Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics


Rex W. Mixon, Jr. is an adjunct professor in the Business and Society Program Area at New York University Stern School of Business. He teaches courses in the undergraduate program including Law, Business and Society; Professional Responsibility and Leadership; and Business and Its Publics.

Professor Mixon has lectured on ethics and securities regulation at conferences, at Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management and at training classes at the New York Stock Exchange. Some of his recent lectures and presentations include "Bentham and the Genealogy of the Principle of Utility"; "Adam Smith and Jeremy Bentham: Should the Rate of Interest Be Regulated by Law?"; "Bentham's Three 'Rules of Moral Duty'"; "Bentham, Globalization and Poverty: What Does the Principle of Utility Require?"; "What Is the Rule of Law?"; and "Ethical Issues in the Securities Industry." His current research interests include applying the conceptual framework and approach of the New Institutional Economics to examining and teaching the relationship of law, business and society; and analyzing an early manuscript by Bentham describing the origin of the principle of utility.

Before joining NYU, Professor Mixon worked for more than 20 years as an attorney and manager in the Enforcement Division at the New York Stock Exchange. As a Vice President and Department Head in the Enforcement Division, he managed a department of 30 attorneys who investigated and prosecuted violations of the federal securities laws and exchange rules.

Professor Mixon earned a B.A. from Davidson College, an M.B.A with distinction from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management and a J.D. from Cornell University School of Law. He also earned an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Texas, with special interest in ethics and Bentham's general theory of moral obligation. Professor Mixon is also currently an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at St. Francis College where he teaches philosophy courses in the undergraduate program including Moral Philosophy; Philosophy of Law; Theories of Human Nature; Happiness and Pleasure; Utilitarianism; and Greek Philosophy.

Courses Taught

  • Business & Its Publics: Discourse
  • Law, Business & Society
  • Professional Resp. & Leadership

Academic Background

Davidson College

Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell University School of Law

M.A., Philosophy
University of Texas

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