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Mary Godwyn

Associate Professor

Academic Division: History & Society
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Bio

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).

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Brandeis University
  • MA, Brandeis University
  • BA, Wellesley College

Academic Interests

Critical and Classical Social Theory; Gender; Sociology of Entrepreneurship

Awards & Honors

  • 2008 - Minority Voices in Entrepreneurship: Democratization of Influence and Resources, Committee for a Diverse Community at Babson College
  • 2008 - Winner of the “Dark Side Case Competition, Critical Management Studies Interest Group and the Management Education Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2007 - Babson Faculty Research Fund Award
  • 2006 - sub-award funding to integrate ethics , Harold Geneen Foundation
  • 2005 - Babson College Board of Research Summer Stipend
  • 2005 - sub-award funding , Coleman Foundation for research
  • 2004 - sub-award funding , Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • 2003 - Babson College Board of Research Summer Stipend
  • 2001 - Babson College Board of Research Summer Stipend
  • 1999 - Brandeis Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 1995 - Brandeis Teaching Fellowships

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • AHS 1000: AHS FOUNDATION

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Langowitz, N.S., Allen, I., Godwyn, M.E. (2013). Early-Career Outcomes and Gender: Can Educational Interventions Make a Difference?. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 28(2), 111-134. link
  • Godwyn, M.E. (2009). This Place Makes Me Proud to be a Woman: Theoretical Explanations for Success in Entrepreneurship Education for Low-Income Women. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 27(1), 50-64.
  • Godwyn, M.E. (2006). Using Emotional Labor to Create and Maintain Relationships in Service and Sales Interactions. Symbolic Interaction, 29(4)
  • Godwyn, M.E., Langowitz , N., Sharpe, N. (2006). Women’s Business Centers in the United States: Effective Entrepreneurship Training and Policy Implementation. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 19(2)
  • Langowitz, N.S., Sharpe, N.R., Godwyn, M.E. (2006). Women’s Business Centers in the United States: Effective Entrepreneurship Training and Policy Implementation. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Godwyn, M.E. (2003). Rationalism and Traditionalism in Classical Sociological and Contemporary Feminist Theory.. Current Perspectives in Social Theory: Critical Theory: Diverse Objects, Diverse Subjects, 22

Books

  • Godwyn, M.E. (2015). Ethics and Diversity in Business Management Education: A Sociological Study with International Scope. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag
  • Godwyn, M.E., Gittell, J.H. (2012). Sociology of Organizations: Structures and Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA : Pine Forge Press/Sage Publications, Inc
  • Godwyn, M.E., Stoddard, D.B. (2011). Minority Women Entrepreneurs. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press

Reports

  • Godwyn, M.E., Langowitz , N., Sharpe, N. (2005). The Impact and Influence of Women’s Business Centers in the United States

Monographs

  • Langowitz, N.S., Godwyn, M.E., Sharpe, N.R. (2005). The Impact and Influence of Women’s Business Centers in the United States.

Others

  • Godwyn, M. (in press). “The Banality of Good and Evil: Ethics Courses in Business Management Education,” : Springer International
  • Godwyn, M.E. (2009). Can Liberal Arts and Entrepreneurship Live Together? link

