Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Director, John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought and Alan W. Moss Endowed Chair in Catholic Social Thought. Full Professor with a Joint Appointment in the Departments of Ethics & Business Law and Catholic Studies
302 Sitzmann Hall
Courses taught in Fall 2013
Ph.D., Theology and Society, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1991
Interdisciplinary engagement between Catholic social thought and business.
Awards & Honors
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.
Video presentation of "Beyond a Career: The Vocation of a Business Leader (View streaming video)
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).
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)
Rethinking the Purpose of Business: Interdisciplinary Essays in the Catholic Social Tradition, Spring, 2002 (co-editor, S.A. Cortright, translation in Chinese in progress)
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).
"The Ethical Executive," America (May 2012)
"Culture as the Basis of the Good Entrepreneur," Journal of Religion and Business Ethics (2009) With Jeff Cornwall.
"The Corporation as a Community of Work: Understanding the Firm Within the Catholic Social Tradition," Ave Maria Law Journal (Winter 2006) 33-75.
Bridging the Gap: Catholic Health Care Organizations need Concrete Ways to Connect Catholic Social Principles to Practice, Health Progress (December 2006) With Bill Brinkman; T. Dean Maines; Michael Stebbins and Arnold Weimerskirch.
"Catholic Social Tradition: Thought, Teaching and Practice," Health Progress (January 2006).
"A Divided Life: One of the More Serious Errors for the Christian Professional," Published in Scrutinizing the Signs of the Times and Interpreting Them in the Light of the Gospel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Theologie, en de Faculte de Theologie, Universite Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve BETL Series (December 2006).
"Distributors of Justice: A Case for a Just Wage," America, (May 17, 2000).