Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium

Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium

Aspire to be a Champion
Encouraging ethical education in southern Colorado and beyond.

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program (DFEI) at the UCCS College of Business supports the Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium for higher education institutions in the southern half of the state. In 2016, an ethics champion pilot program with the Southern Colorado Higher Education Consortium (SCHEC) created the consortium with nine partner institutions to expand best practices in ethics education. Geographically covering roughly 50,000 square miles, Southern Colorado is home to diverse communities, many in rural locations. Each participating school has educators serving as Ethics Champions on their campus.

Interested in becoming a Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium Ethics Champion? Learn more on how to become an Ethics Champion by viewing our Ethics Champion FAQs. 

2020-2021 Application Guidelines

Southern Colorado Ethics Essay Competition
New for 2020!
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business is offering the schools a part of the Southern Colorado Ethics Consortium (SCEC) an opportunity for their students to enter the Southern Colorado Ethics Essay Competition!
UCCS Case Competition
Each year, the UCCS College of Business hosts a business ethics case competition, welcoming competitors from all across southern Colorado. The UCCS Ethics Case Competition allows students to apply business knowledge, critical thinking, and principle-based ethical decision-making to real-world ethical situations along with a chance to network with local professionals.
The Ethics Fellows and Champions Orientation
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business celebrates it's incoming Ethics Fellows and SCHEC Ethics Champions with a two-part orientation featuring a reception dinner and orientation workshop.
Funding
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business provides funding to faculty, students, and staff for curriculum and resource development, student engagement, and professional development.

Teaching Ethics Across Southern Colorado

Meet Our Champions

Current SCEC Champions
  • Adjunct Instructor of Business, Adams State University [2019-2020]

    Deanna Bartee

    Biography

    Deanna is passionate about ethics because of the impact that ethics has on a person’s life, the outcomes of organizations, and ultimately society. As a result, she enjoys researching this topic and sharing her expertise with all who will listen. Currently, Deanna is serving as an adjunct instructor at Adams State University’s School of Business. She and her husband Dale also own and operate their organic farm where they raise alfalfa, quinoa, flax, beef cattle, sheep, and poultry. Between these responsibilities and homeschooling her two boys, Deanna has found a busy, yet rewarding balance in life in which she can continue to be a life-long learner, apply her learnings, and share her knowledge with others.

    Ethics Education Project (2018-2019)

    Deanna’s approach to this year’s ethics project is that of the train-the-trainer model. Deanna will offer a presentation entitled “The Ethics of Competition” as part of the ASU’s faculty lecture series on December 6th. The contents of this presentation result from her research into the correlation that seems to exist between the competitive climate and the ethical climate in organizations. This presentation lends insight into why codes of ethics and organizational policies are often ineffective in curbing unethical employee behaviors and why good employees make unethical decisions. The ultimate purpose of this presentation is to encourage the audience to consider how the motives behind their goals can conflict with their goal of behaving ethically.

    Additionally, Deanna anticipates hosting a Lunch-and-Learn workshop on ethics during the spring semester. Using Forsha’s (2017) article entitled Virtue and Moral Development, Changing Ethics Instruction in Business School Education, as the foundation for the discussion, Deanna’s goal for this workshop is to discover and explore the ethics conversations that are taking place across ASU’s campus and encourage more of these interactions. In line with the purpose of ASU’s Lunch-and-Learn program, which is to bring faculty and staff together to discuss and analyze important topics, this conversation will hopefully create an awareness for the value and need of ethics conversations particularly with our students.

    Impact

    Deanna Bartee hosted a faculty lecture entitled “The Ethics of Competition” to over 100 ASU students and several faculty and community members.

    Resources

    CV

    Ethics Student Learning Outcome

    Contact: dbartee@adams.edu

    Adams State University

  • Instructor of Philosophy and ePortfolio Coordinator at Adams State University

    Shane Callahan

    Biography

    Shane Callahan is part-time faculty in philosophy and the ePortfolio coordinator at Adams State University. He earned his PhD in philosophy in spring 2020 from the University of South Florida, previously earning an M.A. in philosophy from University of South Florida (2015) and an M.A. in philosophy from Georgia State University (2011). He specializes in normative and metaethical theory and 19th century German philosophy. He has taught a range of classes centering on ethical theory and applied ethical reasoning. 

