David Hess is a Professor of Business Law and Business Ethics at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
He has taught courses on business law, business ethics, business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, and negotiations. Professor Hess’s research focuses primarily on the role of the law in ensuring corporate accountability. His publications in this area have analyzed the use of non-financial reporting by corporations; efforts to combat corruption in international business; the link between corruption and business and human rights, and the role of compliance and ethics programs in creating more ethical corporate cultures. This research has been published in leading law, ethics, and management journals, and has been recognized with national awards, such as the Faculty Pioneer Award from The Aspen Institute. Professor Hess has also served as the Business Law section editor for the Journal of Business Ethics, and serves on the editorial boards of the American Business Law Journal and Business Ethics Quarterly.