Anthony Mansueto is a seasoned academic leader and a scholar, teacher, and interfaith/institutional organizer with roots in social theory, philosophy, and theology. His scholarship engages the most fundamental questions of meaning and value, drawing on insights from across humanity's diverse spiritual and civilizational traditions and on strategic political-theological analysis. He has published nine books and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Religion and Filosofskie Nauki as well as Commonweal and Tikkun.
He teaches using a question centered method enriched by the use of simulations and civic engagement and challenges students to approach study as a political and spiritual discipline.
A strategic and relational leader, he has a record of strengthening liberal education, making the institutions he serves into centers for deliberation regarding questions of meaning and value, and refocusing workforce/economic development programs on ecologically sustainable, high value added activities which cultivate the full development of human capacities and cultivate local comparative advantages. His leadership strengthens relationships with community stakeholders while energizing faculty to take responsibility for the future of their institutions. He will serve, beginning in June 2016, as Executive Dean for Academic Transfer Programs at El Centro College.
An experienced interfaith/institutional organizer he has a record of helping organizations define their mission in relationship to their specific understanding of the Common Good, their distinctive comparative advantages, and their core constituencies. He helps them identify, recruit, cultivate, and mentor emerging, established, and high value leaders and to implement an effective business model which allows them to be faithful to their highest calling. He also works with talented, meaning-and-value driven individuals to help them find their spiritual paths and their distinctive civic and professional callings and to cultivate the capacities and leverage the resources necessary be effective over the longue durée.
His own spiritual practice follows the tradition of Thomas Merton, integrating Humanistic, Catholic, and Hindu/Buddhist elements with a commitment to justice which reflects deep learning from Judaism and Islam and to the integration of spiritual and civilizational aims which draws on the dao xue tradition.