Eight UCCS faculty selected as Ethics Fellows

2019-20 Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS Fellows
2019-20 Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS Fellows

Eight faculty members will serve as Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS Fellows during the 2019-20 academic year. The prestigious Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative faculty fellowships are awarded to UCCS faculty who demonstrate excellence in pedagogical activities related to applied business, professional and organizational ethics.

The new fellows are:

  • Todd L. Bredbenner, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Nanna Meyer, associate professor of health sciences, Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Jennifer Kling, assistant professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Legal Studies, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
  • Juan Gallego, instructor of marketing, College of Business
  • Diane Stutey, assistant professor of counseling and human services, College of Education
  • Katie Sullivan, assistant professor of communication, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
  • Tom Wahl, senior instructor, Technical Communication and Information Design Program, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
  • Kevin Landis, associate professor and director of the Theatre and Dance Program, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

The ethics fellow program started in 2011 in the College of Business and quickly expanded to other colleges across campus. This year, 56 educators on UCCS campus will serve as ethics fellows.

Each fellow is selected based upon their proposal to encourage learning opportunities in ethical thought and decision making to their respective college and area of focus. This extension of principle-based ethics can take the form of classroom materials, workshops and other various platforms, according to Tracy Gonzalez-Padron, director of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS and professor in the College of Business.

“The Fellows program is a direct investment in faculty development,” Gonzalez-Padron said. “We hope by becoming a faculty fellow, each member has the tools and confidence to continue integrating ethics into their classroom and throughout the region.”

UCCS fellows work with ethics champions from nine colleges and universities in southern Colorado through the UCCS Southern Colorado Higher Education Consortium Ethics Champions Program. The SCHEC Ethics Champion program is designed to create a collaborative community to expand principle-based ethics in southern Colorado.

“We are happy to witness the rapid expansion of the Ethics Fellows program,” said Eric Olson, interim dean, College of Business. “Each fellow is an expert resource for the local community and a catalyst for furthering ethics in southern Colorado. We are proud to champion this effort.”

A welcome reception and dinner will be held on Aug. 16-17 to honor the incoming DFEI at UCCS Fellows and SCHEC Ethics Champions. For more information about becoming an ethics fellow, go to www.uccs.edu/businessethics.

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS is a resource for principle-based ethics education, serving students, educators, and business community. The UCCS College of Business is one of eight original participating schools in the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program that now includes ten participating business schools and one law school. The initiative is funded by a grant from the Daniels Fund, Denver. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu/businessethics.

The UCCS College of Business was established in 1965 and has more than 1,300 undergraduates and 350 MBA and distance MBA students. The College of Business and Administration awards the Bachelor of Science in Business and Bachelor of Innovation degrees. The Graduate School of Business Administration awards the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting degrees. More than 10,000 alumni of the College of Business live and work around the world. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu/business.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in Colorado. The university offers 48 bachelor’s degrees, 24 master’s and seven doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 12,500 students annually. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.

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