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Professor Marianne Jennings is a professor of legal and ethical studies in the Department of Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She directed the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics from 1995-1999. Her undergraduate degree in finance and her J. D. were taken at Brigham Young University. She has done consulting work for AES, Boeing, Dial Corporation, Mattel, Motorola, CFA Institute, Southern California Edison, the Arizona Auditor General, the Cities of Phoenix, Mesa, and Tucson, the Institute of Internal Auditors, AIMR, Boeing, Coca-Cola, DuPont, AES, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Motorola, Hy-Vee Foods, IBM, Bell Helicopter, Amgen, and VIAD.
She joined the faculty at ASU in 1977 and became a full professor in 1983. In May 2006 she was named as the faculty director for the MBA Executive Program. Business Strategy for the Political Arena, was selected in 1985 by Library Journal as one of its recommended books in business/government relations. A Business Tale: A Story of Ethics, Choices, Success, and a Very Large Rabbit, a fable about business ethics, was chosen by Library Journal in 2004 as its business book of the year. A Business Tale was also a finalist for two other literary awards for 2004. Her book on long-term success, Building a Business Through Good Times and Bad: Lessons from Fifteen Companies, Each With a Century of Dividends, was published in October 2002 and has been used by Booz, Allen, Hamilton for its work on business longevity. Her latest book, The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse was published by St. Martin's Press in July 2006.
Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Reader's Digest. She was given an Arizona Press Club award in 1994 for her work as a feature columnist. She has been a commentator on All Things Considered for National Public Radio.
In 1999, she was given best article awards by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the Association for Government Accountants. She was given best article awards by the institute of Internal Auditors and Association of Government Accountants in 2001 and 2004. She has been a Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar since 1995. In 2000, the Association of Government Accountants inducted her into its Speakers Hall of Fame. In 2005, she was named an All-Star Speaker by the Institute of Internal Auditors. In 2006, her article, 'Ethics and Investment Management: True Reform,' was selected by the United Kingdom's Emerald Management Review from 15,000 articles in 400 journals as one of the top 50 articles in 2005.
She is a contributing editor for the Real Estate Law Journal, the Corporate Finance Review, and Financial Engineering. She served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Legal Studies Education during 2003-2004. During 1984-85, she served as then-Governor Bruce Babbitt's appointee to the Arizona Corporation Commission. In 1999 she was appointed by Governor Jane Dee Hull to the Arizona Commission on Character. During 1986-1988, she served as Associate Dean in the College of Business. From 1986-87, she served as ASU's faculty athletic representative to the NCAA and PAC-10.
She is a member of twelve professional organizations, including the State Bar of Arizona, and has served on four boards of directors, including Arizona Public Service (1987-2000) and the Center for Children with Chronic Illness and Disability at the University of Minnesota. She was appointed to the board of advisors for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators in 2004 and serves on the board of trustees for Think Arizona, a public policy think tank. She has appeared on CNBC, CBS This Morning, the Today Show, and CBS Evening News.
Personal: Married since 1976 to Terry H. Jennings, Maricopa County Attorney's Office Deputy County Attorney; four children: Sarah, Claire, Sam and John.