PeopleDaniel Corrigan Ph.D. is the Interim Director of the Center for Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Marymount University. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Miami. Prior to joining Marymount, he held a position as Arsht Ethics Initiative Post-Doctoral Associate in Business Ethics at the University of Miami Business School. His research spans the fields of ethics, and political and legal philosophy, and has focused on issues relating to rights. His publications have addressed such topics as the human rights obligations of corporations, environmental human rights, and cross-cultural approaches to human rights. He recently edited a book on the rights of nature, which considers the ethical, political, and legal dimensions of granting legal rights to natural objects, such as rivers, forests, or ecosystems. At Marymount, Dr. Corrigan regularly teaches an undergraduate course on Business Ethics and has worked to expand the ethics curriculum by developing new undergraduate courses on Biomedical Ethics and Cyber-Ethics and an MBA course on Business Law and Ethics.

Research Fellows

PeopleBrittany Ripper J.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Marymount University. Dr. Ripper’s research focuses on education in jails and prisons, reentry, as well as life sentences, and death sentences. She attended George Mason University, where she majored in Criminology, Law, and Society, and George Mason University School of Law. She received her Ph.D. in Justice, Law, and Criminology from American University. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she practiced law as a defense attorney. Dr. Ripper’s research is informed by her legal experience and her experiences with family members involved in the criminal legal system.

PeopleMatthew E. Bergman Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Marymount University. He earned his Ph.D. in political science at UCSD, focusing on comparative political economy and voting behavior in Europe. Before this, he worked as a high school Physics, Calculus, and Chemistry teacher in Glendale, Arizona. He was the founding director of the Krinsk-Houston Law & Politics Initiative at UCSD, which connects students with the local legal and policy-making communities. Before joining Marymount, he worked for three years at the University of Vienna with the project “Strong versus Weak Governments and the Challenge of Economic Reforms.” He has published several articles related to Italian politics, populism, voting behavior, party competition, and (a book on) the effects that electoral systems have on party behavior.

Research Affiliates

PeopleNoor Hashim, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Marymount University. She earned her Ph.D. in Accounting at Manchester University in the United Kingdom, focusing on equity analyst forecasts. Before this, she earned a Masters’s degree in Financial Economics from Cardiff University in the UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Dar Al-Hekma University in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Hashim has worked as an investment banking analyst in corporate finance and private equity for two years. Before joining Marymount, she worked for nine years at Lancaster University as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. She has published several scholarly articles and practitioner reports in the area of bank loan-loss accounting. Her research was funded with a research grant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.