Justin Ames, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Business Policy and Strategy
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College of Business
Department of Management Studies
Business Policy and Strategy

Research Areas:

Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership

Biography and Education

Justin B. Ames, Assistant Professor of Business Strategy at the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business. Justin joined the University of Michigan-Dearborn faculty in 2019 upon completing his post-doctoral work at Brigham Young University as a research fellow in the Wheatley Institution Ethics Initiative. He received his Ph.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, his Bachelor’s in Management from Brigham Young University-Provo, and his Associate’s in Business from Brigham Young University-Provo.

Justin has 15 years of industry experience as an operations executive, working both internationally and stateside. He is a proud father of four children, and has been married to his amazing wife Diane for 17 years.


Undergraduate Brigham Young University, Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University

Teaching and Research


His primary research interests are in behavioral ethics phenomena within manager and executive populations embedded in strategic, CSR-related decision-making contexts. His peer-reviewed research has appeared in the Annual Proceedings of the Academy of Management, and the Society of Business Ethics. In recognition of his research, he received the Founder’s Award from the Society of Business Ethics and named a Research Associate with the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. His former fellowships include partnerships with the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, the Design and Innovation Department at Case Western Reserve University, and the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University.