Dr. Michael J. Naughton
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).
- “Is it Possible to Work This Way?” New York Encounter- January 18, 2014. A presentation of a new approach to work, business, profit and competition, with Michael Naughton and Bernhard Scholz
- 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).
- Using UNPRME to Teach, Research, and Enact Business Ethic, Journal of Business Ethics (January 2017)
- Health Care, Business and Ethics: The Goods We Hold in Common, Health Progress (December 2016).
- Our Reason for Being, America (February 2016).
- Poverty, Prosperity, and the Purpose of Business (2014). With Rachelle de la Cruz.
- Reconnecting Family and Faith in Business: A Family Point of View on Human Ecology, "The Caritas in Veritate Foundation Working Paper," Creating a Future: Family as the Fabric of Society (November 2014). With Ken Goodpaster and Ritch Sorenson. Edited by Mathias Nebel and Mary Burns.
- Rethinking How Business Purpose is Taught in Catholic Education, Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 32 (1), 59-81. (December 2013). With Lyman Johnson and William Stanley Bojan, Jr.
- 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).
- Distributors of Justice: A Case for a Just Wage, America (May 17, 2000).
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.
Summer 2018 Courses
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Fall 2018 Courses
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43286 (View in ClassFinder)
3 Credit Hours
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, and will include: its origins in fifth- century BC Greece; its universalization during the Hellenistic period; its encounter with Christianity in the Patristic era; its Christian instantiation under the Carolingian Empire; the great Medieval educational synthesis and the rise of the University; the development of Renaissance humanism and the Ratio Studiorum of the Jesuits; Newman’s classic expression of the tradition in The Idea of a University; and the great challenge to that tradition and change that has taken place during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This course fulfills the Catholic Studies and History area requirement of the CSMA program.
J-Term 2019 Courses
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