Jason Peterson, JD

Chair and Associate Professor, Accounting & Business Law; Director, Master of Science in Accounting Program

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Professor Peterson is the former chair of the Business Law & Ethics Department and currently serves as the Interim Chair of the Accounting Department. In his prior role as chair, he oversaw tremendous growth in the business law minor. Recently, his research has focused on corporate governance and fiduciary standards. He is passionate about teaching and has served on a number of curriculum committees. He is most proud of the development of an innovative two-course module which integrated business ethics across the MBA program.


Recent Intellectual Contributions

Blodgett, M. S., Peterson, J. H., Segal, L. G. (2021). Benefit Corporation Governance: A Decade of Debating Best Practices. NYU Journal of Law and Business, 17, 233-266.

S. Blodgett, M., Melconian, L., & Peterson, J. (2019). Winning with Ethical Leadership: A Student Team Project in Corporate Values. Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 20, 76–100.

Blodgett, M. S., Melconian, L. J., & Peterson, J. H. (2015). Social Enterprise: Reaffirming Public Purpose Governance through Shared Value. Journal of Business and Securities Law, 16(2), 305–328.

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Courses Taught

BLE214: Principles of Business Law
BLE215: Business Ethics
BLE321: Corporate Crime and Financial Fraud
MBA701: Values Based Decision Making
MBA745: Contextualizing Values Based Decision Making

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Degrees/Professional Certifications

  • JD, Suffolk University Law School
  • MBA, UMASS Boston
  • BA, Lake Forest College
  • Licensed to Practice Law in Massachusetts