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    scallahan@adams.edu

  • Coordinator of Resident/Student Life, Department: Resident-SGA-Student Life, Lamar Community College [2019-2020]

    Patrick K. Christensen

    Biography

    Coordinator of Resident/Student Life

    Resident-SGA-Student Life

    Lamar Community College

    Impact

    Campus Teaching Ethics Workshop: Why Do Good People Engage in Unethical Acts?

    Lamar Community College staff, faculty, and students were invited to an on-campus ethics training workshop, hosted by Pat Christensen and Mittie Helm on March 11, 2020. Mittie organized the event and the topic. The topic discussed was “Why Do Good People Engage in Unethical Acts?”. The workshop was an activity designed to improve student understanding about business ethics. Twelve staff and faculty members from LCC attended and one student. The feedback was positive from the workshop and attendees learned new information while being engaged through group discussion. During the workshop, the attendees discussed the following questions within their groups:

    1.       Studies show that people primed to think about business profits will make different choices than people facing the same decision who have been primed to think about activity ethically. Can you explain how that might affect you in your work life?

    2.       Can you think of a situation where you made a decision that you regret and probably would have chosen differently had you looked at the choice in a different way?

    3.       How do politicians and advertisers use framing to channel people’s decisions?

    4.       How might framing adversely affect your ethical decisions making in your projected workplace?

    5.       How can you work to ensure that ethical considerations stay in your frame of reference when you make decisions in your career and your life?

    6.       How can firms help their employees to keep ethical considerations in mind when they make decisions?

    Resources

    pat.christensen@lamarcc.edu

     

  • Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Fort Lewis College

    Jill Choate

    Biography

    Jill Choate has been with Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO for six years. Previously, she taught for 20 years in both Nebraska and Colorado public schools serving students with disabilities. She earned her BS and MA degree’s from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the area of special education with an emphasis in behavioral disorders. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Texas-Austin in Special Education Administration. She has held licenses in elementary education, special education, and educational leadership. Recently, she has helped to develop the Master of Art: Special Education program at Fort Lewis College and is excited to begin educating others on the ethical rights of students and the ethical obligations of teachers working with people with disabilities. Helping others to understand hidden and visible disabilities and encouraging and supporting the ethical treatment of people with disabilities is a driving force in her life.

    She has lived in Durango for 20 years with her husband and two children loving the mountain life. Jill grew up in Kansas as a child of teachers, so working in education and helping future educators understand the variety of students they will work with is second nature to her. She enjoys hiking, gardening, and traveling and looks forward to making a difference in her local community and beyond through this work.

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    jnchoate@fortlewis.edu

  • Business Teacher at Odyssey Early College and Career Options

    Keith Clayton

    Biography

    Keith Clayton has been teaching at the collegiate – undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels; since 2003 as an Adjunct Professor. His academic credentials include a BA in Organizational Studies, an MLS in Organizational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Development. He also holds a Colorado State Educator license in business and endorsements for career and technical education for business at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. Keith has over thirty-eight years in the telecommunications and information technology industries. He has served in various positions ranging from programmer/network designer to senior leadership, with the last fifteen years of his career serving in a C-suite executive's capacity. Dr. Clayton facilitates learning in the areas of business, leadership, human resource development, and ethics.

    Impact
    • Mentoring of four teams in the Fall 2019 UCCS ethics case competition   
    • Introduced weekly business ethics dilemma discussions into all business topics covered in the business courses.
    Resources

    Keith.Clayton@D11.org

  • Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Western Colorado University

    Jennifer DeBoer

    Biography

    Jennifer DeBoer is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Western Colorado University.  She earned her Ph.D. in Sustainable Business Management at the University of British Columbia.  Prior to earning her Ph.D., she worked in hospitality and the wine industry, and spent six months abroad while working with Be the Change Academy – Kenya, a non-profit organization that aimed to provide entrepreneurial opportunities for impoverished young adults living in Kisumu, Kenya.  She currently teaches undergraduate courses in Strategic Management and Business Communication, and a graduate course in Strategic Management for the Outdoor Industry.  Through her teaching and research, Jennifer is interested in sustainable business management, environmental sustainability, and business ethics.  In her free time, Jennifer enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, and wildlife viewing.  New to Colorado, she looks forward to learning to skijor with her Alaskan Malamute, Miska. 

