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2020 Faculty Stipends Announced

Published April 29, 2020

Ethics Across the Curriculum and Research Stipends Awarded to 19 CSULB Faculty

The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at California State University, Long Beach is providing students from academic majors as diverse as dance, finance, recreation and leisure studies, nursing, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and sociology with essential ethical decision-making tools before entering the workforce.

Through one of its key initiatives, Ethics Across the Curriculum, the Ukleja Center offers $3,000 stipends to faculty who integrate a 3-hour ethics module into their courses. By selecting recipients from 5 colleges – Arts, Business, Engineering, Health and Human Services, and Liberal Arts – the Ukleja Center is truly enhancing the integration of ethics across the campus.  In addition, the center has begun offering $5,000 faculty stipends for original ethics research.  Prior stipend recipients served on the two proposal review and selection committees chaired by Danny Paskin and Gwen Shaffer.

President Jane Close Conoley with Gwen Shaffer and Danny Paskin

President Jane Close Conoley with Gwen Shaffer and Danny Paskin

The 17 faculty members receiving 2019-2020 pedagogical stipends are:

  • Rebecca BryantEthical Conduct in Dance Pedagogy: Touch and Consent
  • Katie DudleyJust Relax, You’re on Vacation: Ethical Issues in Tourism
  • Laura GonzalezEthics in Finance: Self-Regulation and Moral Malleability
  • Barbara Grossman-Thompson Strings Attached?: The Ethics of Lending in International Aid
  • Maryam HaddadTeaching Ethics to Junior Chemical Engineering Students
  • Kent HaywardAn Introduction to Ethics for the Beginning Filmmaker
  • Jeff JanisheskiEthical Directing: Developing a Code of Ethics for Theatre Directors
  • Matin LackpourAn Introduction to Ethics in the Engineering Profession
  • Chungsup LeeCode of Ethics in Recreation Therapy 
  • Rezvan Ramezani Ethics in Engineering
  • Michelle TaylorPutting a Stop to Preschool Suspension and Expulsion: Ethical Considerations for Working with Young Children
  • Sarah TaylorEthics and Family Violence: Considerations for Family Life Educators
  • Suzie WengEthics in Integrated Healthcare
  • Daniel WhislerJust Because We Can, Doesn’t Mean We Should: A Foundation of Ethical Engineering
  • Jake WilsonEthics in Environmental Sociology
  • Debra WindleEthical Considerations for the Professional Nurse in a Changing Health Care System
  • Ronnie YehTeaching Global Business Ethics in the Hospitality Industry

This year’s ethics research stipend recipients are:

  • Michelle BarrackKnowledge of the Ethics of Dietary Supplements and Related Intake Behaviors among a Multiethnic Sample of University Students 
  • Kristina LovatoEthics and Care: Addressing the Health and Mental Health Needs of Latinx Families Impacted by a Deportation-Related Family Separation

Over 125 Ethics Across the Curriculum and Faculty Ethics Research stipends have been granted by the Ukleja Center since 2005.  All CSULB colleges and disciplines are invited to participate and lecturers, as well as tenured faculty, are encouraged to apply.  The next application deadline is March 1, 2021.

The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership offers training to enhance the integration of ethics in everything we do.  It focuses on a three-pronged approach to applied ethics – education, university research, and community engagement – to equip people with the transformational power of ethical leadership.

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Contact:           Janey Roeder, Director