Meet the Director
Henry Amoroso, J.D.
Department of Economics and Legal Studies
Henry J. Amoroso, J.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Economics and Legal Studies at Seton Hall University. He is also the inaugural director of the Micah Institute for Business Ethics and Economic Justice.
Amoroso teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the legal environment of business, ethics, and public policy. He has introduced several innovations into his courses, including establishing "corporate boards" of outside professionals to evaluate student-client work.
In his classes, Amoroso makes a special effort to incorporate current issues in order to demonstrate to students the relevance of their work. For example, in his "Law Ethics and Public Policy" course, exam questions focused on the ethics of four environmental issues in the context of Hurricane Sandy and the corresponding Jersey Shore restoration. He regularly prepares unique ethics-oriented case studies for his "Social Responsibility" course, most recently including the Ford Motor Company, GE, Campbell Soup and ShoreBank.
Amoroso's research interests center on the contributions of business experience to the scholarship and practice of teaching, as well as the incorporation of the Catholic Social Tradition into business pedagogy. His research, which includes a co-authored textbook, The Legal Environment of Business, has appeared in outlets such as The Campbell Law Review, Journal of the Partners in Learning, Business and Public Affairs, International Journal of Learning and Development and the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsels.