12 faculty, staff honored with 2019-20 Ethics Education Award

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business has selected 12 individuals at the Eccles School and across the University of Utah as winners of the Ethics Education Award for the 2019-2020 school year.

Nine of the winners were chosen on behalf of our faculty for their successful efforts to create new ethics-related courses, to integrate new business ethics content into existing courses, to mentor students on ethics initiatives, and to help make business ethics a permanent fabric of our business school and other University of Utah academic programs and curricula.

Those nine are:

  • Aaron Phillips —David Eccles School of Business
  • Dana Sowby— David Eccles School of Business
  • Arul Mishra—David Eccles School of Business
  • David Tannenbaum— David Eccles School of Business
  • Harris Sondak— David Eccles School of Business
  • Brian Cadman — David Eccles School of Business
  • Jennifer Robinson— Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
  • Molly Wheeler— Hinckley Institute of Politics
  • Suresh Venkatasubramanian — School of Computing

Each educator will receive a monetary award and each will be receiving a plaque and medallion. The monetary part of the award reflects the breadth and depth of the contribution to ethics education. Abe Bakhsheshy, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative director and professor, and Bill Hesterly, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative professor, thanked these colleagues for providing wonderful opportunities to students and other education seekers to learn, discuss, debate, compete, and grow personally and professionally in many ways.

In addition, these three staff members were recognized for their immense and selfless contributions to the David Eccles School of Business Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative efforts:

  • Marcella Kirschbaum — Career Coach, Business Career Services
  • Gillian King — Associate Director, MBA Online and Online Programs
  • Alyssa Charles — Assistant Manager, Executive Education

There are additional efforts underway right now that will likely lead to nominations for next year. As was the case this past year, faculty and staff are invited to find ways to integrate business ethics into the life of our school. The call for nominations for the 2020-21 academic year will occur in the coming months.

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