Brian D. Birch
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.