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    jdeboer@western.edu

  • PhD, Professor of Business Administration, Business Administration, Western State Colorado University [2018-2019]

    Jeffrey Dykes

    Biography

    Western State Colorado University Associate Professor of Business –Law: - teaching Water Law; Environmental Law, Business Law and Legal Environment of Business; Prior Co-Director of Energy Management Program. Attorney with over 20 years as General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, Senior Counsel, for start-up companies, multibillion dollar public companies and federal government; 10 years as complex Commercial Litigator. Member, Colorado State and 7th Judicial District Bar Associations; Admitted to: Colorado Courts, Federal District Court for District of Colorado, U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Tax Court

    J.D. University of Denver Sturm college of Law; B.A. Western State Colorado University; and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Telecommunications University College, University of Denver

    Impact

    Mentoring of two teams in the Fall 2018 UCCS ethics case competition

    b. Introduced the Ethics Principles in BUAD 210 Legal Environment of Business (two courses each semester) and BUAD 315 Business law (one course each semester)and referred to them throughout the various areas and theories of law covered in these courses.

    c. Western’s School of Business hosted the first SCHEC Ethics Summit in Spring 2019. The school’s leadership and the University supported this event. Drs. Dykes and Laramie actively worked on Summit Spring, Summer and Fall of 2018 and the Spring of 2019.

    Resources

    Contact: jdykes@western.edu

    Western State Colorado University

  • Assistant Professor, Cyber Security and Networking at Pikes Peak Community College

    April R Frost

    Biography

    April joined the Pikes Peak Community College Cyber Security and Networking faculty in January, 2019. She earned her Masters from the University of Arizona, and her Bachelors from Judson College. She also holds Security+ and CCENT certifications, and is an active member of several local professional organizations, including ISSA (International Systems Security Association), IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals), Infragard and WiCyS (Women in Cyber Security).

    April has worked in several industries throughout her career, training and educating many students, ages 3-83. She is enjoying the community college environment, including advising the Cyber Club team, who have made a name for Pikes Peak Community College in cyber competitions nationally. Ethics are a key part of cyber security training, since many professionals possess the same skills as cyber criminals, from whom we seek to secure our data, offices, and systems.

    April lived in Arizona for almost 25 years before relocating to Colorado Springs a few years ago.

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    april.frost@ppcc.edu

  • instructor of Early Childhood Education at Pueblo Community College
    Renee Gust
    Biography

    Renee Gust is an instructor in early childhood education at Pueblo Community College. She is the Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood, Education and Library Technician programs. Renee earned both her bachelor and master degrees from Northern Illinois University. She is from Illinois where she owned her own childcare center for 15 years and taught at Elgin Community College. Ethics is core to education and the Daniels Fund Ethics Principles will reinforce what Renee has always taught her students and employees.

    Relocating to Colorado in 2017 has been a blessing to her family: husband, Tim a real estate appraiser and two college-aged children Zach and Delaney.

    Resources

    Pueblo Community College Wins Two-Year Undergraduate Track at UCCS Ethics Case Competition 

    renee.gust@pueblocc.edu

  • Associate Professor Geography & Anthropology at Trinidad State Junior College

    Bill Hatcher

    Biography

    Professor Hatcher has instructed courses in geography and anthropology at Trinidad State since January 2015. He holds an MA and a BS from Southern Illinois University, an AS and an AA from Lewis & Clark College, as well as a Graduate Endorsement from Adams State University. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, he taught geography at an all-girls boarding school in Tanzania from 1994 to 1996. He went on to guide wilderness courses for National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) from 1997 to 2007 and Colorado Mountain College in 2006 and 2007. Throughout this time, he was also a visiting adjunct instructor at Blackburn University, Alaska Pacific University, and Matanuska-Susitna College. As a pilot, he flew bush planes in Alaska and Kenya, and as a professional mountaineer, he launched expeditions in Europe, North America, and East Africa. He is also the author of two books: "The Marble Room" and "Principles of Flight". In 2019, "Principles" was nominated a finalist in the category Social/Political Change in the National Indie Excellence Awards. His textbook supplement on gender, power, and religion is forthcoming. He and his wife Kim live in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources
  • Business Faculty, Business Department, Lamar Community College [2019-2020]
    Mittie Helm
    Biography

    Business Faculty

    Business Department

    Lamar Community College

    Impact

    Campus Teaching Ethics Workshop: Why Do Good People Engage in Unethical Acts?

