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The Daniels Fund Fellows Program at the University of Wyoming (UW) recruits faculty and staff across campus to participate in advancing the mission of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI) Collegiate Program, which is to engage students and university stakeholders through principle-based ethics education and thereby prepare them to make ethical decisions in their personal and professional lives. The Daniels Fund Faculty Fellowship Program promotes the idea that ethics is an important discussion topic in all disciplines and that timeless ethical principles (e.g., integrity, respect, fairness)—when internalized—can guide individuals toward ethical decisions. Each academic year, approximately 7 UW faculty and/or professional staff are selected for this two-year fellowship, which comes with a $2,500 annual stipend (or $5,000 total).



Fellowship Basics

Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows are primarily expected to advance the DFEI mission by developing a teaching activity integrating the DFEI principles (see Appendix A) for their course or seminar to help students learn to make principle-based ethical decisions within their field. Past faculty fellowshave developed case-based assignments, external projects, as well entire course modules comprising several activities integrating the DFEI principles. Over the two-year period, fellows first develop their proposed teaching activity (in Year 1) and then test a revision to their activity (in Year 2) through a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project directed by the ECTL. Fellow’s teaching activities are archived for others on campus to access. In addition, fellows are expected to promote student involvement in DFEI-supported campus programming (speakers, courses, conferences, etc.) and champion principle-based ethics education within their disciplines.

Past Faculty Fellow developments:

  • DFEI-based class modules
  • Client-assessment guides
  • Self-assessment guides
  • Workshops emphasizing the DFEI principles

Fellows are selected by a committee composed of Chase Thiel, Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics; Chris Haller, Director of the Center for Principle-Based Leadership and Ethics; and Kent Noble, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Professor of Business Ethics. 

Application Evaluation Criteria: 

  1. Originality and quality of the project proposals
  2. The teaching activity/instrument is clearly described
  3. The teaching activity/instrument is novel
  4. The teaching activity’s/instrument’s scope and breadth are appropriate
  5. The teaching activity/instrument is grounded in solid logic or empiricism
  6. Integration of DFEI principles in the proposed teaching activity
  7. Evaluation quality
  8. The teaching activity’s/instrument’s impact evaluation proposal is clear and reasonable

The potential for the teaching activity/instrument to result in DFEI student learning outcomes

Current Fellows 

Molly Burchett - Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business

Conxita Domenech – Department of Modern & Classical Languages, College of Arts and Sciences

Tawfik ElshehabiDepartment of Petroleum Engineering, College of Engineering

Quique Girones – Masters of Business Administration Program, College of Business

Gabel TaggartSchool of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Josie Voight – College of Business


Past Fellows 

Jason Baldwin  - Athletics

Dan Fetsco - Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Matt Fox - Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business

Kim Frith – Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, College of Business

Jeff Hamerlinck - Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center

Monique Holt – Athletics

Kaley Holyfield - Green-Johnson Student Success Center, College of Business

Sam Kalen - College of Law

Shawn McClean - Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business

Dan McCoy – Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality, Haub School of Environmental and Natural Resources

Dick McGinity - Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business

Mark Peterson - Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business

Nick Prince - Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business

Tiger Robison - Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences

Taylor Stuemky - Athletics

Taylor True – Green-Johnson Student Success Center, College of Business

Chen Xu – Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center

Charlie Zhang - Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering

Kenny Zheng - Department of Accounting and Finance, College of Business

Fellows are expected to provide short oral and written reports of their year one and year two projects for archival. Fellowspresent their oral reports at a retreat in August. Faculty fellows also meet for lunch in January to provide progress updates. Finally, in Year 2, fellows meet an additional four times to receive guidance on their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project.

If you are interested in applying for a faculty fellowship, please click here.

The application deadline is August 22nd of the application year.





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