Professor Profile


Professional Profile

Professor assigned to the Academic Department of Humanities at Universidad del Pacífico and researcher at Universidad del Pacífico Research Center. Ph.D. in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago (United States) and lawyer from Universidad de Lima. He holds a Diploma in Philosophy granted by Escuela Superior Antonio Ruiz Montoya.
For many years, Professor Villarán has been teaching and doing some research on ethics and on its relationship with business and law. In this regard, he is interested in the history of ethics, even though he specializes in the deontology of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant. With this theoretical framework, he has published his work on the relation between ethics and happiness, on ethics in advertising and on the relation between ethics and laws. Nowadays, he is studying the rational foundations of Professor Francisco Miró Quesada Cantuarias’s ethics, which have Kantian roots.
Professor Villarán has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Universidad del Pacífico. He has taught in different Master’s Programs at the Graduate School such as the Master of Business Administration, in Marketing and Commercial Management, among others. In 2014, he won the Contest of Educational Innovation in the Use of Technological Tools (Concurso de Innovación Educativa en el Uso de Herramientas Tecnológicas) organized annually by said school. He was previously associate professor at Chicago State University and Loyola University Chicago as well as academic coordinator at the latter institution.
Additionally, he has been a Fulbright scholarship holder and director of Fulbright Association – Chicago Chapter. He was an attorney at Barrios & Fuentes law firm as well as a volunteer of Voluntades Association (currently honorary member).

Specialization Areas

Ethics, ethics and business, ethics and law.