The Institute for Ethical Awareness (IEA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was created to help reverse the rampant rise in unethical behavior that erodes public trust and impairs societal well-being in countries around the world. More specifically, IEA seeks to educate individuals and organizations about the profound and often concealed impact unethical behavior has on the initiator of the harmful act, his or her co-workers, as well as the family and friends of each of these parties. By showing how unethical behavior negatively impacts the emotional and physical health of a wide range of people, potential perpetrators will better understand the severe personal and societal consequences of acting unethically and, therefore, be less likely to engage in such behavior. Moreover, organizations will strengthen their efforts to prevent unethical conduct, as they will be motivated by concern for their employees’ health and related costs as well as the potential legal liability these behaviors may engender.

     The Institute draws on published reports plus engages in surveys, conducts interviews and develops case studies to support its educational and training endeavors. IEA personnel will make presentations and conduct workshops and training sessions to enable people to understand the price that is paid for ignoring or condoning unethical behavior and to educate them on strategies and tactics that will organically create more ethical organizations. It is IEA's intention to encourage fundamental change within organizations so that ethical behavior is proactively sought rather than being a reactive response to external laws and regulations.

     Our directors consist of skilled entrepreneurs and educators with many years of executive experience in finance, manufacturing, retailing and business consulting as well as university level ethics and health care teaching experience. In addition, IEA's Advisory Board provides the board with important complimentary knowledge and expertise.


Robert A. Giacalone
     Robert A. Giacalone, Ph.D. is Professor of Human Resource Management at the Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His research interests focus on the impact of changing values on business ethics. He is internationally recognized as an expert on behavioral business ethics, exit surveying and interviewing, employee sabotage, and impression management.

     Dr. Giacalone has served as consultant and trainer to a number of organizations including the FBI, Federal Reserve Bank, Wheat First Butcher Singer Securities, Carter-Wallace, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the Department of Defense Personnel Security Research Center (PERSEREC). He is the developer of a Department of Defense security exit survey system and the U.S. Army's exit survey system.

     Dr. Giacalone is co-editor of five books: Positive Psychology in Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility (Information Age Publishing, 2005), The Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance (M.E. Sharpe, 2003), Antisocial Behavior in Organizations (Sage, 1997), Impression Management in the Organization (Erlbaum, 1989) and Applied Impression Management: How Image Making Affects Managerial Decisions (Sage, 1991)] and co-author of two books: Impression Management in Organizations: Theory, Measurement, Practice (Routledge, 1995) and Impression Management: Building and Enhancing Reputations at Work (Thompson, 2002).

     He was the Series Editor for the Sage Series in Business Ethics and is currently Co-editor of the Ethics in Practice book series. He has served on several journal editorial boards and as editor of several special issues on business ethics including one on Behavioral Aspects of Business Ethics (Journal of Business Ethics, 1991), New Paradigm Thinking in Organizations (American Behavioral Scientist, 2000), International Aspects of Business Ethics (Journal of Business Ethics, 2001), and Ethics and Social Responsibility in Management Education (Academy of Management Learning and Education, 2005)

     He has also authored over 100 articles on ethics, employee sabotage, impression management and exit interviewing, appearing in journals such as Human Relations, Business and Society Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of the Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Social Psychology.

Dan Goldberg
     Dan Goldberg, M.B.A. is a nationally recognized trainer, coach, business developer, keynote speaker, and master marketer.

     He is the founder and former owner of the highly successful optical company "For Eyes", whose cutting edge approach to the sale of eyewear and related services irrevocably changed the industry and had a major impact on how all service businesses are marketed. Subsequently, he created an international management, marketing, public relations and advertising firm, putting his expertise to work for clients in a wide variety of service and manufacturing industries and non-profit organizations.

     Mr. Goldberg has been the subject of stories in Newsweek, Business Week, Playboy, Successful Business, Investor's Business Daily and newspapers in major cities across the United States. In addition, he has appeared on Good Morning America and other national and local television and radio programs.

