Tony Jack – Principal Investigator


Anthony Jack has a BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Oxford University, and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from University College London. He trained in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, London and then at the Dept. of Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis Medical School. Since 2007 he has been leading the Brain, Mind and Consciousness lab at Case Western Reserve University. In 2014 Dr Jack became the Research Director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. Dr. Jack primary affiliation is as an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Dept of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University. In addition he secondary appointments in the Departments of Psychology, Neurology, Neurosciences and Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University.


Jared Friedman – PhD Student


“I’m a sports nerd.  I play(ed) soccer a lot, and graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), with dual degrees in Philosophy and Cognitive Science.  I was the recipient of prizes for “outstanding academic achievement” in both departments.  I have received considerable training in research at the intersection of philosophy, psychology and neuroscience, most notably under the mentorship of Tony Jack.  I am now expanding and applying this research as a PhD student in the Organizational Behavior department at CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management, under the supervision of Tony Jack and Richard Boyatzis.  My research focuses on the relationship between social and non-social reasoning, broadly construed, especially as it relates to (un)ethical behavior.

Under construction, always and forever….”


Gareth Cruze – PhD Student


Gareth Craze is a doctoral student in the department of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University. A native of New Zealand, he received his Bachelors in Management & Employment Relations and his Masters in Management from The University of Auckland. In his previous career, Gareth worked for over a decade in the global music industry as a promoter, event manager and tour manager, and also operated a premium nightclub and performance venue in his home city of Auckland.


Gareth’s research interests centre on the nexus between evolutionary theory, business philosophy and cognitive science, with his general focus being the exploration of avenues through which aspects of human biology can inform cognitive and affective aspects of organizational life. He is currently working with Tony Jack in the BMC Lab on a research project which seeks to link the opposing domains hypothesis to executive coaching and leadership development.


Mandy Wong – Research Assistant


“I am a CWRU student studying Cognitive Science (B.A.), History and Philosophy of Science (B.A.), and Bioethics (M.A.). My research focuses on ethical leadership in corporate settings through the lens of the opposing domains hypothesis. I am also interested in exploring the process of ethical decision making in the medical field, from the perspectives of administrators, doctors, and patients.”


Dalton Hennes – Research Assistant

“I am an undergraduate at CWRU pursuing a minor in Ethics and majors in Cognitive Science and Philosophy. My research interests include normative ethics, patterns in empathy, and empirical testing in social psychology. Such interests have drawn me to work concerning dehumanization, moral reasoning, and ethical leader training.”


Anthony Hersh – Research Assistant, Lab Manager


Anthony’s research interests include social reasoning, leadership, conceptual metaphor & blending, synesthesia, and perspective taking. In addition to his BMC research on empathy, he is collaborating with CWRU faculty from the departments of Philosophy, Cognitive Science, Physics and Utech. After completing his B.A. he spent many years in business, military and government leadership, social work, community outreach, as well as network engineering and design.