Rachel Ferguson is the Director of the Free Enterprise Center at Concordia University Chicago, Assistant Dean of the College of Business, and Professor of Business Ethics.

She is an affiliate scholar of the Acton Institute and co-author of Black Liberation Through the Marketplace: Hope, Heartbreak, and the Promise of America. Her commentary has been featured at the Christian Post, the Acton Power Blog, Discourse Magazine, Law and Liberty, EconLib, and the Online Library of Liberty.


  • PhD, Philosophy - Saint Louis University; St. Louis, MO
  • BA, Philosophy - Lindenwood University; St. Charles, MO

Academic and Professional Highlights

Awards and Honors

  • 2020, Visiting Scholar at the Eudaimonia Institute at Wake Forest University
  • 2009, Professor of the Year, Lindenwood University

Prior Positions

  • Director, The Classical Liberal Network, 2017-current
  • Director, Liberty & Ethics Center, The John W. Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise, 2013-2021
  • Professor of Managerial Philosophy, 2013-2021
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2009-2013
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2005-2009

Areas of Research

  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Economics 


  • Black Liberation Through the Marketplace: Hope, Heartbreak, and the Promise of America, 2022

  • "How Conservatism Misses Black America" at Law and Liberty

  • "Review of Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing" At EconLib

  • "The Real Critique of Black Lives Matter" at Discourse Magazine

  • "Frederick Douglass and the Black Christian Experience" for Online Library of Liberty


  • Black Flourishing in the Marketplace, Acton Line Podcast

  • Discussion with Rachel Ferguson, JLTY with Kira Davis