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David W. Miller

David W. Miller is the Director, Faith & Work Initiative and a Lecturer and Professional Specialist in Ethics at Princeton. He brings an unusual “bilingual” perspective to the classroom and the boardroom. Before receiving his Ph.D. in ethics and joining the faculty at Princeton, he spent 16 years in senior executive positions in international business and finance, including eight years in London. In addition to his research, teaching, and programs, he also serves as an advisor to corporate CEOs and senior executives on ethics, values-based leadership, culture and the role of faith at work. As a thought leader, many senior executives seek his counsel, and scholars, religious organizations and the media seek his views. The Wall Street Journal his work. Prior to academia, he lived and worked in London for eight years, where he was a partner in a private equity firm that specialized in international investment management, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Before that he was a senior executive and director of the securities services and global custody division of HSBC Group, having held the same position at Midland Bank plc before its acquisition by HSBC. He moved to London as the managing director of the European operations of State Street Bank & Trust, a leading US securities services bank. He started his management career in the U.S., working for IBM for eight years in a variety of sales and marketing management positions. After his corporate experience, he entered academia, receiving his M.Div. and a Ph.D. in ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary. Before joining the faculty at Princeton University in 2008, he taught for five years at Yale Divinity School and Yale School of Management, also serving as the Executive Director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture. At Princeton, the nickname of his signature course is, “Business Ethics: Succeeding without Selling Your Soul.”


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