2015 Annual Conference of the Professions

Supersizing the Professions: Ethical Issues Facing Mega-Churches, Law Firms and Medical Practices

Our Keynote Speaker Jonathan Walton, Ph.D., D.Min.

Jonathan Walton

Social ethicist and scholar of American religions Jonathan L. Walton joined the faculty of Harvard Divinity School in July 2010 and President Drew Faust appointed him Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in Harvard’s Memorial Church in 2012. Formerly an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of California, Riverside, Professor Walton’s research addresses the intersections of religion, politics, and media culture. He is the author of Watch This! The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism. He has also published widely in scholarly journals such as Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation and Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. His work and insights have also been featured in several national and international news outlets including the New York Times, CNN, and the BBC. Walton earned his Ph.D. in Religion & Society and Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He also holds a BA in Political Science from Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Panel Discussion

Ray LaDriere, Risk Management Committee Chair and Deputy General Counsel, Locke Lord LLP
David Stern, Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El
Jim Walton, D.O., President of Dallas County Medical Society
Maribeth Kuenzi, SMU Professor of Management and Organization, will serve as this year's moderator


Dallas Bar Association | Dallas County Medical Society | Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility | UT Southwestern Medical Center | SMU Dedman School of Law
SMU Perkins School of Theology

About the Conference

Conference of Professions brings together members of law, medicine, and theology in the Dallas area to discuss common challenges—ethical and otherwise—facing these professions. The Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility jointly sponsors this activity with the Dallas County Medical Society, Dallas Bar Association, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, SMU Dedman School of Law, and the SMU Perkins School of Theology.