    Lamar Community College staff, faculty, and students were invited to an on-campus ethics training workshop, hosted by Pat Christensen and Mittie Helm on March 11, 2020. Mittie organized the event and the topic. The topic discussed was “Why Do Good People Engage in Unethical Acts?”. The workshop was an activity designed to improve student understanding about business ethics. Twelve staff and faculty members from LCC attended and one student. The feedback was positive from the workshop and attendees learned new information while being engaged through group discussion. During the workshop, the attendees discussed the following questions within their groups:

    1. Studies show that people primed to think about business profits will make different choices than people facing the same decision who have been primed to think about activity ethically. Can you explain how that might affect you in your work life?
    2. Can you think of a situation where you made a decision that you regret and probably would have chosen differently had you looked at the choice in a different way?
    3. How do politicians and advertisers use framing to channel people’s decisions?
    4. How might framing adversely affect your ethical decisions making in your projected workplace?
    5. How can you work to ensure that ethical considerations stay in your frame of reference when you make decisions in your career and your life?
    6. How can firms help their employees to keep ethical considerations in mind when they make decisions?
    Resources

     Mittie.helm@lamarcc.edu

     

  • Assistant Professor of Business at Pikes Peak Community College

    Carol Kurkowski

    Biography

    Carol holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration-Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University, Master’s of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Troy University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Texas Tech University.

    Carol has taught on the college level for 24 years with seven universities at the undergraduate and graduate level.  She has also held positions as a subject matter expert and curriculum developer. 

    Carol is a Colorado native and grew up in Colorado Springs.  Though she followed her Air Force husband all around the country for 20 years, she is happy living back in Colorado Springs.  

    Carol has held various positions in many different career tracks. Carol loves the opportunity of working in the education field. She has held positions as a technical recruiter, HR, sales management, insurance, banking, and retail management. She has had the opportunity to speak to groups of 50 to 3,500.  She has spoken at numerous conferences and college graduations around the country.  She has also held positions with non-profit organizations in all the places they have lived.

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    carol.kurkowski@ppcc.edu

  • Lecturer, Energy Management, Business Administration, Western State Colorado University [2018-2019]

    Jessica Laramie, JD

    Biography

    Jessica Laramie, J.D., came to Western as Energy Management professor following a decade of work in the oil and gas industry.

    Laramie grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended Illinois State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. She then completed her master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Law at the University of Denver. She remained in Denver for another ten years, working in the oil and gas industry. During that time, she also taught part time in the University of Denver’s law program, lecturing about contemporary issues in oil and gas and oil and gas agreements. 

    Laramie has also organized a partnership with Texas Tech University on the World Energy Project (WEP). The WEP provides basic solar power systems to off-grid communities in developing countries where access to electricity is unavailable through traditional sources.

    Impact

    Western’s School of Business hosted the first SCHEC Ethics Summit in Spring 2019. The school’s leadership and the University supported this event. Drs. Dykes and Laramie actively worked on Summit Spring, Summer and Fall of 2018 and the Spring of 2019.

    Resources

    Contact: jrichards@western.edu

    Western Colorado University

  • PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, Adams State University [2019-2020]
    Natasha Liebig
    Biography

    Natasha Noel Liebig is currently a visiting assistant professor at Adams State University.  Prior to that she was a visiting professor at the University of Central Florida.  She earned her doctorate in philosophy from the University of South Florida specializing in Continental Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Feminism, in which she also taught at various schools in the region.  Prior to graduate school, Natasha worked with therapeutic foster care for severely emotionally disturbed children.  In addition to her primary work on the philosophy of trauma, language, and embodiment, Natasha is dedicated to ethics and ethical teaching.  Her main interests include environmental ethics, outdoor recreational ethics, conservation, and animal welfare. 

