Daniel W. Skubik, Ph.D.

Professor of Law, Ethics and Humanities

Office Phone: (951) 343-4288
E-mail: dskubik@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W. E. James Building, Room 266
Office Hours: MWF: 9:00-10:00 amTR: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmAnd by appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Philosophy Australian National University 1989
J.D. Law UCLA Law School 1984
M.Div. Theology Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 1997
M.A. Political Science University of Melbourne 1983
B.A. Religion California Baptist College 1980
B.S. Political Science California Baptist College 1980
  • Additional Education

    Mediation (Riverside County, CA)

  • Courses Taught

    Christianity & Citizenship
    Holocaust Studies
    Constitutional Law
    Honors Seminars
    Law & Literature

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Political Science

  • Teaching Experience

    Visiting lecturer at the Australian National University; National Graduate School of Management, MBA program, teaching courses in International Business Ethics, and International Business Negotiations (1997-2002)
    See online c.v. for prior full time positions

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications


    Formal CA MCLE (California Mandatory Continuing Legal Education) seminar presentation on Drones: Legalities, Practicalities, Myths & Facts, at the Riverside County Law Library (7 Oct 2014)

    Program Participant, Pacifica Institute Intercultural/Interfaith dialogue journey to Bangkok & Phnom Penh, with small group (9) of US county- and state-level politicians, including visits to educational institutions and discussions with government officials (1-14 Aug 2014)

    Seminar Participant: US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar for Faculty on “Teaching about the Holocaust in the Soviet Union: Perpetrators, Collaborators, Bystanders, and Victims,” competitive fellowship (Washington, DC, 2-13 Jun 2014)

    Seminar Participant: US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar for Faculty on “Teaching the Holocaust: An Integrated Approach,” competitive fellowship (Washington, DC, 6-17 Jun 2011)

    Program Participant, Pacifica Institute Intercultural/Academic consulting journey to Turkey: meetings with academics, politicians, journalists & writers in Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa, Mardin and Hatay (22 July - 2 August, 2010)

    Program Participant, Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) International Faculty Development Seminar (IFDS), Religious Diversity in France: Jews and Muslins, Anti-Semitism & Islamaphobia (Paris, France: 3-9 June, 2010)

    History (1933-1948): What We Choose to Remember, conference on the Holocaust, sponsored by the Garaventa Center of the University of Portland (Portland, 15-17 April, 2010). Conference participant and presenter of paper, "Law & Memory: The Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act"; and faculty sponsor of two Honors Program students (M. Powers & T. Peters), who made their own presentations at the conference.

    East and West Encounters: The Gülen Movement (USC Conference, 4-6 Dec 2009, sponsored by USC, Loyola Marymount and the Pacifica Institute) Member, Conference Editorial Board; and presented paper, “Fethullah Gülen & Alasdair MacIntyre: Virtue and Religion in Modern Life”. Paper released in collected Conference Proceedings, with personal mention at pp. xx & xxxix-xl, and paper published at 223-232 (hardcopy & CD, Dec 2009)

    Association of Christian Economists (ACE), 25th Anniversary Conference: Three Perspectives on Economics and Faith (Baylor University, Waco, TX, 16-18 Apr 2009). Presentation of paper, “Are Your Credit Card Interest Rates Blasphemous?”


    Skubik, Daniel. At the Intersection of Legality & Morality: Hartian Law as Natural Law. Peter Lang Publishing, 1990.

    “Do International Management Researchers Need a Code of Ethics?” co-authored with Bruce Stening (Peking University), in Tim G. Andrews and Richard Mead (eds), Cross-Cultural Management (Critical Perspectives on Business and Management) [Routledge, Apr 2009 – reprint of our journal article from Management International Review, 2007]

    "Ethics and Australian International Business: Which Way to Asia." Cross-Cultural Management. Eds. Redding, Gordon and Stening, Bruce. UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2003.

    "Business Ethics." Australia in Asia: Comparing Cultures. Ed. Milner, Anthony and Mary Quilty. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. 14-43

    "The Business of Ethics: Development and the Environment." Philosophy, Humanity and Ecology. Ed. Oruka, H. Nairobi, Kenya: African Center for Technology Studies Press and African Academy of Sciences, 1994. 261-269.

    "Ethics and International Business." Australian Marketing: Critical Essays, Readings & Cases. Ed. Peter Graham. Sydney: Prentice Hall, 1993. 251-258.

    "International Economic Institutions." International Transactions: Trade and Investment Law and Finance. Ed. K.C.D.M. Wilde. Sydney: Law Book Company, 1993/1994. 417-433.

    "Hard Cases & No-Right-Answer Answers." Paradigms in Political Theory. Ed. Steven Jay Gold. Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1993. 23-33

    "Business Patterns in Nuclear Commerce." Peace and Security in the Asia Pacific Region. Ed. Kevin Clements. Dunmore Press & United Nations University Press, 1992. 225-238

    "Two Models for a Rawlsian Theory of International Law and Justice." International Law. Ed. Martti Koskenniemi. England: Dartmouth Publishing Co., 1991. 471-514.

    "Demystifying Legal Reasoning" (Critical Book Review). Federal Lawyer, Vol. 57(2) (February 2010): 85-86.

    "Natural Rights and the Right to Choose" (Critical Book Review). Federal Lawyer, Vol. 51(7) (2004): 50-52.

    "Problems at the Roots of Law" (Critical Book Review). Federal Lawyer, Vol. 50(9) (2003): 43-44.

    "Fairness versus Welfare" (Critical Book Review). Federal Lawyer, May 2003.

    "Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought" (Critical Book Review). Federal Lawyer, Vol.50(2) (2003): 60-62.

    "The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust" (Critical Book Review). Federal Lawyer, Vol.49(1) (2002): 51-52.

    "The Disintegration of Natural Law Theory" (Critical Book Review). Federal Lawyer, Vol.46(9) (1999): 48-49.

    "Between Facts and Norms" (Book Review). Federal Lawyer, Vol.44(2) (1997): 59.

    "Another Perspective on The Five Books of Moses" (Response to Henry Cohn). Federal Lawyer, Vol.43(8) (1996): 47.

    "Law's Violence" and "Law in Everyday Life" (Critical Book Reviews). Federal Lawyer, Vol.43(5): 50-52 (June 1996)

    "Overcoming Law" (Critical Book Review). Federal Lawyer, Vol.42(6) (1995): 56-57.

    "May It Please the Court" (Critical Book Review). Federal Bar News & Journal, Vol.41(9) (1994): 635-637.

    "Risks & Wrongs" (Critical Book Review). Federal Bar News & Journal, Vol.41(6) (1994): 442.

    "How Judges Reason" (Critical Book Review). Federal Bar News & Journal, Vol.40(7) (1993): 474-476.

    "Sex and Reason" (Critical Book Review). Federal Bar News & Journal, Vol.40(4) (1993): 240-242.

    "The Ongoing Struggle to Protect Intellectual Property in the Republic of China." International Computer Lawyer, Vol.1(6) (1993): 12-14.

    "Law and Regulation of International Finance" (Book Review). International Business Lawyer, Vol.21(3) (1993): 148.

    "Consolidated Treaties and International Agreements" (Book Review). International Business Lawyer, Vol.20(10) (1992): 537.

    "The Hollow Hope" (Critical Book Review). Federal Bar News and Journal, Vol.39(9) (1992): 538-540.

    "Ethics and International Politics: et tu Brute?" Asian Studies Review, Vol.16(1) (1992): 1-8.

    "Ethics in International Management Decision Making." The Australian Extrapreneur, Vol.3(1) (1992):19-20.

    "Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) 'Down Under'." International Law Newsletter. Int'l Law Section of the Federal Bar Association 1987.

