Leigh Hafrey has worked as a journalist and a teacher and consultant in international development, communication, leadership, and professional ethics. Over the past 20 years, Hafrey has taught courses in communication at the Harvard Business School, Arthur D. Little’s Management Education Institute, and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Since 1992, he has also worked in professional ethics, with a focus on ethics and management, teaching courses at Harvard and MIT Sloan and consulting with professional practitioners in the U.S. and abroad.
Principal Teaching Appointment
Since 1995, Hafrey has been Senior Lecturer in the Behavioral and Policy Sciences at MIT Sloan, teaching regularly in the MBA, MIT-China, and Leaders for Global Operations programs. He has also taught in MIT’s Industrial Liaison, Management of Technology, Nanyang Fellows, Sloan Fellows in Innovation and Global Leadership, Master of Finance, MIT-Portugal, and System Design and Management programs.
Additional Institutional Affiliations
From 1993 to 2010, Hafrey served as co-Master (with his wife, Sandra Naddaff) of Mather House, one of the 12 residential complexes in Harvard College: the Mather community brings together 400 undergraduates, 100 faculty, administrative, and alumni fellows, and 70+ advisory and other staff. In the late 1990’s, Hafrey served as a member of the Brandeis Seminars in Humanities and the Professions, part of the Brandeis University Int’l Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life. In 1997, he was a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum, participating in panels on leadership and cultural diversity and moderating a seminar in ethics at the WEF Davos Annual Meeting. Since the mid-90’s, Hafrey has also moderated The Aspen Institute’s Seminar in Leadership, Values, and the Good Society, as well as other seminars sponsored by the Institute.
A former staff editor at The New York Times Book Review, Hafrey has published book translations from French and German and reporting, essays, reviews, and interviews in The New York Times and other American and European periodicals. In 2007-09, he wrote an ethics column for IPA’s Business Today, a quarterly magazine for small to medium-sized businesses. He serves on the editorial advisory board of the journal Philosophy of Management (U.K.) and the Journal of Business Ethics Education (U.S.). His book on how people use story to articulate ethical norms, The Story of Success: Five Steps to Mastering Ethics in Business, appeared in September 2005 with Other Press.
Hafrey holds an A.B. in English from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University.