Julian Friedland

Degree: Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: College of Business

Julian Friedland


Bilingual Ethics/Ethical Studies Philosophy Psychology/Mental Health


  • Business ethics
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Ethics and technology including artificial intelligence
  • Moral psychology
  • General philosophy


Julian Friedland, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the College of Business at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise lie in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, ethics and technology including artificial intelligence; moral psychology; and general philosophy. He currently teaches global corporate social responsibility.

Prior to joining MSU Denver, Friedland worked as a professor of business ethics at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Colorado Boulder. He has experience teaching philosophy as a visiting professor at the University of Hartford. Friedland has also done freelance work as a technology-ethics consultant. He is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

Friedland is currently conducting research in these interlinked areas: social-impact strategy, leveraging moral self-awareness as an incentive and new means by which the reflective mind may be activated through digital choice architectures. His work has appeared in a range of books and international journals, including the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Organizational Behavior, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review and Philosophical Investigations. Friedland also writes in national magazines and newsprint such as the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Conversation, the Humanist and the Forward. He gave a TEDx Talk at Trinity College Dublin titled “How AI Can Help Us Live More Deliberately” in March 2019.

Friedland received his doctorate in philosophy magna cum laude from the University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2000, a master’s in philosophy from San Francisco State University in 1994 and a bachelor’s in philosophy from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1990. He earned a certificate in Teaching Critical Thinking during his master’s program from the State of California.

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