The Catholic University of America

Human Ecology: Integrating 125 Years of Catholic Social Doctrine

Presented by The Napa Institute and The Catholic University of America School of Business and Economics

March 16 – 18, 2016

Andrew Abela, Ph.D.
Provost and Associate Professor of Marketing
The Catholic University of America


Dr. Andrew Abela was appointed to the position of provost on June 3, 2015. Prior to assuming this role he was the dean of the School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America. His research on the integrity of the marketing process, including marketing ethics, Catholic social doctrine, and internal communication, has been published in several academic journals, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Markets & Morality, and in two books. He is the co-author of A Catechism for Business (Catholic University Press, 2014), and the winner of the 2009 Novak Award, a $10,000 prize given by the Acton Institute for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.”

Dr. Abela provides consulting and training in internal communications to several major corporations, including JPMorganChase and Microsoft Corporation. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years in industry as brand manager at Procter & Gamble, management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and Managing Director of the Marketing Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board.

He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, an M.B.A. from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Marketing and Ethics from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.

He and his wife Kathleen live in Great Falls, Va., with their six children. He is a native of the island of Malta.