2018 Faculty Summer Seminar

This is a picture of a concrete wall with the label, "Things that Matter Obstacles and Pathways to Ethics in the Real World."

Clarke Building, Room 510

May 8-11, 2018

Host Scholars: Drs. Elaine Englhardt and Michael S. Pritchard

The Center for the Study of Ethics is pleased to announce the 2018 Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Summer Seminar with guest scholars Elaine Englehardt and Michael Pritchard.  

This is a seminar about moral hope. Despite the plethora of moral failures we encounter in commerce, politics and in personal lives, most of these failures are either unnecessary or could be handled more appropriately. Often they do not arise from the deliberate intention to do harm, but from our not thinking carefully or clearly enough about what we are doing. This can take the banal form of blind obedience to some form of institutional or organizational authority, which may be presumed to release us from responsibility for the consequences of our own actions and judgments.

The seminar will be held from May 8-11, 2018.  For more information and to register for the seminar, please contact Courtney Burns in the Center for the Study of Ethics at 

Seating is limited and registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

Dr. Elaine Englehardt

Elaine Englehardt is a Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University (UVU). Her PhD is from the University of Utah. She has written and directed seven multi-year, national grants in the area of Ethics and Ethics Across the Curriculum from National Endowment for the Humanities, and from the Department of Education. One grant founded the Ethics Across the Curriculum program at UVU and another funded the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum and their official journal Teaching Ethics. She is a SEAC board member and with Michael Pritchard was co-author of the journal Teaching Ethics. She has authored nine textbooks: Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases, 5th and 6th Editions (with CE Harris, Michael Pritchard and Ray James. New York: Cengage, 2019.); Ethics Across the Curriculum: Pedagogical Perspectives (With Michael Pritchard. Netherlands: Springer, 2018.); Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Business, Ethics and Society, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 13a editions (with Lisa Newton, and Michael Pritchard. NY: McGraw Hill, 2013.); Obstacles to Ethical Decision-Making: Mental Models, Milgram and the Problem of Obedience (London: Cambridge University Press, 2013.); Ethics in Higher Education Administration (with Michael Pritchard, Kerry Romesburg and Brian Schrag. Netherlands: Springer Publishers, 2010.); Ethics and Life: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Humanities, fourth edition (with Don Schmeltekopf. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010.); Media Ethics for a Principled Society (with Ralph Barney. Wadsworth, 2002.); Interpersonal Communication Ethics: Friends, Intimates, Sexuality, Marriage and Family (Harcourt Brace, 2001.); and The Organizational Self and Ethical Conduct: Sunlit Virtue and Shadowed Resistance (with James A. Anderson. Harcourt Brace, 2001.) She has written numerous peer reviewed articles and ten book chapters. She has served in various administrative positions at UVU including Vice President for Scholarship and Outreach.

Dr. Michael S. Pritchard

Michael S. Pritchard is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Western Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin. He is a founding board member for the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum, and was a seven year editor of its journal Teaching Ethics with Elaine Englehardt. Among his publications are: On Becoming Responsible (Kansas, 1991); Reasonable Children (Kansas, 1996); Professional Integrity (Kansas, 2007); Ethical Challenges of Academic Administration (edited with Elaine Englehardt, Kerry Romesburg, and Brian Scrag. Springer, 2010); Taking Sides: Business Ethics (edited with Lisa Newton and Elaine Englehardt); Engineering Ethics, 6th edition, (with C.E. Harris, Elaine Englehardt, and Ray James. Cengage); and Obstacles to Ethical Decision-Making (with Patricia Werhane, Laura Hartman, Crina Archer, and Elaine Englehardt. Cambridge 2013). He was the author and director of several National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities grants in various areas of ethics.