Oscar Jerome Stewart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Address: Beatty Center, Room 327
Office Hours: Contact for appointment
Phone: 843.953.5580
E-mail: stewartj4@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Oscar Jerome Stewart earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina Charlotte’s Interdisciplinary Organizational Science Program. He is an Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Charleston’s School of Business. Previously, he served as an Assistant Professor of Management and Sustainable Business at San Francisco State University.

As a scholar, Dr. Stewart is concerned with power within organizations and power of organizations, and how to create more equitable and cooperative power structures that bind members together in a beneficent mutuality. Currently, Dr. Stewart is working on projects on corporate misconduct, discrimination in higher education, and critical management pedagogy.

Professor Stewart has been recognized globally for his teaching innovation and taught a range of courses including Business Ethics, Business & Society, Management & Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, and a JEDI course (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion).    https://www.ideasworthteachingawards.com/2020-course-winners/seminar-business-society  



University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Ph.D., Organizational Science (AACSB) - 2016
Masters degree included prior as part of Doctoral program

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., Finance and African American Studies (double major) - 2007

Research Interests

  • Interrogating power: Context of how organizations shape economic, environmental, political, and social outcomes
  • Business ethics
  • Business strategy
  • Organizational Theory
  • Corporate misconduct

Courses Taught

  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Diversity (Management)
  • Business Ethics, Society, and Sustainability
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for the Inaugural 2022 Arthur M. Blank Foundation values-based leadership retreat
  • Selected for the Inaugural 2022 Cohort of the Tenure Project
  • Nominated for the Academy of Management Fellows 2021 Responsible Research in Management Award
  • Awarded the 2020 Ideas Worth Teaching Award from The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program 
  • Awarded the 2019-2020 SF State CEETL High Impact Teaching Award
  • Granted a Visiting Professorship in 2019 at Monash University with emphasis on D&I in Business Schools
  • Selected to attend the 2019 Bentley Global Business Ethics Teaching Workshop and Symposium 
  • Selected as a 2019 ELEVATE Fellow at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions
  • Awarded the SF State Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM) Grant, 2019
  • Nominated by the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program for the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival


Arnold, D.G., Amato, T., Stewart, O., Troyer, J. (2022). Corporate Misconduct as a Substitute for Innovation. Journal of Business Research.

Stewart, O., Desa G., Dunham, I. Interrogating Systemic (in)Justice Through Public Art & Creative Writing: Student-Led Art Exhibitions in a Senior Seminar in Business & Society. (2021). Prompt: A Journal of Academic Assignments.

Stewart, O., & Blanchard, A.L. Employee Perceptions of CSR & Moral Virtues Justice: A Case of Financial Services (2021). International Journal of Business & Management Studies.  

Arnold, D.G., Stewart, O.J, & Beck, T.E. (2020). Financial Penalties Imposed for Illegal Activities on Large Pharmaceutical Firms. Journal of American Medical Association.

Arnold, D.G., Beck, T.E. & Stewart, O.J. (2020). Whistle-Blowing and Misconduct at Large Pharmaceutical Firms. Journal of American Medical Association (Follow up invited article).

*Minefee, I., Rabelo, V., Stewart, O., & Young, N. (2018). Repairing Leaks in the Business School Pipeline:  A Social Closure Perspective on Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minority Recruitment and Retention. (2018). Academy of Management Learning & Education                                       
                                                                *equal author contribution, names alphabetically

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Speights, S., Stewart, O., Ruggs, E.N., Rogelberg, S.R., & Long, S.D. (2018). The Organizational Science Summer Institute: Community Outreach to Diversify the Graduate Education Pipeline. In J. Allen & R. Reiter-Palmon (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Community Engagement and Outreach.

Blanchard, A., Stewart, O., & Medaugh, M. (2018). The Paradox of Change: How Nurses use Professional Virtual Communities to Navigate their Careers. Research in Careers: Seeking Challenge in Career, Vol. 4.


For a comprehensive list of Dr. Stewart's research, please see his CV.