    Besides dedicating herself to teaching, research and writing, Natasha is an avid outdoorswoman.  She considers Alaska home, although she has grown up in other states in the Pacific Northwest and Colorado.  While in the great outdoors, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, kayaking, snowboarding, rock climbing, and running.  Her favorite places to travel in the states are the Southwest desert and Alaska.  Natasha also enjoys budget traveling and hosting travelers from around the world. 

    Natasha has taught numerous courses in ethics from introduction, theory, and applied ethics.  She also makes a point to include a survey of ethics in her introduction to philosophy course and other courses. 

    Resources

    nliebig@adams.edu

  • Professor of Mathematics at CSU-Pueblo

    Bruce Lundberg

    Biography

    Bruce Lundberg has taught mathematics at CSU-Pueblo since 1993. Since 1993 he has also applied and developed his specialties of computational optimization and modeling in aerospace and railroad industry employment. Bruce served terms as department chair at CSU-Pueblo and at Grand Canyon University. In addition to a BS, MA and PhD in mathematics, he earned an MA in Cross-Cultural Studies which included graduate courses in ethics. Bruce has taught or lectured in Poland, Germany, Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore and Spain, and sung for audiences in the latter four countries, individually, or with the CSU-Pueblo Choir. All these contexts and activities have helped him notice and foster ethical growth in himself and others through "just-in-time" methods, though case study discussions, through the history and multiple cultures of mathematics, and through extensive mentoring of students in research projects. He has published and presented on connections between ethics, mathematics, history and technology.​ During 2012-13 he served as the CSU-Pueblo General Education Board delegate to attend an "ethics across the curriculum" conference and present reports and workshops for a campus-wide emphasis on ethics.

  • Dillon Martin
    Biography

    Director of Auxiliary Services & Foundation at Otero Junior College

  • Faculty of Mathematics at Trinidad State Junior College

    Desi Maxwell

    Biography

    Faculty of Mathematics at Trinidad State Junior College

    Impact

    To be provided 

    Resources
  • PhD, Professor of Business Administration, Business Administration, Western State Colorado University [2016-2017], [2017-2018]

    Michael Vieregge, Ph.D.

    Impact

    To be provided

    Faculty Roundtables

    Ethics - "Ethics Elevated at Western State Colorado University" 

    Ethics Roundtable by UCCS College of Business' Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, featuring Michael Vieregge, PhD, Western State Colorado University. Presentation: "Ethics Elevated at Western State Colorado University: Our First Year and Outcomes." 

    Resources

    Contact: mvieregge@western.edu

     

    Western Colorado University

  • Director, BAS Emergency Service Administration

    Teresa Ward

    Biography

    Teresa Ward has been with Pikes Peak Community College since 2012, first as an instructor and since 2018, as the Director of the PPCC’s Bachelor of Applied Science, Emergency Service Administration (BAS/ESA) degree. Her academic credentials include a BA in Organizational Management/Human Resource Management, an MS in Homeland Security, and an MBA. Teresa retired from the US Air Force after twenty years of service. Her combined military, emergency management, and academic backgrounds positioned her to build a program development team of subject matter experts that contributed to creating PPCC’s first bachelor's degree. The program is delivered online and provides rigorous experiential learning to first responders in local and distant communities. Leadership and ethics are central to the program overall and run through each required course with intent to shape and equip emergency service administrators with the skills required to serve a community in times of peace or crisis.

    Teresa from Alaska and has lived in Colorado Springs since 1995. She oldest daughter is a DU graduate and a manager in the property restoration field. Her oldest son serves proudly in the US Marine Corps. Her youngest daughter is on a service assignment with the American Conservation Experiment (ACE) in the depths of the Grand Canyon. And her youngest son is a Special Olympian.

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

     

    Teresa.ward@ppcc.edu

  • Assistant Professor of Art History at CSU-Pueblo

    Rachel Zimmerman

    Biography

    Rachel Zimmerman has been assistant professor of art history at Colorado State University-Pueblo since 2018. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Delaware and specializes in art, architecture, and material culture in colonial Ibero-America and the early modern Portuguese world. She has lived in Germany, New Mexico, and Brazil, and has a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and in encouraging students to question their own perspectives and ethnocentric biases. In the fall of 2020, she will be teaching a new course titled “Museum Ethics and Issues” that will become the foundation for a forthcoming Museum Studies minor at CSU-Pueblo. 

