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Stephen Maguire

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:Ph.D, M.A. (Queen's), B.A. (Ottawa)

Office Hours:
Email for appointment.

Research Interests:

  • Organizational ethics
  • Organizational influences on ethical conduct
  • Ethical leadership
  • Ethics in policing


Stephen Maguire is the founder and Program Director of the Certificate Program in Organizational Values and Ethics at Carleton University. The Certificate program is designed for ethics officers, senior managers, or those overseeing ethics related portfolios.

Dr. Maguireā€™s research includes the ethics of organizational control, organizational ethics, organizational and national values, ethical climate, and ethical behaviour in organizations. Currently, Dr Maguire is the principal researcher in a national study of professionalism in policing.

His favourite philosophers are Gadamer, Kant, and Aristotle.

Dr. Maguire has provided ethics consulting services to many public sector organizations including the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Canadian Police College, Correctional Services Canada, Canada Public Service Agency, Immigration and Refugee Board, Public Works and Government Services, Health Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Industry Canada, and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Dr. Maguire is a member of the National Ethics Advisory Board, Correctional Services Canada, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Ethics Committee, and the Centre of Values and Ethics Executive Board at Carleton University.