Director's Welcome

John C. Knapp

The Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership emphasizes the indispensable connection between ethics and good leadership in business, government, social services and the classic professions. Much of the center’s work is at this vital nexus of ethics and leadership.

In the United States and around the world, there is growing recognition that good leadership is more crucial than ever, especially as our global future depends increasingly on the actions and priorities of influential institutions in all sectors.  But we also know that good leadership requires more than just effectiveness in getting things done.  It is as much about who leaders are as what they do.  And it is about the ends they value and the means they choose to pursue them.

The Mann Center is a catalyst for Samford’s Christian mission, cultivating the competencies, knowledge, perspectives and values that enable leaders to navigate the often-daunting ethical challenges of today’s society. We believe Samford graduates should be distinguished as leaders who, in the leading of their own lives, provide examples worth following.

John C. Knapp, Ph.D.
Director

Contacts

Drayton Nabers, Jr.

Director

205.726.4362

dnabers@samford.edu

Brooks Hall, 227A


Mitzi Lafferty

Administrative Assistant

205.726.4366

mlaffert@samford.edu

Brooks Hall, 227

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 The Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership emphasizes the indispensable connection between ethics and good leadership in business, government, social services and the classic professions. Much of the center’s work is at this vital nexus of ethics and leadership. 

Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
205-726-4634 or Azalea Hulbert, Program Manager