Flagler College professor to present lecture on honorable entrepreneurship

Sep 3, 2014

by Staff

The Center for Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College will inaugurate its 2014-2015 Politics, Law, and Economics Lecture Series with a distinguished advocate and leading voice for ethical entrepreneurship.

Dr. Felix R. Livingston, professor of economics and business and director of the Honorable Entrepreneurship Program at Flagler College, will present the lecture, “Honorable Entrepreneurship,” at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall of the Robert A. Davis Performing Arts Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

In his lecture, Dr. Livingston will address the idea that entrepreneurs are often portrayed by popular media as profit-hungry corporate raiders, when, in fact, millions of entrepreneurial Americans successfully serve their communities while upholding ethical business practices. He will explore how society can encourage honorable entrepreneurship.

Dr. Livingston has been a professor at Flagler College since 1999. From 2007 to 2013, he was chair of the Department of Business Administration. Prior to arriving at Flagler, he served in a number of capacities at several colleges, including dean of the College of Business at Jacksonville University, and dean of institutional research and Joseph A. Hardy Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington and Jefferson College.

A longtime advocate of entrepreneurship education, Professor Livingston launched a nationally recognized entrepreneurial studies program in Pennsylvania, and he was founding president of the Institution for World Capitalism, Inc., at Jacksonville University. He also served for three years as vice president and ambassador-at-large for The Foundation for Economic Education in New York. Dr. Livingston is a past president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and he served as a member of the Leavey Board of Trustees for the Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge.