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Mary Godwyn

Mary   Godwyn  

Associate Professor of Sociology

B.A., Wellesley College
M.A., Brandeis University
Ph.D., Brandeis University
Academic Division

Professor Godwyn teaches introductory and advanced courses in Sociology, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, and the Nature and Environment Foundation course. She has lectured at Harvard University and taught at Brandeis University and Lasell College, where she was also the Director of the Donahue Institute for Public Values. 

Professor Godwyn focuses on social theory as it applies to issues of inequality. Within the field of sociology, her areas of expertise include Critical and Classical theory, Feminist Theory, Ethics and Business Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Sociology of Entrepreneurship. 

She has published in journals such as Symbolic Interaction, Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Gender and Management, and the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In 2008, her business ethics case, Hugh Connerty and Hooters: What is Successful Entrepreneurship? won the Dark Side Case Competition sponsored by the Critical Management Studies Interest Group and the Management Education Division of the Academy of Management. In 2012, Professor Godwyn was given the Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award at Babson College, and in 2013, she was the recipient of the Women’s Leadership Award, World Corporate Social Responsibility Congress in Mumbai, India. She has also published three books: Minority Women Entrepreneurs: How Outsider Status can Lead to Better Business Practices, coauthored with Donna Stoddard, DBA (Stanford University Press and Greenleaf Publishing, 2011), Sociology of Organizations: Structures and Relationships co-edited with Jody Hoffer Gittel, PhD (Sage Publications, Inc., 2012) and Ethics and Diversity in Business Management Education: A Sociological Study with International Scope (Springer-Verlag, 2015). 

On leave Fall semester 2015 ​​