    Impact

    To be provided

Past SCEC Champions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Colorado State University - Pueblo [2016-2017], [2017-2018]

    Susan Belport, DNP, APRN, ACNPC-AG, FNP-BC

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    Contact: susan.belport@csupueblo.edu

    CSU Pueblo Logo

  • Professor, School of Business, Adams State University [2016-2017], [2017-2018]

    Zena Buser, Ph.D.

    Impact

    In my two academic years of service as the ASU DFEI Ethics Champion, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018, ASU faculty, students, staff, and administration have all participated in various DFEI workshops and presentations, benefiting from the opportunity and the experience. The San Luis Valley community too has been engages as our students competed in the UCCS Case Competition, and earned runner up nationally in the Viewers' Choice with their ethics based video, "Gas Up? An improper use of company assets".

    Gas Up? An improper use of company assets

    Faculty Roundtables

    October 2017 Faculty Ethics Resource Workshop

    Resources

    Contact: zenabuser@adams.edu

    Adams State University

  • Department Chair Accounting and Business, Pueblo Community College [2016-2017], [2017-2018]

    Joe Easton

    Impact

    To be provided

    Faculty Roundtables

    Ethics - "Championing Teaching Ethics Across the Spectrum of Academic Programs"

    UCCS College of Business' Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative held an Ethics Roundtable Workshop, featuring expert panelists: - Warren Munick, Economics and Entrepreneurship Faculty and Chair of Economics Department, Pikes Peak Community College. Presentation: "Economic Discussions: Bridging Academics with Real World Issues" - Joe Easton, Department Chair Accounting and Business, Pueblo Community College.

    Resources

    Contact: Joe.Easton@pueblocc.edu

     

    Pueblo Community College

  • Adjunct Professor, Arts and Sciences, Lamar Community College [2016-2017], [2017-2018], [2018-2019]

    Rev. Rory Gillespie

    Biography

    Rory Gillespie has been a adjunct instructor at Lamar Community College since January 2012. Gillespie teaches Intro to Philosophy, Ethics, Comparative Religions, and Music Appreciation. He has been the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Lamar, CO since August 1999. Gillespie received his MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary in November 2008. Gillespie has been married to his wife, Karen, for 39 years and has two adult children, Nathaniel and Hilah.

    Impact

    To be provided

    Articles

    Rory Gillespie honored as one of LCC's Employees of the Year for 2016

    Resources

    Contact: Rory.Gillespie@lamarcc.edu

     Lamar Community College

  • Accounting Faculty, Pueblo Community College [2017-2018]

    Tene Greenhood

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    Contact: Tene.Greenhood@pueblocc.edu

     

    Pueblo Community College

  • [2018-2019]
    Biography

    Trinidad State Junior College

    Impact

    Two students and I participated and attended the Ethics Case Competition. This was TSJC’s first team to participate in the case competition.

    · Four students, two faculty, one staff, and I attended the Ethics Summit at Western University.

    · In the fall semester, I did an ice breaker activity using the Daniels Fund Principles in my courses. This activity involved about 30 students in two different courses.

  • Bruce McCluggage
    Biography

    Faculty, Philosophy at Pikes Peak Community College

    Resources

    Bruce.McCluggage@ppcc.edu

  • Economics & Entrepreneurship Faculty and Department Chair, Pikes Peak Community College [2016-2017], [2017-2018]

    Warren Munick

    Biography

    Munick did his graduate work at Miami University of Ohio and the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former demographer at the Bureau of the Census and Penn State University Data Center where he provided research for public policy makers. Mr. Munick has taught at colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Delaware and initiated student clubs to promote civic responsibility and entrepreneurship. 

    As an ethnographer and consultant to the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Coalition of Essential Schools, he worked to foster change in public schools by working with teachers and parents to teach the principles of free enterprise to students of all ages. 

    He participated in a pioneering program in 1993, Turning Gang Members into Entrepreneurs for Rebuild LA, a global initiative to increase opportunities for urban youth in south central Los Angeles. Munick founded the Economics Discussion Series, which has attracted hundreds of local leaders to teach, mentor, and inspire next generation student innovators. 

