CONTACT

  • Brian Birch

    Brian D. Birch

    Director

    Brian Birch received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Philosophy from the University of Utah (1990, 1992) and completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology from Claremont Graduate University in 1998. He specializes in the philosophy of religion, ethics, religious pluralism, and comparative Christian thought. He is the founding editor of Teaching Ethics and Element: The Journal of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology. His current book project is entitled Mormonism Among Christian Theologies for Oxford University Press.

    Phone: (801) 863-6363                                  Room: LA109b

 
  • Jonathan Westover

    Jonathan Westover

    Assistant Director

    Jonathan Westover is an Assistant Professor of Management and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics at Utah Valley University, specializing in international human resource management, organizational development, and community-engaged experiential learning. His ongoing research examines issues of globalization, labor transformation, work quality characteristics, the determinants of job satisfaction cross-nationally, and higher-education pedagogy.

    Phone: (801) 863-8215                                    Room: WB212

 
  • Susanna Garcia

    Susanna Garcia

    Program Coordinator

    Susanna Garcia graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Social and Behavioral Science and Environmental Studies. Prior to working for UVU, she worked in the non-profit field of international development for 8 years. She has extensive experience on meeting the needs of people and communities in the developing world. Susanna speaks and writes Spanish fluently. Her humanitarian service has included projects in Guatemala, Peru and Ecuador.


    Phone: (801) 863-5455                                    Room: LA109

 
  • Elaine Englehardt

    Elaine Englehardt

    Distinguished Professor of Ethics

    Elaine Englehardt is a Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Philosophy. She has taught ethics, philosophy, and communication since 1976. She has written and directed seven national grants in  Ethics and Ethics Across the curriculum. She is considered the founder of the Ethics Across the Curriculum movement. She has authored eight books, numerous articles, and co-edits the journal Teaching Ethics. She has served as Vice President, Dean and Director at UVU. Her PhD is from the University of Utah.

    Phone: (801) 863-6464                                  Room: LA109d

 
  • Alex Strasburg

    Alex Strasburg

    Communication Specialist

    Alex Strasburg graduated for Utah Valley University in Summer 2014 with an Integrated Studies Degree in Philosophy and History. Previously employeed at the Office of Engaged Learning, Alex provides media and communication support for the Center for the Study of Ethics. His interests include religious studies, computer coding, and graphic design.



    Phone: (801) 863-6455                                    Room: LA109