During the student conferences of a past semester, one young woman seemed surprised as, word by word, we pored over her essay. When we finished, she said, “So you’re one of those teachers that words matter for?”
Her unsettling question reminded me of another student’s assertion, that same semester, that “people who read are boring.”
When I mentioned that startling statement to a colleague, he commented, "Yes, and people who don’t are so interesting."
Oscar Jerome Stewart is an assistant professor of management in the College of Business and member of the Sustainable Business group. Oscar primary teaches the seminar course on Business and Society, and his research focuses on the intersection of organizational theory, strategy, and business ethics.