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College of Business Administration

Student Success Center
1001 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Dean's Office
2019 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Peter Mudrack

Associate Professor Peter Mudrack
Department of Management
Office:2056 Business Building
Mailing Address:3091 Business Building
1301 Lovers Lane 
Manhattan, KS 66506

Research Goals

Dr. Mudrack is working to advance understanding of ethics and moral reasoning.

Current Research & Consulting Projects

  • A Review and Critical Analysis of Utilitarianism as Traits (under review)
  • Moral Reasoning and its Connections with Machiavellianism and Authoritarianism: The Critical Roles of Index Choice and Utilization (under review)
  • The meaning and implications of ethical relativism

Major Accomplishments

  • Published in Business and Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
  • Consulting editor at Journal of Organizational Behavior and Psychological Reports
  • Two years’ services as Academic Reviewer for the Organizational Behavior division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.
  • Multiple “Best Reviewer” awards at various conferences.
  • President, Kansas State University’s Undergraduate General Education Council (five years)

Publications (last 5 years)

  • Mudrack, P. E., & Mason, E. S. (2013). Dilemmas, conspiracies, and Sophie's choice: Vignette themes and ethical judgments. Journal of Business Ethics, 118, 639-653.
  • Mudrack, P. E., & Mason, E. S. (2013). Ethical judgments: What do we know, where do we go? Journal of Business Ethics, 115, 575-597.
  • Mudrack, P. E., Bloodgood, J. M., Turnley, W. H., Jr. (2012). Some ethical implications of individual competitiveness. Journal of Business Ethics, 108, 347-359.
  • Mudrack, P. E., & Mason, E. S. (2010). The asceticism dimension of the Protestant work ethic: Shedding its status of invisibility. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 2043-2070.
  • Bloodgood, J., Turnley, W. H., & Mudrack, P. (2010). Ethics instruction and the perceived acceptability of cheating. Journal of Business Ethics, 95, 23-37.

Areas of Teaching

Business, Government & Society, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management


Ph D, 1991, University of Toronto, 1991.
Major: Organizational Behavior/Social Issues

MBA, University of Windsor, 1981.
Major: Management

B.Comm, University of Windsor, 1979.
Major: Management