Englehardt, Elaine E.
Distinguished Professor - Ethics
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Englehardt Vita
Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

Professor Englehardt is the Distinguished Professor of Ethics and a Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University. She has taught philosophy, ethics and communication classes at UVU since 1976. She has written and directed seven multi-year, national grants.  Four large grants are in Ethics Across the Curriculum from the Department of Education’s FIPSE; and three are in Interdisciplinary Ethics from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Her first NEH grant funded the beginning of the Ethics and Values core interdisciplinary course at UVU. From this work, she is considered the founder of the Ethics Across the Curriculum movement. She is author of more than eight books and co-editor of the journal Teaching Ethics. She has written numerous peer reviewed articles.  She has served in various administrative positions at UVU including Vice President, Dean and Director.  She has served on Utah’s Judicial Conduct Commission for 8 years, Utah Humanities Council for 7 years and the Utah County Planning and Zoning Commission for 10 years.  Her PhD is from the University of Utah. 

For 20 years Dr. Englhardt taught the Chanel 9 distance education television course "Ethics and Values" produced by UVU as well as numerous videos on a variety of topics in ethics.  She has written and presented number papers and directed numerous grants.  For more information on her teaching, scholarship and service, click here.  

To access her Utah Democracy Project: Discussions on Democracyclick here.


Ethics Across the Curriculum, Pedagogical Perspectives. With Michael Pritchard. Netherlands: Springer, 2018.

Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases. New York: Cengage, 2017. With CE Harris, Michael Pritchard and Ray James.  (5th and 6th Editions)

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Business, Ethics and Society. NY: McGraw Hill, 2013. With Lisa Newton, and Michael Pritchard. (9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 13a editions.)

Obstacles to Ethical Decision-Making: Mental Models, Milgram and the Problem of Obedience. With Patricia Werhane, Michael Pritchard, Laura Hartman and Crina Archer. 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 Donald 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.

The Organizational Self and Ethical Conduct: Sunlit Virtue and Shadowed Resistance. With James A. Anderson, Harcourt Brace, 2001.