Dr. Chad Brinsfield, an assistant professor in the Management Department of the Opus College of Business, along with students and other UST faculty, will lead the Telos Project open discussion today, Thursday, March 15.
Sponsored by the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, the semesterlong series seeks to bring a renewed focus to St. Thomas’ commitment to the pursuit of truth through the integration of knowledge across disciplines.
Meetings take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the O’Shaughnessy Room (108), O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center. Each week a professor from a different department gives a brief presentation on:
- His or her discipline.
- What attracted him or her to that field.
- Why the larger UST community should care.
Today’s meeting will begin with a 15-minute introduction to Brinsfield’s discipline and area of expertise, followed by a discussion and conversation among students and faculty. All students are invited to participate in the dialogue today and every Thursday. Cookies and juice will be provided.
Brinsfield has taught both graduate- and undergraduate-level classes. His M.B.A. is in management and his Ph.D. is in labor and human resources, both from the Ohio State University. Brinsfield is currently interested in incorporating psychology into the study of business; in particular, he studies how relationships, trust and interaction among employers, employees and customers in business organizations affect the success of the business