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Dr. David Gill

  • Mockler-Phillips Professor of Workplace Theology and Business Ethics; Director of the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:



  • B.A. (University of California, Berkeley)
  • M.A. (San Francisco State University)
  • Ph.D. (University of Southern California)


  • Doing Right: Practicing Ethical Principles (InterVarsity Press, 2004)
  • Becoming Good: Building Moral Character (InterVarsity Press, 2000)
  • Should God Get Tenure: Essays on Religion and Higher Education (editor, Eerdmans, 1997)
  • The Opening of the Christian Mind (InterVarsity Press, 1989)
  • Peter the Rock: Extraordinary Insights from an Ordinary Man (InterVarsity Press, 1986)
  • The Word of God in the Ethics of Jacques Ellul (Scarecrow Press, now part of University Press of America, 1984)
  • David W. Gill, (2014) “Who Then is the Faithful & Wise Leader?” in Susan S. Phillips & Soo-inn Tan, eds., Serving God’s Community. Singapore: Graceworks, 2014. pp. 67 – 84
  • David W. Gill, (2013) “Eight Traits of an Ethically Healthy Culture: Insights from the Beatitudes.” Journal of Markets & Morality Volume 16, Number 2 (Fall 2013): 615–633
  • David W. Gill, (2013) “The Enduring Importance of Jacques Ellul for Business Ethics,” Ellul Forum Issue 52 (July 2013)
  • “Jacques Ellul & Technology’s Trade-off” Comment Magazine Spring 2012, pp. 51-58
  • David W. Gill, (2012)
  • David W. Gill, (2011), It’s About Excellence: Building Ethically Healthy Organizations. Eugene OR: Wipf & Stock, 2011. (originally published 2008 by Executive Excellence)
  • David W. Gill, (2011)
  • David W. Gill, (2010), “Ethics in the Workplace,” Contact Magazine (Nov 2010)


Discipleship, Diversity, Hunger and Poverty, Immigration Ethics and Policy, Chrisian Education/Educational Ministries, Leadership, Health Care Ethics, Just War, Justice, Globalization, Race Relations, Political Ethics, Racial Reconciliation, Environmental

Professional Interests:

Workplace Leadership and Business Ethics


Dr. Gill’s vocational mission has two foci: “understanding and promoting the values and ethics of Jesus Christ in the life and work of the Christian community” and “building ethically healthy organizations in a complex, diverse, global marketplace.”

Prior to joining Gordon-Conwell, Dr. Gill taught business ethics to MBA students at St. Mary’s College and Seattle Pacific University. He served as the Carl I. Lindberg Professor of Applied Ethics at North Park University in Chicago and has also been a frequent guest professor of Christian Ethics for Regent College and Fuller Seminary. He was ordained at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland CA. In 1977, he founded New College Berkeley, an innovative graduate school of theology and ethics for laypeople and think-tank for the exploration of connections between personal faith and values and public and professional life. He served New College Berkeley for 14 years in various roles including Project Director, Founding Chair of the Board, Professor of Ethics, Dean and President.

Dr. Gill is Principal of EthixBiz.com, an organizational ethics consulting business. He also co-founded and co-directed the Institute for Business, Technology and Ethics in Seattle, WA. He is the author of seven books and more than 200 articles, reviews and interviews.

Dr. Gill may be most widely known as a scholar for his work on the thought of the French sociologist and ethicist, Jacques Ellul. He is Founding President of the International Jacques Ellul Society and has spent significant time doing research in Bordeaux, France. He is also a member of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, the Society of Business Ethics and the Society of Christian Ethics.

He and his wife, Lucia, have two children and six grandchildren. Dr. Gill enjoys going to the gym, listening to jazz, cycling and dancing and traveling with his wife.