STAFF

  • Brian Birch

    Brian D. Birch

    Director 

    Brian D. Birch is professor of philosophy and director of the Center for the Study of Ethics at Utah Valley University. He 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. His areas of focus include the intersection of ethics, religion, and public life. He is the founding editor of Teaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum and among his current book projects is a volume entitled Radical Pluralism

    Phone: 801.863.6363
    Email: brian.birch@uvu.edu


 
  • Courtney Davis

    Courtney Davis

    Associate Director

    Courtney Davis is the Interim Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics through Fall 2016. She has taught at UVU since 2007 both as a lecturer and an assistant professor in the Department of Art & Design. Also a licensed attorney, Courtney is passionate about topics related to arts management, freedom of expression, and copyright law. In recent years, Courtney has been honored with the UVU Faculty Senate Excellence Award and the Alumni Outstanding Education Award, both for the School of the Arts.

    Phone: 801.863.8118
    Email: courtney.davis@uvu.edu


 
  • Jorgen Hansen

    Jorgen Hansen

    Faculty Liaison

    Jorgen Hansenis the Interim Associate Director for the CSE and a Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at UVU. He graduate summa cum laude from UVU in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and was CHSS valedictorian. He earned a master's degree from University of California, Riverside in 2013. His primary research interests focus on issues in moral psychology, applied ethics, and pedagogy.

    Phone: 801.863.5673
    Email:jorgen.hansen@uvu.edu


 
  • Courtney Burns

    Courtney Burns

    Program Coordinator

    Courtney Burnsgraduated from the Utah Valley University with a B.A. in Integrated Studies and from Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland with an M.A. in Comparative Ethnic Conflict. She has interests in the areas of Conflict Transformation and Intercultural Ethics..

    Phone: 801.863.5455
    Email: courtney.burns@uvu.edu


 
  • 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
    Email: elainee@uvu.edu



Center for the Study of Ethics
Classroom Building, Suite 411
Utah Valley University
(801) 863-5455
courtney.burns@uvu.edu