Posted by William Nunnelley on 2007-02-16

Dr. John C. Knapp, professor and director of The Southern Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at Georgia State University, will be the leadoff speaker in the new Dean's Leadership Series at the Samford University School of Business.

Knapp, who established the institute at Georgia State's J. Mack Robinson School of Business in 1993, will speak Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. in Brock Forum of Dwight Beeson Hall. The program is free and open to the public.

Knapp is a nationally known speaker and consultant in organizational ethics, crisis management and corporate reputation. He has assisted leading corporations, professional firms, universities, governmental agencies and medical providers in addressing a wide range of sensitive issues.

He is author of the book, For The Common Good: The Ethics of Leadership in the 21st Century. 

Samford business Dean Beck A. Taylor established the new series to showcase individuals who model leadership in a variety of ways. Future speakers will be:

March 8, Mickey Newsome, President & CEO, Hibbett Sports

April 3, Dr. Andrew Westmoreland, President, Samford University, and author of Leading By Design 

April 19, Jane Siebels, CEO, Green Cay Asset Management

May 3, Tim Taylor, entrepreneur, author of Launch Fever/p>

All programs will be at 1 p.m. in Brock Forum and will be free and open to the public.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.