David Batstone, Ph.D.,
received his B.A. with a major in Psychology from Westmont College
in Santa Barbara. After studying for a year at the International
Baptist Seminary in Ruschlikon Switzerland, he finished his M.Div.
at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. He remained in
Berkeley to complete the doctorate program at the Graduate
Theological Union. Following graduation, he taught at the GTU for
three years. He then took up a faculty post at USF in 1994. In
1998-1999 he was named National Endowment for the Humanities Chair
at USF for his work in technology and ethics.
Batstone teaches the senior capstone course in ethics. He also
serves as the co-professor of the
Erasmus Program, a living-learning community that explores
across a school year what justice means within the United States
Batstone is widely published in both the academic and in the
popular press. His five books address ethical issues at the
crossroads of politics, economy, and spirituality. His most recent
book, Saving the Corporate
Soul And (Who Knows?) Maybe Your Own, won the Nautilus Award
for "2004 Best Business Book." Due to his work in business ethics,
USA (Today) Weekend called Batstone "
one of the country's leading authorities on ethics in the
In 1997, Batstone was a member of the founding team that
launched Business 2.0
magazine. The magazine burst on the national scene with the
National Magazine Awards "Best New Magazine" in the USA.
Time-Warner acquired the magazine in 2001.
Today, Batstone serves as Executive Editor of Sojourners magazine, which Folio awarded in both 2003 and
2004 as the "Best Religious/Spiritual Magazine" in the United
States. In addition to his part in the leadership team, Batstone
initiated and directs SojoMail,
an online news and perspective that is delivered weekly to over
Batstone also serves at present as Senior Editor of a business
He writes a column for the print edition and puts out a weekly
e-letter, the WAG,
that gives commentary on business news through the same lens as
Saving the Corporate Soul.