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.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.