Rachel Ferguson

Lindenwood University

Dr. Rachel Ferguson is the Director of the Free Enterprise Center at Concordia University Chicago, Assistant Dean of the College of Business, Professor of Business Ethics, and Director of the Classical Liberal Network. Dr. Ferguson holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Lindenwood University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Saint Louis University. Before joining Concordia University Chicago, Ferguson served as a Professor of Managerial Philosophy, co-chair of the Lindenwood Honors College, and Director of the Liberty and Ethics Center in the Hammond Institute. Dr. Ferguson's research interests include political philosophy, philosophy of economics, and the intersection between liberalism and American racial issues. Dr. Ferguson is the co-author, with Dr. Marcus Witcher, of the book Black Liberation Through the Marketplace: Hope, Heartbreak, and the Promise of America, a work seeking to present the underappreciated success of black entrepreneurs and communities even through the forces of racial oppression and brutality, apply classical liberal solutions to the ills of systemic racism, and unify all Americans under the principles of individual rights, civil society, and economic freedom. Ferguson and Witcher presented on the book at the Cato Institute, and were interviewed for the Mercatus Center’s Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange: “Classical Liberalism and Racial Justice.” Ferguson's work has been published at the Christian Post, the Acton Power Blog, National Review Discourse Magazine, Law and Liberty, EconLib, and the Online Library of Liberty, and she has appeared on numerous podcasts such as The Great Antidote Podcast with Juliette Sellgren, David French's Good Faith Podcast, and the Fe Y Libertad Podcast. Dr. Ferguson is also a board member for the Freedom Center of Missouri, Faith Ascent Ministries, and LOVEtheLOU, and a founding member of Gateway 2 Flourishing.