     His business, management and marketing expertise and unique way of achieving success has been expressed through frequent keynote speeches, lectures and training sessions to executives, entrepreneurs, government officials and students at all levels.

     Mr. Goldberg is the author of The Six Steps To Solid Sales SuccessTM and The Seven Elements Of Successful Management programs. He also wrote a monthly column for five years in Smart Business Now Magazine on sales, management and business growth techniques. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Smeal College of Business, Penn State University as well as Rosemont College's Communications Department. He formed and served as Chairman of the Dean's Council, Drexel University, School of Public Health for four years through the end of 2004. He is currently Executive-In-Residence at Kutztown University.

     He was officially recognized for his contributions to United States public diplomacy by being chosen to receive the Citizen Diplomacy Award for American Business by the International Visitors Council of Philadelphia (IVC). This award was given to Mr. Goldberg for his work teaching Russian business executives strategic planning. These executives were chosen by the President of Russia and sponsored by the United States government under the Presidential Management Training Initiative. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives also presented him with a "Certificate of Appreciation" for his activities with PMTI.

David A. Schwerin
      David A. Schwerin, Ph.D., is the author of Conscious Globalism: What's wrong with the world and how to fix it (Digital Junction Press, 2005) and Conscious Capitalism: Principles for Prosperity (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998). Conscious Capitalism has been translated into Portuguese and Chinese (2001) and is in its second printing in China. Conscious Globalism was also published in China (Social Sciences Publishing House, 2005).

     Dr. Schwerin has over thirty years of business experience, beginning as a financial analyst and senior investment officer with a large bank and then founding D J Investment Advisors, Inc., serving as its President since 1976. He has taught economics on the college level and has given expert witness testimony on financial matters. His articles have been published worldwide and he has often been quoted in the press. In addition, he contributed to the anthology The New Bottom Line: Bringing Heart and Soul to Business.

     He received his undergraduate degree in Business, a MBA in Finance and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies. He was awarded membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, national business honor society and is a member of the Financial Analysts Federation,The Sustainable Business Network and the American Public Health Association. David has served as the Chairman of the Pathwork Press as well as on the boards of directors of a number of non-profit organizations. He is currently President of the Institute for Ethical Awareness and a member of the Advisory Board of the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, Erivan K. Haub School of Business at St. Joseph's University

     Dr. Schwerin has given lectures, presentations and radio and TV interviews throughout the U.S. Between 2001 and 2009 he made five extended visits to China where he gave over three dozen lectures in twelve cities. The lectures covered a variety of business topics and were presented to political leaders, business executives and academic audiences. In 2005 David helped establish and dedicated the Socially Responsible Business Center at Tianjin University of Commerce where he currently serves as a visiting professor. He is an editor of Seeking Truth, a widely read journal published by Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China. In 2007, Schwerin was the featured speaker at a press conference in Beijing and gave keynote speeches in Dalian and Tianjin on ethics and the environment. In 2009 he was appointed an Honorary Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Research Center at Suzhou University of Science and Technology and a guest professor at Tianjin Normal University.

Donna Evans Strauss
     Donna Strauss has a B.S. in Mental Health Technology from Hahnemann University and is a Ph.D. candidate in Healing Science and Psychological Counseling at Union Institute. She is a retired Dean of the internationally acclaimed Barbara Brennan School of Healing where she taught for 14 years. While at the Brennan School she spent time leading the school's research efforts and reorganized its curriculum.

     Donna supervises psychotherapists and healthcare practitioners from around the world. An accomplished and very popular presenter, Donna has given lectures and led workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, the Czech Republic and China. The author of numerous articles, she is currently writing a book on parenting.

     Donna began her professional career in the corporate world and has served on the Board of Directors of both for profit and non-profit organizations. She was a founder of Educcomm LLC and was one of the inventors of the company's instructional cube. This patented educational product was created to assist people identify different emotional states using visual, spatial and auditory processes.

Joseph Carchedi, M.D.

Eric D. Schwerin
Jean K. Traub, Esq.

Zhihe Wang, Ph.D.





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