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Scotty McLennan

Scotty McLennan

Scotty McLennan

Lecturer in Political Economy

Scotty McLennan is a Lecturer in Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). He is an attorney and a Unitarian Universalist minister. From 2000-2014 he was the Stanford University Dean for Religious Life, as well as Lecturer at the GSB starting in 2003. He was the University Chaplain at Tufts University from 1984-2000, as well as Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School for ten of those years. From 1975 to 1984 McLennan practiced church-sponsored poverty law in the Dorchester area of Boston. He represented low-income people in the general practice of law, including consumer, landlord-tenant, government benefits, immigration, family and criminal law. At Stanford, McLennan has taught undergraduate courses through the Ethics in Society Program ("Ethics and the Professions" and “The Meaning of Life”), Urban Studies, with the associate deans for religious life ("Spirituality and Nonviolent Social Transformation"), and the Graduate School of Business ("Finding Spiritual Meaning at Work: Business Exemplars;" "Global Business: Unspoken Rules of the Game;" and "The Business World: Moral and Spiritual Inquiry Through Literature;"). He has also taught in the Master of Liberal Arts and Continuing Studies Programs. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Stanford Center for Ethics in Society and of the Advisory Committee for the Stanford Distinguished Careers Initiative. McLennan is co-author with Laura Nash of Church on Sunday, Work on Monday: The Challenge of Fusing Christian Values With Business Life (Jossey-Bass, 2001) and the author of Jesus Was a Liberal: Reclaiming Christianity for All (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and Finding Your Religion: When the Faith You Grew Up With Has Lost Its Meaning (HarperSanFrancisco, 1999). He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1970 as a Scholar of the House working in the area of computers and the mind. He received M.Div. and J.D. degrees from Harvard Divinity and Law Schools in 1975. In that year he was ordained to the ministry and admitted to the Massachusetts bar.