe, "Victoria's Little Secret" (2012). MICCSR Case Studies. 4.
http://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/4

2012

Purdy, J. M., & Lawless, J. (2012). Building a Culture of Integrity. In C. Wankel, & A. Stachowicz-Stanusch (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Teaching Ethics in Business and Management Education (pp. 427-440). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-510-6.ch025

2012

Jill M. Purdy and Joseph Lawless (2012). Learning about governance through nonprofit board service. Journal of Management Education. 36(1): 33 – 65.