    "Is Islamic Banking Kosher," in Stan van Hooft (ed), Questioning Cosmopolitanism: Selected Papers (from the Second Biennial Conference of the International Global Ethics Association, Melbourne, Australia, Jun 2008), Deakin University Press, 2008

    “What’s in a Credo? A Critique of the Academy of Management’s Code of Ethical Conduct and Code of Ethics”, co-authored with Bruce Stening (Peking University), Journal of Business Ethics 85 (4): 515-525 (Apr 2009) [also in Springer’s Online First publication service, May 2008, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-008-9786-0, noted in last year’s review]

    “Fethullah Gülen, Islamic Banking and Global Finance,” in M. Dobashi, J. Hooker & P. Madsen (eds), A Survey of International Corporate Responsibility, pp. 289-304 [Int’l Corporate Responsibility Series, Vol 4, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009; presented at the Fourth Annual Conference on International Corporate Responsibility in Doha, Qatar, Nov 2008]

    "Do International Management Researchers Need a Code of Ethics?" Management International Review, Vol. 47(1): 103-126 (Jan 2007) [co-authored with Bruce Stening].

    Subject entries in the Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (Sage, 2006): "International Monetary Fund" (1000 words); "Implied Warranties" (2000 words) and "Political Risk" (1000 words).

    Subject entries in American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia (ISI, 2006): "Arms Control" (1000 words) and "rule of Law" (1000 words).

    Biographical/bibliographical entires in the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers (Thoemmes Press, 2005): Karl Llewellyn (650 words); and Hans Morgenthau (1700 words).

    "A University Committed to the Great Commission." Co-authored with Jonathon Parker and Bruce Stokes. Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, Vol. 1 (2) (2003): 47-68.

    "When was Jesus Crucified? (or, What's so Good about 'Good Friday'?)" Kentuckiana Metroversity, 1995-96.

    "Ethics & Australian International Business: Which Way to Asia?" Journal of Business Ethics, Vol.14(8) (1995): 643-652

    "Jewish Social Ethics" (Book Review). Vera Lex, Vol.XIV(1&2) (1994): 77-79.

    Skubik, Daniel, et al. "Perceiving 'Business Ethics": Australian-Asian Perceptions Project, Working Paper Number 3. Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and The Asia-Australia Institute, (1993), 37. [revised and incorporated as chapter 1 in Anthony Milner & Mary Quilty (eds.), Australia in Asia: Comparing Cultures (Oxford University Press, 1996)]

    "The Core of Good Sense in the Minimum Content of the Doctrine of Positive Law." Vera Lex, Vol.XII(2) (1992): 13-16.

    "Two Perspectives on Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Chinese East and Anglo-American West." World Review, Vol.31(2) (1992): 28-45.

    "The Minimum Content of Natural Law." Bulletin of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy, Vol.12 (1988): 101-146.

    "Positivism & Polygamy: A Hart/Devlin Redivivus." American Journal of Jurisprudence, Vol.33 (1988): 167-206.

    "Judicial Discretion & Legal Reasons: Rochin Revisited." Bulletin of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy, Vol.11(1987): 2-32.

    "Two Models for a Rawlsian Theory of International Law and Justice." Denver Journal of International Law & Policy, Vol.14 (1986): 231-274. [Reprinted in Martti Koskenniemi (ed.), International Law, (1991): 471-514]

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Member, St Francis de Sales RCC

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Member, California Bar and Riverside County Bar Association
    Interfaith Dialogue Partner: Jews-Christians-Muslims

  • Interests & Hobbies

    East Asia

  • Personal Philosophy

    "Faith is a gift, resting not on the strength of human reason, but upon the providence and power and grace of God. How much more so then must one commend being taught only of God the Father, and not of man, in all our learning, through His provisioning. Let not seeking the gift displace the Giver. May the Light enlighten according to the good pleasure of His will."