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David  Batstone

David Batstone


Professor David Batstone teaches USF's Capstone Course in Ethics, and serves as Co-Professor in the Erasmus Program: a living-learning community that explores, over the course of a school year, what social justice means within the US and in communities around the globe. As a widely published author in both academia and the popular press, Dr. Batstone's five books address ethical issues at the crossroads of politics, business, economy, and spirituality. USA (Today) Weekend describes David Batstone as "one of the country's leading authorities on ethics in the business world."

As founder of the Not For Sale anti-human trafficking campaign, Professor Batstone has connected business leaders, heads of community, celebrities, and students, to raise awareness of the 27 million human slaves in the world today. His efforts have inspired thousands of modern day abolitionists to join together in open source activism to save humanity from slavery.

While serving as Executive Editor of Sojourners magazine - which Folio awarded in 2003/2004 as the "Best Religious/Spiritual Magazine" in the US - Professor Batstone spearheaded SojoMail, an online news/perspective e-blast delivered weekly to over 200,000 subscribers. Prior to this, he worked as Senior Editor of business magazine Worthwhile, where he wrote a column for the print edition and weekly e-letter, the WAG, sharing commentary on business news through the same lens as Saving the Corporate Soul. In 1997, Dr. Batstone was one of the founding team members of Business 2.0 magazine, which burst on the national scene with the National Magazine Award "Best New Magazine" (in the US). Time-Warner acquired the magazine in 2001.

David Batstone has also been a contributor to The New York Times, Wired, The Chicago Tribune, Spin and The San Francisco Chronicle.


Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, 1989
M.Div, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, 1984
M.Div, International Baptist Seminary, Rüschlikon, Switzerland, 1982
BA, Psychology, Westmont College, CA, 1980

Courses Offered
  • The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.
  • MBA 6112: Ethics and Social Responsibility in Business
The following list is a selection of recent publications and does not represent the entire body of research.

From Conquest to Struggle: Jesus of Nazareth in Latin America, State University of New York Press, 2009

Honors & Awards

Nautilus Award, "2004 Best Business Book," Saving the Corporate Soul And (Who Knows?) Maybe Your Own

Alumni Global Service Award, Westmont College, 2010

Evangelical Press Award for "Best Regular Column," 2002

Evangelical Press Award for "Best General Feature," 2002

National Endowment for the Humanities Chair, USF, 1998-1999 (for work in technology and ethics)

First Prize National Award for "Innovative Programming in the Humanities," Universities of Continuing Education, 1997

National Journalist Award, Associated Church Press, for "Best News Story," 1996

National Journalist Award, Associated Church Press, for "Best Interview," 1996


Foreign Correspondent, San Francisco Examiner, 1994-1995

Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture, New College for Advanced Christian Studies, Berkeley, CA, 1991-1993

David Batstone, University of San Francisco School of Management