An expert in the area of Soviet and East European philosophy, Dr. Richard De George published a number of books in the field.
LAWRENCE, KS, November 14, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Richard De George with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. De George celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Supported by an impressive educational background, Dr. De George has led an illustrious career as an educator for over fifty years. Prior to the beginning of his career, he attended Fordham University, earning a Bachelor of Arts, egregia cum laude, in 1954. The following year, while on a Fulbright Fellowship, he received a Bachelier en Philosophie (Bachelor of Philosophy) degree, avec grande distinction, from the University of Louvain in Belgium. He concluded his formal education at Yale University, obtaining a Master of Arts in 1958 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1959. In 1962-63 he spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for the Study of Soviet and East European Philosophy at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Dr. De George started his career as an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas in 1959. He served as Department Chair from 1966 until 1972, when he was named a University Distinguished Professor, with positions in the Philosophy Department and the Russian and Soviet Studies Area Program. He was co-founder and Director of the Center for Humanistic Studies at the University, and later of the International Center for Ethics in Business. After serving at the University for 53 years, he was designated as a distinguished professor emeritus in 2012.
An expert in the area of Soviet and East European philosophy, he published a number of books in the field, including "Patterns of Soviet Thought," "Soviet Ethics and Morality," and "The New Marxism." In the early 1970s he developed an interest in what became known as business ethics, and he became a recognized pioneer in the field as an academic discipline. He was a co-founder of the Society for Business Ethics, the founder and first president of the International Association for Business, Economics and Ethics, and the author of one of the first single-authored texts in the field, "Business Ethics," which won international recognition as a seminal work and was translated into Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Serbian, and used a basic text in many countries. He is also noted for his mongraphs, "Competing with Integrity in International Business" and "The Ethics of Information Technology and Business," among others.
Civically, he completed service as an intelligence officer in the United States Army (1955-57) and then in the United States Army Reserves until 1963, ascending to the rank of Captain.
For his accomplishments throughout his career Dr. De George has received numerous fellowships and grants. In 1996 he was awarded an honorary degree, Doctor Honoris Causa, from Nienrode University, The Netherlands, for his work in business ethics. He received the Chancellor's Club 2010 Career Teaching Award from the University of Kansas, and was a recipient of the Society for Business Ethics award "In recognition of a Career of Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in the Field of Business Ethics" (2011) and of the Society's award "In Recognition of a Career of Outstanding Service to the Field of Business Ethics" (2010). He also served as President of the American Philosophical Association and the Metaphysical Society of America, among others, and Vice-President of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies. He maintains his affiliation with the University of Kansas and with a number of philosophy professional organizations. He has given invited lectures on six continents and published over 220 articles and book chapters.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. De George has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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