John Paul Rollert’s teaching and research focus on empathy and its application to business ethics and leadership. He is also interested in the political economy and moral philosophy of Adam Smith.
Rollert has been published in The Business and Society Review and the Yale Law Journal Online. In addition to his academic work, he frequently writes on business, law, and politics for a variety of popular publications. His work has been featured in Slate Magazine, Salon, The Harvard Business Review Online, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Huffington Post.
A graduate of Harvard College, Rollert earned his JD from Yale Law School and an MA from The Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Since 2005, he has taught courses in business ethics and leadership to business professionals at Harvard.
"Does the Top Really Support the Bottom? - Adam Smith and the Problem of the Commercial Pyramid," Business and Society Review, Volume 116, Issue 2 (2011).
"Reversed on Appeal: The Uncertain Future of President Obama’s 'Empathy Standard,'" 120 The Yale Law Journal Online 89 (2010).
"A Matter of Trusts," Slate Magazine (December 20, 2011).
"The Moral Crisis of Modern Capitalism," Salon (November 9, 2011).
"Adam Smith and the Wall Street Bonuses," The Huffington Post (February 16, 2011).
"Ben Franklin’s MBA Oath," Harvard Business Review Online (July 28, 2010).