Karen Mizell

Faculty Member

Professor Karen Mizell


Director of the Ethics Minor and Ethics Certificate Founder of Utah High School Ethics Bowl Received teaching and service awards Recipient of State of Utah Award for Excellence in Service-Learning.


BA, University of the Incarnate Word, Array
MA, University of Oklahoma, Array
Ph D, University of Oklahoma, Array



Ethics and Values IH GI, Spring 2023


Ethics and Values IH GI, Spring 2023


Ethics and Values IH GI, Spring 2023


Independent Study, Spring 2023

PHIL 3460

The Ethics of Human/Animal Relationships, Spring 2023


Mizell, Karen , Screening "Lords of Nature" with panel discussion directed by Kirk Robinson, "Organized and hosted". ()
Mizell, Karen (Presenter & Author), Society of Science, Literature, and the Arts, "Reason, Imagination, and Dignity_ The Rights of Animals". (October, 2010)
Mizell, Karen (Presenter & Author), Capital Finance and Humanitartian Academy, "Philosophy for Children and Pedagogical Communication.", Salekhard, Siberia, Russia. (April, 2010)
Mizell, Karen (Presenter & Author), Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, "Creating a National High School Ethics Bowl", Cincinnati, Ohio. (March, 2010)
Mizell, Karen (Presenter & Author), Presidential Address for Far West Philosophy Education Society Conference, "Teaching for Democracy.", Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. (January, 2010)
Mizell, Karen (Presenter & Author), Utah Valley University Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Conference, "Kieran Egan on Imaginative Education.", Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. (April, 2009)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Mizell, Karen , "Child Labor" . Encyclopedia of Global Justice/ Springer-Verlag.
Mizell, Karen , "Child Soldiers" . Encyclopedia of Global Justice/Springer-Verlag.
Mizell, Karen , "Comments on Ethics and the Practice of Wisdom." . Teaching Ethics .
Mizell, Karen , "Investigations of Childhood" . University Press of America.
Mizell, Karen , (2008) "Philosophy for Children, Community of Inquiry and Human Rights Education" . Philosophy for Children_ A Culture of Dialogue and Dialogue of Cultures/ Moscow State Univeristy nad UNESCO.
Mizell, Karen , (2007) "Service-Learning in Philosophy" . Philosophy: A School of Freedom./UNESCO Publishing.


J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award for community service, nominee

Teacher of the Semester

Utah Valley State College Athletic Association

Faculty Award for Excellence in Service-Learning

State of Utah Campus Compact

Summer Research Grant

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Global Engagement Mini-Grant

UVSC Academic Service-Learning Fellowship

Utah Valley State College