Oscar Jerome Stewart to Present Next Lecture in the Mudd Lecture Series Oscar Jerome Stewart, an assistant professor of management at the College of Charleston, will lecture on Nov. 3 at 5 p.m.
Oscar Jerome Stewart, an assistant professor of management at the College of Charleston, will present a lecture on Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater as part of Washington and Lee University’s Mudd Center for Ethics’ “Beneficence: Practicing an Ethics of Care” series.
Stewart’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “The Hidden Curricula of Competitive Individualism and its Roots in Business Education.” This event can also be accessed via Livestream.
Stewart’s research is centered around analyzing power within organizations, with an aim of understanding how to create more equitable and cooperative structures that bind members together in a sense of mutual care. He is currently applying this lens toward projects addressing corporate misconduct, discrimination in higher education and critical business pedagogy.
“Although it is easy for us to think about beneficence and caring as interpersonal processes, there are social and organizational forces that foster or constrain them in fundamental ways,” said Karla Murdock, director of the Mudd Center. “Professor Stewart’s lecture will bring a critical perspective to our series by addressing beneficence within institutions that shape our lives.”
Stewart has authored several journal articles, book chapters and case studies that address business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sociological and organizational theoretical perspectives. He has served as a facilitator for the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Pedagogies of Inclusive Excellence (JEDI PIE) in the Online Teaching Lab at San Francisco State University’s Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL).
Stewart has been recognized globally for his teaching innovation. He was recently awarded the prestigious 2020 Ideas Worth Teaching Award from The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program.
Before joining the College of Charleston’s School of Business, Stewart worked as an assistant professor of sustainable business at San Francisco State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and African American studies from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte’s Interdisciplinary Organizational Science Program.
Read more about Stewart’s work and accomplishments online at go.wlu.edu/mudd/stewart.
The Mudd Center was established in 2010 through a gift to Washington and Lee from award-winning journalist Roger Mudd, a 1950 graduate of the university. By facilitating collaboration across traditional institutional boundaries, the center aims to encourage a multidisciplinary perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice. Previous Mudd Center lecture series topics have included Race and Justice in America, The Ethics of Citizenship, Markets and Morals, Equality and Difference, The Ethics of Identity and The Ethics of Technology.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the series webpage.