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Dr. Michael J. Naughton

Director, Center for Catholic Studies; Koch Chair in Catholic Studies; Professor of Catholic Studies
Office
Sitzmann Hall 105
Phone
(651) 962-5712

Michael Naughton is the holder of the Koch Endowed Chair in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) where he is a full professor with an appointment in the department of Catholic Studies (College of Arts and Sciences) He is the director of the Center for Catholic Studies, which is the oldest and largest Catholic Studies program in the world.  He is the author and editor of nine books and over 40 articles. He helped coordinate and write the Vocation of the Business Leader issued by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (2012), which is translated into 15 languages. He currently serves as board chair for Reell Precision Manufacturing (for profit).

Curriculum Vitae

 

Video Presentations


Selected Publications

Books

  • Respect in Action: Applying Subsidiarity in Business 2015 (Co-authors Jeanne Buckeye, Kenneth Goodpaster, T. Dean Maines).
  • Leading Wisely in Difficult Times: Three Cases of Faith and Business, 2011 (Co-author David Specht).
  • Bringing Your Business to Life: The Four Virtues that Will Help You Build a Better Business-and a Better Life, 2008 (Co-author Jeff Cornwall).
  • Rediscovering Abundance: Interdisciplinary Essays on Wealth, Income and their Distribution in the Catholic Social Tradition, 2005 (co-editors, Helen Alford, Charles Clark, S.A. Cortright).
  • Rethinking the Purpose of Business: Interdisciplinary Essays in the Catholic Social Tradition, Spring 2002 (co-editor, S.A. Cortright, translation in Chinese in progress).
  • Managing as if Faith Mattered: Christian Social Principles in the Modern Organization, 2001 (co-author Helen Alford-translated into Spanish, Russian and Hungarian with Italian and Chinese in progress).

Articles


Awards and Honors

  • The Monika K. Hellwig Award for Outstanding Contributions to Catholic Intellectual Life, 2015 from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.
  • Julie Hays Teaching Award of the Opus College of Business chosen by faculty, students and alumni at the Opus College of Business. The Award “recognizes faculty members who exemplify an ongoing commitment to teaching and learning.” 2014.
  • Awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley California and inducted into the school’s College of Fellows, 2009.
  • National Outstanding Course Award for "Christian Faith and the Management Professions: An Entrepreneurial Perspective," First Place from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2002.
  • The University of St. Thomas Business Ethics Award for 2001.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CATH 306 - L01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - T - R - - - 0800 - 0930 55S 207
CRN: 41233 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael J. Naughton What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level THEO course

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THEO 422 - L01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 55S 207
CRN: 42192 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John F. McVea, Michael J. Naughton What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CATH 306 - L01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profession - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 55S 207
CRN: 20017 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Brian P. Shapiro, Michael J. Naughton What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level THEO course

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 422 - L01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 55S 207
CRN: 21332 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Brian P. Shapiro, Michael J. Naughton What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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