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Dr. Joshua S. Nunziato is Assistant Teaching Professor in the Social Responsibility and Sustainability division of the Leeds School of Business. He teaches courses on sustainability, business ethics, and ethical leadership to EMBA, MBA, and undergraduate students. In addition to his teaching, Joshua directs the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at Leeds, a grant-funded initiative that enables curricular and extra-curricular teaching about principles-based ethics.
Joshua's scholarly work is focused on contemplative practice as a catalyst for the ethical formation of professionals. His first book, Augustine and the Economy of Sacrifice, is available through Cambridge University Press (2019). Instead of seeing sacrifice as a tradeoff in exchange for greater private goods, this work reframes sacrifice as an offering for the sake of the common good. In dialogue with recent social theorists, it critically evaluates endless growth and limitless sustainability as sacrificial ideals of business culture today. It then draws on Augustine and other philosophers, both ancient and contemporary, to show how detachment opens new ways of parting with things we value. Joshua has published in Business Ethics Quarterly, Modern Theology, and other academic venues. He speaks to business leaders and regularly presents invited papers at scholarly conferences.
Joshua earned his PhD in philosophy from Villanova University. He also holds an MTh degree from the University of Aberdeen (UK). He completed his BA at Westmont College—a liberal arts institution in Santa Barbara, CA.