    As President of the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series in Buena Vista, Colorado, a lecture series dedicated to intellectual inquiry, Mr. Munick forged first-ever relationships with local school districts and libraries to introduce children to philosophy. Munick also taught college classes in economics and sociology at the CO State Correctional Facility in Buena Vista. 

    Munick is a Certified Ice House Entrepreneurship Program Facilitator and advisor to the Pikes Peak Community College Entrepreneurs Club.

    Faculty Roundtables

    Ethics - "Economic Discussions: Bridging Academics with Real World Issues"

    UCCS College of Business' Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative held an Ethics Roundtable Workshop, featuring expert panelists: - Warren Munick, Economics and Entrepreneurship Faculty and Chair of Economics Department, Pikes Peak Community College. Presentation: "Economic Discussions: Bridging Academics with Real World Issues" - Joe Easton, Department Chair Accounting and Business, Pueblo Community College.

    Impact

    2018-2019

    More than 50 community leaders participated in the 2018-2019 Economics Discussion Series.

    Email invitations are sent to all faculty, staff, and students and PPCC marketing advertises the event. There are about 5000 email recipients.

    Many faculty, staff, and administration from the college-at-large have attended the Economics Discussion Series. This is a great opportunity to discuss the importance of ethics with our guests.

    There were 20 faculty or staff and 20 students (other than my own) who attended the Economics Discussion Series.

    Resources

    Contact: Warren.Munick@ppcc.edu

     

    Pikes Peak Community College

  • Faculty, Philosophy- Pueblo Community College [2018-2019]

    Travis Parkhurst

    Biography

    Travis Parkhurst is a graduate of Pikes Peak Community College, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Yale Divinity School. After graduating with a Masters in Philosophy of Religion, he returned to the Colorado Community College system to teach philosophy and humanities. He currently teaches for Pueblo Community College. Travis is working on several ethics-based projects and events, including participating in a statewide gamification grant project to increase student success in ethics courses.

    Travis currently lives in Pueblo with his incredibly supportive wife Johanna, where he enjoys fishing, gardening, visiting the surrounding mountains, and travelling. He is currently planning a study abroad opportunity in Greece for Pueblo Community College student for May 2019, where he hopes to share his love of travel and learning with his students.

    Ethics Education Project (2018-2019)
    1. Revise the Pueblo Community College institutional level student learning outcome rubric for professionalism using the Daniels Fund ethics principles as a foundation. This project is scheduled to be completed by December 2018.
    2. Schedule a lecture event at Pueblo Community College with Vitaly Stepanov and Yuliya Stepanova. The plan is to schedule this event for either November 2018 or February 2019.
    3. Send two teams from Pueblo Community College to the ethics case competition at UCCS on November 2nd.
    4. Send the minimum number of students, business owners, and faculty to the ethics summit in Gunnison.
    5. Work with PCC Human Resources to find and schedule a key note speaker for the PCC Summer Institute in June 2019. Currently, I am working on contacting Thomas J. Walter, CFO of Tasty Catering.
    6. Integrate the Daniels Fund ethics principles into PHI 112 (Ethics) curriculum for the virtue ethics unit.
    7. Integrate the Daniels Fund ethics principles into Pueblo Community College’s first year experience course (AAA 109).
    8. Potential Project- Help students organize a panel event on LGBTQ experiences in the workplace. Currently, student interest in putting on such an event is high. If it happens, it will occur in April 2019.

    Impact

    1. Sent two teams of two students to UCCS for the Daniels Fund Case Competition. Aside from the four students present at the case competition, six philosophy club students, four faculty, and two administrators assisted the four students in preparation for the competition.

    2. On February 19th, PCC hosted an event titled “All That Glitters is Not Gold: Exposing the Russian Doping Scandal” with speakers Vitaly Stepanov and Yulia Stepanova. 109 people attended the event, 92 of whom were students. 12 faculty and staff members also attended along with 5 members of the community.

    3. On April 4-5, 2019, PCC sent a delegation of four students, three business leaders, three faculty, and one administrator to Gunnison Colorado for the Daniels Fund Ethics Summit.

    4. In the fall and spring of 2019, used Daniels Fund principles and Daniels Fund case studies in PHI 112 (Ethics) classes to deepen student understanding of virtue ethics. S Three classes were involved, with a total of 58 students.

