Two professors receive prestigious awards
Two University of St. Thomas professors received prestigious awards in May.
Dr. Michael Naughton
Dr. Michael Naughton, Moss Endowed Chair in Catholic Social Thought and director of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, received an honorary doctorate from the Dominican School of Theology and Philosophy, Berkeley, Calif., in recognition of his foundational work on Catholic social thought and management.
Thomas Mengler, dean of the School of Law, received an Accipiter Award in "recognition of outstanding service in the legal profession" from his alma mater, Fenwick High School.
Naughton has published a variety of works on the relation of faith and work; in addition, he has coordinated a variety of international symposia of Catholic social thought and management education, most recently in the summer of 2008 at Notre Dame. Another conference will be held at Eichstatt, Germany, next year. His work is made possible by the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought.
Mengler is a 1971 graduate of Fenwick High School, a Dominican Catholic college preparatory school in Oak Park, Ill. The Accipiter is an award meaning "hawk" and given to a deserving recipient working in the legal profession.