Behavioral Ethics

Behavioral Ethics

Why do well-intentioned people sometimes make bad decisions?

Ethical decisions occur amidst organizational pressures and personal biases. Ethical misconduct can happen to any individual who fails to recognize the ethics of a decision. Pressures to follow orders, make business goals, and ignore bad news can lead to defective ethical reasoning. Employees who can recognize the traps that provoke or trick people into illegal or unethical transgressions are more likely to avoid ethical lapses in the workplace.

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business offers students and the community opportunities to learn from past scandals as well as practice ethical decision-making on campus, in competitions and in the workplace.

Ethics Fellows in this Focus Area

Rory Lewis, Ph.D, JD
Program Officer of UCCS’s College of Engineering’s Computer Science Master's Department
Kay Yoon
Kay Yoon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Communication, College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences
Robert Block, Ph.D.
Robert Block, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Business Analysis
Scott Kupferman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Co-Coordinator of Special Education Program
Kimbra Smith
Assistant Professor of Cultural and Applied Anthropologist, Department of Anthropology
Patty Witkowsky, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Research, and Foundations Coordinator, Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) program College of Education
Lorraine M. Arangno, Ph.D.
Lorraine M. Arangno, Ph.D.
Senior Instructor of Philosophy, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
Scott Van Ness, ABD
Interim Faculty Director of Executive Education, Instructor of Operations Management, College of Business
Barbara Joyce, Ph.D.
Barbara Joyce, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Community Health, Correctional Nursing, Community Collaborative, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Are you a student interested in working with an Ethics Fellow? Learn more about the DFEI Collegiate Program at UCCS COB Ethics Ambassador Program.

Behavioral Ethics

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