Director and Faculty Activity

This upcoming academic year is Professor Carlo Carrascoso's second as Banta Center Director. He brings his professional experience in financial analysis as well as his academic training from the University of Virginia's Darden School to this role. His recently published paper, "The Ethical Issues Surrounding Network-Expansion Strategies in SME Internationalization: An Empirical Investigation," which appears in the Business and Professional Ethics Journal. This research primarily investigates the ethical implications surrounding the international network expansion activities of small-to-medium enterprises and proposes key insights to help such firms succeed and thrive.

Banta Center Faculty Fellow Jeffery Smith returns this academic year after spending a year at DePauw University's Prindle Institute for Ethics as the Nancy Schaenen Visiting Scholar. He brings back a wealth of experience, including new perspectives on ethics within the liberal arts curricula as well as a new course, "Markets, Morality and Public Policy," which he taught at the Prindle Institute and hopes to introduce to the University of Redlands in the near future. During his residence he was also elected to the Executive Board of the Society for Business Ethics.

Adjunct Professor Brian Kurbjeweit's paper, "The Relationship of Ethics and Law in Governing the Game of Business," was published in the Journal of Business Ethics Education highlights a novel pedagogical perspective on ethics and law in the classroom. Congratulations to Brian on this achievement and his ongoing excellence in the classroom.

Banta Center Library

Students and faculty are welcome to make use of the Banta Center’s library, which houses a collection of books, case studies, videos and other research materials. The library also serves as a meeting space for faculty, staff and guests. It is located in 215 Hornby Hall, on the University of Redlands main campus. Individuals interested in reserving time to use the library, borrow materials or have a meeting should contact the Banta Center’s administrative specialist, Vanessa Siliezar, at (909) 748-8929 or

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