Joe Lawless, M.B.A

Assistant Chancellor for Strategy & Assessment
Phone
253-692-5685
Office hours
8:30-4:30, M-F
Campus Box
358430
Lecturer
Phone
253-692-5685
Office hours
8:30-4:30, M-F
Campus Box
358432
Degrees
M.B.A
Business
University of Washington Tacoma
2007
Introduction

Joe Lawless brings over 25 years of experience in leading nonprofit and philanthropic efforts to his work as Assistant Chancellor for Strategy and Assessment at the University of Washington Tacoma. In 2007, Joe came to UW Tacoma to create and lead the Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility, which he did for eleven years. Before coming to UW Tacoma, he was Director of Corporate Partnerships at Tacoma Goodwill after serving as Executive Director of the Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation.
Joe has served on the boards of multiple local not-for-profit organizations, as well as advising organizations on everything from philanthropy planning and board development, to strategic planning and community partnership building. He brings this experience, along with his focus on corporate citizenship and organizational change in the Milgard School of Business MBA to his work on strategy and assessment at UW Tacoma.

Scholarly Interests

Corporate Social Resonsibility

Corporate Citizenship

Board Governance

Leadership

Honors and Awards
Teaching

Freshman Leadership Seminar

Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2018

Lawless, Joe, "Microsoft and the Future of AI" (2018). MICCSR Case Studies. 12.
https://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/12

2018

Lawless, Joe, "Millennial Workforce at Premera" (2018). MICCSR Case Studies. 13.
https://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/miccsr_case/13

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.