Deborah Poff, CM, PhD is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of applied ethics. Specifically, Dr. Poff works in the area of Business and Professional Ethics, Healthcare Ethics, Research Ethics and Publication Ethics.
She was previously the President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University. From 1994 to 2004, she was Vice-President Academic and Provost at the University of Northern British Columbia. In 2004, she was awarded a Fellowship in Public Policy with the Sheldon Chumir Foundation in Ethical Leadership. She is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Academic Ethics. She is also the Editor in Chief of a book series, Advances in Business Ethics and the Editor in Chief of the Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. She has a forthcoming edited collection entitled ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and University Governance’. She has numerous publications in journals, book chapters and books. In 1995, she was awarded a life-time honorary membership by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women in the category: Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship. She has served on many national and international boards and is currently the incoming Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics. In 2016, she was awarded the Order of Canada.