Rex W. Mixon, Jr., J.D.
Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics
Rex W. Mixon, Jr. is an adjunct professor in the Business and Society Program Area where he teaches courses in the undergraduate program including Professional Responsibility and Leadership; Law, Business and Society; 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 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.”
Before joining NYU, Rex 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, Rex managed a department of 30 attorneys who investigated and prosecuted violations of the federal securities laws and Exchange rules. His professional experience involved working with the SEC on matters of self-regulation of the securities markets, the application of ethical principles to conduct in the securities industry, and working with member firms to develop procedures to prevent violations and ensure compliance with 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 has 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; Theories of Human Nature; Philosophy of Law; Happiness and Pleasure; Utilitarianism; and Greek Philosophy.