John Ferguson, J.D., is a senior lecturer of management in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. His research focuses on business ethics, business law, the First Amendment, interdisciplinary education, international business and politics and religion in the workplace. He has authored five books, several book chapters and numerous scholarly articles. Prior to becoming a professor, he spent a decade as the First Amendment education coordinator and attorney for the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. While there, he traveled across the country working with schools and communities to resolve First Amendment related controversies.

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