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Academic Area

  • Strategy, Management, and Operations
  • School

  • Busch School of Business
  • Expertise

  • Communications
  • Aurora Griffin attended Harvard University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Classics in 2014. There she served as president of the Catholic Student Association. She was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University, where she received a graduate degree in theology. Her primary academic research has focused on Thomas Aquinas and Catholic Social Teaching, with dissertations on the role of female leadership in the Catholic Church and the ethics of private property ownership.

    She then published How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard: Forty Tips for Faithful College Students (Ignatius Press, 2016). She served as a policy advisor at the US Department of State. She was appointed a Scholar-Practitioner Fellow in 2019. In 2020, she earned her Masters in Business Administration from The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, with a certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation. She now teaches Business Communications at The Busch School.

    ““It is a privilege to be at The Catholic University of America, and particularly at The Busch School of Business. I grew up in a family of Catholic entrepreneurs, so the connection between faith and business has always been an important part of my life. My education and research in Classics and Theology have given me a passion for seeing the dignity of the human person at the core of this connection. At Stanford, I learned practical business skills, with an emphasis on strategies for effective communication. I could not ask for a better group of colleagues with which to continue exploring business and faith. I am enormously blessed by this opportunity to be a scholar-practitioner and faculty member, and the path that God has used to bring me here.”
    Aurora Griffin