Dr. Eric Dent, former dean of business school, to speak at UNCP

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Eric Dent
Dr. Eric Dent

Dr. Eric Dent, chair of Business Ethics at Florida Gulf Coast University, will speak at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on March 25.

Dent served as a professor and dean of the UNCP School of Business from 2003 to 2008. His talk “Recovering Ethics in America” is part of the School of Business Distinguished Speaker Series.

It will begin at 3:45 p.m. at the University Center Annex. A reception will follow. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dent serves as the Uncommon Friends Endowed Chair of Ethics in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is a consultant to Fortune 500, government and non-profit organizations as well as an invited speaker to national audiences. He earned a Ph.D. from George Washington University and is an international-recognized scholar in leadership and ethics. Prior to earning his Ph.D., he launched his career as a computer scientist with IBM and served as a corporate vice president in the financial services industry.

He received numerous rewards and honors while at UNCP, including the Adolph L. Dial Award for outstanding Scholarship and Creative Work, the Adolph L. Dial Award for Community Service, the UNC System Board of Governors Public Service Award, the Peter B. Vaill Facultyship Award, and North Carolina’s highest designation of appreciation for distinguished volunteer service bestowed by the governor. Dr. Dent has served on the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Learning and Education and other prominent academic journals. He is also a recipient of the Peter J. Frost Mentoring Award (2013), a national award that acknowledges excellence in teaching and scholarship.

For information, call Dr. John Parnell at 910.521.6465 or john.parnell@uncp.edu.