The G. Albert Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics was established in 1985 through a $100,000 gift from the late G. Albert Shoemaker and his wife Mercedes. The Shoemakers made the donation to Smeal because of the importance with which they regard ethics in corporate conduct and management decision-making.
The donation created an endowment to encourage academic and corporate interest in business ethics. The Shoemaker Program supports speakers on the topic of business ethics, interactions between speakers and students, the development of ethics-related instructional materials, as well as scholarly research.
Linda Treviño, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics, is director of the Shoemaker Program.