Regina Wentzel Wolfe
Professor of Catholic Theological Ethics
BSBA McDonough School of Business Georgetown University
MTM, Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago, Loyola University Chicago
PhD, King’s College University of London
Gina Wolfe’s work explores women’s empowerment and leadership, poverty alleviation and organizational ethics in light of Catholic theological ethics. In Alleviating Poverty Through Profitable Partnerships: Globalization, Markets, and Economic Well-Being, Wolfe and her co-authors argue that poverty, an unnecessary form of human degradation, can be alleviated by moving beyond traditional responses which focus on aid and philanthropy to adopting a praxis-centered, bottoms up approach in which persons in poverty are partners in the process of economic development. In “The Calvert Women’s Principles: Catalyst for Promoting Gender Equity and Empowerment of Women in the Workplace,” a chapter in the recently published second edition of Leadership and Business Ethics, examines the feminization of poverty, the gender wage gap and other barriers to women’s career advancement and discusses efforts being made to address them.
Wolfe has given papers and presentations in Austria, Belgium, China, England, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain and South Africa as well in many venues in the United States. She is active in a number of professional societies including the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Society of Christian Ethics, the Society for Business Ethics and the Ecclesia of Women in Asia.
Yuen, Mary Mee-Yin and Regina Wentzel Wolfe. Eds. Displacement and Disqualification: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives. Manila: Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc., 2022.
Werhane, Patricia H., Regina W. Wolfe and Lisa H. Newton. Alleviating Poverty Through Profitable Partnerships: Globalization, Markets, and Economic Well-Being, 2 nd ed. London and New York: Routledge, 2020.
Bevan, David J., Wolfe, Regina W., and Werhane, Patricia H. Eds. Systems Thinking and Moral Imagination: Rethinking Business Ethics with Patricia Werhane. New York: Springer, 2019.
Wolfe, Regina Wentzel and Patricia H. Werhane. Global Women Leaders: Breaking Boundaries. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.
Wolfe, Regina Wentzel and Christine E. Gudorf, eds. Ethics and World Religions: Cross-Cultural Case Studies. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999.
Chapters in books:
“The Calvert Women’s Principles: Catalyst for Promoting Gender Equity and Empowerment of Women in the Workplace” in Gabriel Flynn ed. Leadership and Business Ethics 2nd ed. Dordrecht: Springer, 2022.
“Testimony from the Top: Three CEO’s Perspectives on Morality and Business” in Daniel K. Finn ed. Business Ethics in Catholic Social Thought. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2021.
“The Church in China: The Power of Witness and Resistance in the Face of State Regulation” in Andrea Si, Liberating Power: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives: Papers from Ecclesia of Women in Asia's 6th Conference (Ecclesia of Women in Asia, 2018 Kindle Edition) Kindle Locations 1975-1983.
“Limiting Hope? China’s Hukou System and Its Impact on Internal Migration and Family Patterns” in Agnes M. Brazal and Maria Teresa Davila eds. Living With(out) Borders: Catholic Theological Ethics on the Migrations of Peoples (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016) pp. 113-120.