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Published October 21, 2020
The Business Ethics Program at the University of Wyoming, supported by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI), recently named 15 UW employees as 2021 Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows.
The 2021 fellows were selected by a committee composed of Kent Noble, the Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics; Chase Thiel, the Daniels Fund Professor of Business Ethics; and Dave Sprott, the College of Business dean. They evaluated applications on the originality and quality of the project proposals; integration of DFEI principles in the proposed teaching instruments; alignment of the proposed projects with the DFEI learning outcomes; and expected impact of the teaching instruments.
“This year’s group of fellows is the most diverse in terms of scholarly interest and expertise that we’ve ever had,” Thiel says. “Eight university colleges or departments are represented by this impressive group. This diversity is exciting and allows us greater opportunity to advance the Daniels Fund’s mission across the entire University of Wyoming campus.”
The primary expectation of Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows is that they develop a novel teaching instrument rooted in the DFEI principles for preparing students within their discipline or university stakeholders to make ethical decisions. For example, past faculty fellows have developed ethics modules for their courses highlighting DFEI principles, as well as workshops or activities that facilitate principle-based ethical decision-making. Past fellows also have integrated DFEI principles as ethical guidelines for interacting with clients on experiential learning projects. Fellows’ teaching instruments are archived for others on campus to access.
Additionally, fellows are expected to promote student involvement in DFEI-supported campus programming, such as speakers, courses and conferences, and champion principle-based ethics education within their disciplines.
Fellows advance the mission of the DFEI Collegiate Program, which is to engage students and university stakeholders through principle-based ethics education and prepare them to make ethical decisions in their personal and professional lives. Fellows support and complement the agenda of the Business Ethics Program, led by Noble.
The 2021 Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows are:
-- Dan Fetsco, an assistant lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology.
-- Matthew Fox, an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Marketing.
-- Jeff Hamerlinck, director of the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center.
-- Monique Holt, an academic coordinator in the Department of Athletics.
-- Sam Kalen, associate dean in the College of Law and the Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law.
-- Shawn McClean, an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Marketing.
-- Dick McGinity, a professor in the Department of Management and Marketing.
-- Tiger Robison, an assistant professor in the Department of Music.
-- Steve Russell, assistant dean and director of the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center.
-- Shaunece Smith, an academic coordinator in the Department of Athletics.
-- Taylor Stuemky, assistant athletics director for internal operations in the Department of Athletics.
-- Gabel Taggart, an assistant professor in the School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies.
-- Taylor True, assistant director of enrollment management in the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center.
-- Charlie Zhang, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering.
-- Kenneth Zheng, an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance.