Ethics in Leadership


 Research Fellow 2010-11

  Raintry Jean Salk, Ph.D.

  Assistant Professor
  Dahl School of Business


/uploadedImages/centers/ethics/Raintry J Salk.jpgRaintry Jean is a faculty member in the Dahl School of Business.  Her primary teaching responsibilities are focused on sustainability and corporate social responsibility in the graduate program.  She also is a research coordinator for the MBA program, advising graduate student research projects.  She possesses two Baccalaureate degrees from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, with an emphasis in Sociology and Environmental Studies.  Her graduate work was conducted at the University of Minnesota, where she earned a M.A. and Ph.D.  Her Doctoral work focused on Natural Resource Science and Management.

She currently serves as a Higher Education Representative on the Sustainable La Crosse Commission, officially sanctioned by the City and County of La Crosse charged with the implementation of the joint City and County Strategic Plan for Sustainability.  In that capacity, she also serves on the Sustainability Baseline Measurement Sub-Committee.  She also serves on Viterbo University’s Environmental Responsibility Committee.

Raintry Jean has over a decade of research experience.  Most recently, her work focused on organizational learning, leadership and culture was published in the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.  Additionally, she has presented her work on numerous occasions, both nationally and internationally, including presentations at the International Symposium on Society and Natural Resources.

Her fellowship research will focus on the ethics of sustainability.  Specifically, the research aims to investigate the type, degree, and nature of ethical decision-making among sustainability leaders in the business sector and the community.

Speaking topics: 

Sustainability- Sustainability, by definition, strives to integrate environmental, social, and economic considerations into decision-making and action.  It is an emergent paradigm increasingly adopted by individuals, organizations, and communities.