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Department of Philosophy

Department Head:

Franz-Peter Griesmaier

Office Associate:

Clayleen Rivord

Ross Hall, Room 122

Dept. 3392

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3204

Fax: 307-766-2096


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Department of Philosophy

College of Arts & Sciences

James Orr Willits Ethics Awarded Projects 

The below listed projects were selected and awarded by the Willits Ethics Committee to assist students in further research and development of interested fields of study.

Summer 2014

Due to lack of funding, no competition held.

Summer 2013

"Ethical Dilemmas and Resolution Models in HIV/AIDS Voluntary Counseling and Testing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia"

"The 'Eugene Atlantic' in German and American Institutions, 1900-1939"

"80 Days at Heidelberg: Examining the Ethical, Cultural and Artistic Considerations of Detroit's Decline and Rebirth"

"Land of Opportunism: The Ethics of Negotiating on Behalf of the Sovereign Nations"

"Decision-Making Models for Navigating Multiple Relationships Used by Mental Health Professionals in Small Rural Communities"

"Strength or Struggle: Significance of Spirituality for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse"

Summer 2012

"Current Ethical Challenges Faced by Professional Counselors"

"Environmental Justice and Applied Ethics"


"Transgressing Domesticity: Female Renunciation in Jainism"

"Understanding Rido: The Culture of Clan Conflict in Muslim Mindanao"

"Influence of Culture on Ethical Decision-Making in Psychology"

Summer 2011

"Ethics and Medical Mission Work, Specifically, Honduras (Agua Salada)"

"The Fates of Fighters: Literary Portraits of Eight Jewish Boxers Interned at Auschwitz"

"Center for International Human Rights Law and Advocacy Integration Project"

"Kenyan Immigrant Women's Beliefs and Stigmas about Mental Illness"

"Ethically Responsive Online Education: Instructors and Students' Perceptions"

"The Art of Skateboarding and its Applied Ethics"

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