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Carl R. Oliver, Ph.D.

Adjunct/Overload, School of Management

Email: coliver@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 492-5528


Carl Oliver is co-author of Business Ethics: The Path to Certainty. His research into moral reasoning has been published in the Journal of Organizational Moral Psychology, the Journal of Adult Development, the International Journal of Leadership Studies, online at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and online at the Dare Association. His writing on business ethics has appeared in OD Practitioner, BizEd, Compliance & Ethics Professional, and Computer Security Journal. For ten years he trained managers to turn around broken ethics in a Fortune 500 company. For seven years he served as corporate ethics process administrator for a Fortune 100 company. Since 2006 he has been teaching business ethics, corporate social responsibility, organizational behavior, and conflict and communication. Previously he served as a special agent investigative executive for the U.S. Air Force, and he taught leadership and management at Stanford and served as department chair.


B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University, MBA from California Lutheran University, and both an M.A. in Organization Development and a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University.


Oliver, Carl, and Daly, Frank. Business Ethics: The Path to Certainty. (2013). Prahran, AU: Tilde University Press.

Oliver, Carl. “Unintended Signs: Unobtrusive Measures of National Leaders' Moral Reasoning Orientation and Stage.” Journal of Organizational Moral Psychology, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 49-71, 2012.

Oliver, Carl. "The Publishing Dilemma: Print or E-book?" FANmail Newsletter,Vol. 5, No. 1, 2011.

Oliver, Carl. "Impact of Terrorism, Insurgency, And Other Human-Caused Catastrophes on Pivotal National Leaders' Vision Statements." Journal of Adult Development, Vol. 14, pp. 67-69, 2008.

Oliver, Carl, and Daly, Frank. "Encouraging Internal Whistleblowing (And More)." Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University, 2007.

Oliver, Carl. "Impact of Catastrophe on Pivotal National leaders' Vision Statements: Correspondences And Discrepancies in Moral Reasoning, Explanatory Style, And Rumination." Dare Association, 2007.

Oliver, Carl. "What's Right? Redesigning Business Ethics." OD Practitioner, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 42-46, 2007.

Oliver, Carl. "Bringing Employees On Board With Ethics." BizEd, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 60-61, 2006.

Oliver, Carl. "Catastrophe's Impact on Leaders' Caring and Justice: Changes in Moral Reasoning Orientation." International Journal of Leadership Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 80-98, 2006.

Oliver, Carl. "Building the BEL System." Security Management, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 26-30 (cover article), 1993.

Oliver, Carl. "A Psychological Approach To Preventing Computer Abuse—A Case History." Computer Security Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 51-56, 1985.

Oliver, Carl. "The Terrorist Threat to the USAF in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras." U.S. Air Force Special Report, 1982.

Oliver, Carl. "Law and the Junior Officer." Education Journal, 1974.

Oliver, Carl. "No Word For It." Education Bulletin, 1970.

Oliver, Carl. "Friend or Foe." Education Bulletin, 1969.

Oliver, Carl. "The Popular Drill Exam." Education Bulletin, 1969.

Oliver, Carl. "Specialty Options: Focus for Career Planning?" Air University Review, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 91-93, 1969.

Oliver, Carl. "Assessing Sources of Counterintelligence Information." Studies in Counterintelligence, 1966.

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