The Research Fellow Program has been established to create opportunities for the Opus College of Business faculty to engage in scholarship and research on the the relationship of Catholic social thought and business.
This collaboration between Catholic Studies and the Opus College of Business creates conditions for St. Thomas to enhance the mission-driven character of its business education. The fellowship opportunity enhances the Catholic mission of the Opus College of Business by fostering the unity of knowledge and the integration of the curriculum.
The fellowship provides a two-course release for the year, allowing the Ryan Fellow the time to work on the important relationships and practices of Catholic social thought and business and to contribute to the living tradition of the Church. Besides research, the fellows consult with and advise the Ryan Institute on integrating Catholic social thought with business research and education.