Presentations

  • “Ethics in Education: The Long-term Business Effects of an Ethics Program at Ashesi University College, Ghana.
    Godwyn, M. “Ethics in Education: The Long-term Business Effects of an Ethics Program at Ashesi University College, Ghana. Workshop on Ethics in Finance and Investment: Positive Impacts and Sustainable Innovation Opportunities. , Frankfurt (2015)
  • The Banality of Good and Evil: Ethics Courses in Business Management Education
    Godwyn, M. The Banality of Good and Evil: Ethics Courses in Business Management Education Global Corporate Governance Institute First Annual Conference, Surrey, UK (2014)
  • The Odd Couple: Can Management Education and Liberal Arts Work Together without Driving Each Other Crazy?
    Godwyn, M. The Odd Couple: Can Management Education and Liberal Arts Work Together without Driving Each Other Crazy? 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies, Manchester, UK (2013)
  • Challenging Stereotypes: The Impact of Organizations in Shaping Individual Responses to Prejudice, Organizations as Mesolevel Influencers of Social Change
    Godwyn, M. Challenging Stereotypes: The Impact of Organizations in Shaping Individual Responses to Prejudice, Organizations as Mesolevel Influencers of Social Change 5th Annual Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference , Toulose, France (2012)
  • Organizational Interventions and Women's Leadership
    Godwyn, M. Organizational Interventions and Women's Leadership Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Association, New York, NY (2012)
  • Minority Women: (In)Visible Entrepreneurs
    Godwyn, M. Minority Women: (In)Visible Entrepreneurs Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management , Boston, MA (2010)
  • Hugh Connerty and Hooters: What is Successful Entrepreneurship?
    Godwyn, M. Hugh Connerty and Hooters: What is Successful Entrepreneurship? Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA (2008)
  • Challenging and Changing Stereotypes about the Gender of Business Leaders
    Godwyn, M. Challenging and Changing Stereotypes about the Gender of Business Leaders Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York (2007)
  • Women’s Business Centers: Theoretical Explanations for Success in Educating Low-Income Women Entrepreneurs
    Godwyn, M. Women’s Business Centers: Theoretical Explanations for Success in Educating Low-Income Women Entrepreneurs annual meeting of Eastern Sociological Society, Boston (2006)
  • Education Strategies for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs
    Godwyn, M. Education Strategies for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal (2006)
  • Women’s Business Centers: Providing Intra-group Solidarity and Neutralizing Stereotype Threat
    Godwyn, M. Women’s Business Centers: Providing Intra-group Solidarity and Neutralizing Stereotype Threat Undisclosed, Tucson (2006)
  • Women’s Business Centers: Strategies to Educate Low-Income Women Entrepreneurs
    Godwyn, M., Langowitz , N., Sharpe, N. Women’s Business Centers: Strategies to Educate Low-Income Women Entrepreneurs annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Philadelphia (2005)
  • Women’s Business Centers: Strategies to Educate Low-Income Women Entrepreneurs
    Langowitz, N., Godwyn, M., Sharpe, N. Women’s Business Centers: Strategies to Educate Low-Income Women Entrepreneurs Society for Study of Social Problems Conference(2005)
  • Women’s Business Centers as Drivers of Nascent Entrepreneurship
    Godwyn, M., Langowitz , N., Sharpe, N. Women’s Business Centers as Drivers of Nascent Entrepreneurship International Council of Small Business Conference, Undisclosed (2005)
  • Women’s Business Centers as Drivers of Nascent Entrepreneurship
    Langowitz, N., Godwyn, M., Sharpe, N. Women’s Business Centers as Drivers of Nascent Entrepreneurship International Council of Small Business Conference(2005)
  • Engaging Service Work in the Retail Sector: Attending to Self and Other
    Godwyn, M. Engaging Service Work in the Retail Sector: Attending to Self and Other Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research 2005: The Intellectual Legacy of Herbert Blumer, Pittsburgh (2005)
  • The Impact and Influence of Women’s Business Centers
    Godwyn, M., Langowitz , N., Sharpe, N. The Impact and Influence of Women’s Business Centers annual meeting of the Eastern Sociology Society, Washington D.C. (2005)
  • The Impact and Influence of Women’s Business Centers
    Langowitz, N., Godwyn, M., Sharpe, N. The Impact and Influence of Women’s Business Centers Eastern Sociological Society Conference(2005)
  • Race, Class, Gender and Power: Identifying Trends in Social Inequality
    Godwyn, M. Race, Class, Gender and Power: Identifying Trends in Social Inequality Lecture to Greater Boston Institute for Responsible Leadership Innovation in Enterprise: A Convening of Social Capitalists, Wellesley, MA (2005)
  • Assessing the Impact of Women’s Business Centers: Summary and Discussion of Recent Research
    Godwyn, M., Almeida, A., Langowitz , N., Weeks, J. Assessing the Impact of Women’s Business Centers: Summary and Discussion of Recent Research United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) annual conference, Undisclosed (2005)
  • Service, Sales and Emotional Work in the Conferral of Cultural Capital
    Godwyn, M. Service, Sales and Emotional Work in the Conferral of Cultural Capital annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco (2004)
  • Service workers and the Conferral of Cultural Capital: Can Emotional Labor Enhance Self-Esteem?
    Godwyn, M. Service workers and the Conferral of Cultural Capital: Can Emotional Labor Enhance Self-Esteem? annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York (2004)
  • Conferring Cultural Capital through Clothing Sales
    Godwyn, M. Conferring Cultural Capital through Clothing Sales annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2003)