Dr. Michael Gallagher
Assistant Professor of Finance
The William C. Foster '62 Center for Responsible Leadership offers opportunities for the development of leadership, professionalism and ethical decision-making for St. Bonaventure students and the community at large. Among our yearly offerings are a fall semester speaker event, a spring leadership panel and a student retreat.
2017 SPRING LEADERSHIP PANEL DISCUSSION
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Today, hundreds of businesses across the world are inspired by the EoC, basing their management style on fraternity, and sharing the riches produced. The EoC draws entrepreneurs, workers, directors, consumers, savers, citizens, scholars, economists, all committed, at various levels, to promoting a practice and an economic culture imprinted on communion, gratuity and reciprocity.
This new economic culture intends to favor a new conception of economic behavior, not only utilitarianistic, but aimed at the integral and supportive promotion of the person and of society.
Based in Indianapolis, Ind., Mundell & Associates is an earth science, environmental and water resources consulting firm founded in 1995 as part of the Economy of Communion network of companies.
Mundell, the president and CEO, is a professional engineer, a licensed professional geologist and a social entrepreneur with more than 35 years of consulting experience. He has served as senior director and expert for numerous environmental projects throughout the world.
Mundell earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Purdue University and has completed doctoral coursework in environmental engineering at the University of Notre Dame.
Couturier is dean of St. Bonaventure's School of Franciscan Studies and executive director of the Franciscan Institute on campus. He has written and lectured extensively on the organizational and economic dynamics of religious and not-for-profit institutions.
Known for his combined expertise in organizational development, strategic planning and Franciscan education, he has worked as an organizational consultant for congregations, religious communities and dioceses throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia. He is co-chair of the University Planning Commission at St. Bonaventure and holds an appointment as the Dean R. Hoge Professor of Pastoral Planning and Church Management at the Graduate Theological Foundation of Indiana.
Couturier is the former director of pastoral planning for the Archdiocese of Boston, and former dean of the School of Theology and associate professor of pastoral studies at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md.
His many publications span the fields of psychology, pastoral care, social justice and organizational development. His most recent work is "Franciscans and their Finances: Economics in a Disenchanted World" (St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2015).
For the past decade, Gallagher has been involved in researching the business practices of companies that participate in the Economy of Communion, which promotes using private enterprise to address social problems. In 2014, he and Dr. Jeanne Buckeye of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., published their first book: "Structures of Grace: Business Practices of the Economy of Communion" (New City Press).
Gallagher teaches strategic management and international business courses at Maryville College, as well as executive MBA courses at the University of Tennessee. Prior to his academic career, he spent over 20 years as a corporate executive and consultant in both manufacturing and service industries.
Gallagher completed his undergraduate education at Boston College, and earned his MBA and Ph.D. from The University of Tennessee.
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