Dr. Arnold joined the Belk College of Business in 2008. His research focuses on business ethics, sustainability, and public policy. He has published extensively on ethical issues in international business, including labor practices in off-shore factories, business and human rights, and business relations with base of the pyramid populations. In addition, Dr. Arnold has an active research stream (with several collaborators) focused on organizational business ethics and public policy regarding the pharmaceutical industry. His publications include over 20 journal articles, numerous book chapters, and six books. He is a past recipient of the Belk College's annual "Best Paper" Award for faculty research.
Dr. Arnold teaches the required ethics course for undergraduate management and human resources majors. At the MBA level, he teaches courses on business ethics, corporate responsibility, and sustainability. In addition, he is a Faculty Affiliate of the Organization Science program where he works closely with doctoral students. Dr. Arnold's professional service includes his current five-year term as Editor in Chief of the academic journal Business Ethics Quarterly. He is also a past President of the Society for Business Ethics, the main professional organization for business ethics scholars in the United States. Since 2008 he has served as Area Leader for Business Ethics at UNC Charlotte's Center for Professional & Applied Ethics. Dr. Arnold has appeared in over 20 different local, regional, national, and international media outlets on business ethics and public policy topics. He has also consulted with and trained executives and managers at a variety of large companies regarding best practices in organizational ethics. Dr. Arnold's professional service has been recognized with the Belk College's "Outstanding Service" Award.