Michael Naughton is the director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). He holds the Koch Chair in Catholic Studies and is a full professor in the department of Catholic Studies.
Dr. Naughton is the co-author and co-editor of 9 books and over 50 articles. He helped coordinate and write the Vocation of the Business Leader issued by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (2012), which has been translated into 18 languages. His most recent coauthored book is Respect in Action: Applying Subsidiarity in Business (University of St. Thomas, 2015, translated into Portuguese, Spanish and French). He is also the coauthor of Managing as if Faith Mattered (University of Notre Dame, 2001—translated into Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Hungarian).
Dr. Naughton serves as board chair for Reell Precision Manufacturing, a global producer of innovative torque solutions for transportation, consumer electronics, medical and office automation products with offices in the US, Netherlands and China.
He is married to Teresa. They have with 5 children. He received his Ph.D. in theology from Marquette University (1991) and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas (1995).