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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 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
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CSMA 539 - 02 Story of Catholic Education See Details * *

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42273 (View in ClassFinder)

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3 Credit Hours

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Michael J. Naughton

The heart of any culture, as well as its continuity, can be found in its educational tradition, the distillation for the next generation of its highest ideals and most important truths. For the West this began with the Greeks, who set in place, some five centuries before Christ, the main aspects of a tradition that lasted, with significant developments, up until very recent times. This course will trace that tradition, using both primary and secondary source material from its origins in ancient Greece to recent Catholic teachings on education. It will examine the great challenge to that tradition and the change that has taken place since the eighteenth century, and some of the implications of that change for educational practice and for the state of the culture at large.

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1130-180020 Sep '19
55S 2070830-150021 Sep '19
1130-180001 Nov '19
55S 2070830-150002 Nov '19
55S B101700-200012 Dec '19
DVHS 620 - 01 Hist Phil & Miss Cath School - - - - - - - -

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43743 (View in ClassFinder)

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3 Credit Hours

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Michael J. Naughton

This course introduces students to the origins and philosophical principles that have defined the mission and purpose of Western and Catholic education, both in approach and content, over the course of history from Classical Greece to present day United States. Reading the key texts that have shaped the course of educational history, students will investigate when and why Catholic education has diverged from modern philosophies of education. Additionally, the course examines the historic and current role of the Catholic school in society and within the Church through a careful reading and discussion of Church documents on education. Prerequisite: DVPT 575

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
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Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
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CATH 298Y - A01 Topics in Rome - - - - - - - -

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21418 (View in ClassFinder)

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4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Michael J. Naughton

STUDY ABROAD: Rome-Italy PROGRAM: UST - Catholic Studies Semester

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