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Joseph J. McManus, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship

Associate Professor

Management and Leadership
Pozycki Hall 107

Joseph J. McManus, Ph.D.

Dr. McManus is an Assistant Professor within the Leon Hess Business School. He joined Monmouth University in 2012 while completing his Ph.D. at Rutgers. He has also served as the Director of the Leon Hess Business School’s Center for Entrepreneurship since 2013. Prior to entering academia, Dr. McManus worked as a Senior Vice President at Aon Corporation’s Financial Services Group for close to ten years. At Aon, Dr. McManus focused on Directors’ & Officers’ liability insurance programs as well as specialty insurance solutions tied to M&A activity.


Ph.D., Rutgers University

MBA, Pepperdine University

J.D., Rutgers University – Camden Law School


Scholarly Articles

Scholarly Articles

McManus, J. (2021). “Emotions & Ethical Decision Making at Work: How the Rational Tail Wags the Emotional Dog.” Journal of Business Ethics, 169(1), 153-168.

Nersesian, R. L. & McManus, J. (2020). “Maximizing the Contribution of Renewables in a Utility Energy Mix,” International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 10(4), 278-306.

McManus, J. 2018. “Ethical Considerations and the Practice of Tanking in Sport Management.”  Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Accepted for publication May, 2018.  DOI 10.1080/17511321.2018.1483418

McManus, J. 2018.  “Hubris & Unethical Decision Making: The Tragedy of the Uncommon,” Journal of Business Ethics. 149(1), 169-185.

McManus J. J. & Mosca, J. B. 2015.  “Strategies to Build Trust & Improve Employee Engagement,” (with Dr. Joseph Mosca).  International Journal of Management & Information Systems, 19(1), 37-42.

Book Chapters

Nersesian, R. L. & McManus, J. 2018. “Risk Inherent in Matching Unreliability with Uncertainty,” (with Professor Roy Nersesian).  Research, Practices, and Innovations in Global Risk and Contingency Management, (pp. 73-97).  IGI Global.


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