Dennis P. McCann is the Wallace M. Alston Professor of Bible and Religion at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta/Decatur, Georgia. He is a distinguished academic with expertise in various fields, including religious social ethics, comparative religious ethics, philosophy of religion, and Catholic studies. Prior to joining Agnes Scott College in 1999, McCann held the position of Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. In 1992, he became the first holder of the Wicklander Chair in Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University.
McCann has an impressive academic background, holding a Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from the Gregorian University in Rome, which he earned in 1971, and a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Chicago Divinity School, completed in 1976. Throughout his career, he has contributed to the field of ethics and religion through various publications, including books such as “Christian Realism and Liberation Theology” and “New Experiment in Democracy: The Challenge for American Catholicism.”
Apart from his academic endeavors, McCann has also been actively involved in international academic experiences. He has served as the director of research at Rothlin International Management Consulting in Beijing, China, and was the director of the Case Study Institute at the Center for International Business Ethics at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. He has conducted research and lectured extensively in East Asia, including countries like Hong Kong, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, and Indonesia.
In addition to his teaching and research roles, McCann has been engaged in faculty exchange programs and has been a Fulbright Scholar in Residence. He has taught courses in business ethics and religious ethics to students in various locations, including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. He has also focused on studying and understanding the practices of business ethics among Chinese Christian executives in Silicon Valley.
Throughout his career, McCann has contributed significantly to academic discourse, particularly in the areas of ethics, religion, and globalization. His expertise and research have had a positive impact on the academic community, and he continues to be actively involved in promoting cross-cultural and international business ethics.