    5. In the fall of 2018, one section of our new first year experience course (AAA 109) used Daniels Fund principles to guide an academic dishonesty unit. 17 students were involved in this unit.

    6. The Health Information Technologies program (HIT) used material from the Daniels Fund resources guide in each of their classes in the 2018-2019 academic year (HIT 102, 105, 111, 112, 150, 188, 220, 225, 252, 261, and 268). 130 students were exposed to the material throughout these courses in both the fall and spring semesters.

    Resources

    Contact: travis.parkhurst@pueblocc.edu

     

    Pueblo Community College

  • Patrick Radigan

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Management at CSU-Pueblo 

    Biography

    Ethics is an extremely important part of business education.  Over the course of my career as an educator, I have placed an increasingly higher emphasis on instilling ethicial principles in my students by presenting them with opportuntieis to make ethical decisions.  I have adopted and developed a number of tools for this rooted in experiential methodology.  As an SCHEC Ethics Champion, I would not only like to share what I have learned, but I would also like to learn more from some of the best practicioners in the region.

  • Professor of Business and Accounting, Trinidad State Junior College [2016-2017]

    Genia Rasmussen

    Biography

    Genia (Gina) Rasmussen is a professor of Business and Accounting at Trinidad State Jr. College, Valley Campus.  She earned both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees at Adam State University.  In this small rural community college, with a student to teacher ratio of 1 to 12, her influence is widespread as every business student is sure to have the privilege of working with her one on one. She relates well to every age, but is especially good at making the non-traditional student feel welcomed. Her relaxed accepting demeanor helps students to relax. No question is without warrant as far as she is concerned and her compassionate manner encourages participation. She is approachable, sincere, and discreet. Courses she currently teaches include Principles of Accounting I & II, Tax Help Colorado-Preparing Taxes and Tax Prep Practicum, Intro to Business, Business Communication & Report Writing, and Ethics & Values. 

    She continues a lengthy membership in National Business Educators Association (NBEA), Tax Help Colorado Coordinator since 2010, and served many years as Trinidad State Valley Campus Student Life Coordinator.   She is held in high esteem for her kind empathy, her availability to help, and her impeccable work ethic and integrity. 

    Genia and her husband look forward to hosting an exchange student from Denmark for the coming school year. He will be a sophomore in high school and speaks Danish, English, and German.  He has been learning Karate for four years and plans to participate in tournaments while in the United States. This experience that will provide an opportunity to learn more about another culture and languages. 

    Her hobbies include Zumba, sewing and quilting; but as wife, mother, and grandmother, she most readily relishes time and activities with her family.

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    Contact: Genia.Rasmussen@trinidadstate.edu

     

    Trinidad State Junior College

  • Assistant Professor, Business, Trinidad State Junior College [2017-2018]

    LiAnn Richardson

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    Contact: LiAnn.Richardson@trinidadstate.edu

     

    Trinidad State Junior College

  • Philosophy Instructor, Otero Junior College [2017-2018]

    MJ Romano

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    email: pastor@lajuntapres.org

     

    Otero Junior College

  • Faculty - Business and Microcomputer Applications, Otero Junior College [2016-2017]

    Robert Samaniego, MBA

    Biography

    Robert Samaniego is an instructor in Otero Junior College's Business Technologies Department.  Now in his 17th year as an instructor at OJC, he teaches Economics, Computer Information Systems, and Business courses. He also taught courses at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell before moving to OJC. Before finding his way into education, Samaniego worked in a variety of fields as a printer's assistant, an event manager/promoter, park ranger and as a hospital billing auditor. After he began a graduate degree in education, he quickly realized that he had no interest in becoming an administrator in the K-12 environment and quit the program after completing only a few courses. He later earned a Master of Business Administration degree at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

    Impact

    To be provided

    Resources

    Contact: robert.samaniego@ojc.edu

     

    Otero Junior College

  • Konrad Schlarbaum
    Biography

    Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, Pikes Peak Community College

    konrad.schlarbaum@ppcc.edu

  • Valerie Switzer
    Valerie Switzer
    Biography

    Valerie is the Director of Professional Development for Pueblo Community College, a position she has held for the past six years. She earned her Bachelors of Science and Business Administration from the University of Southern Colorado and her Master’s in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.  Valerie is passionate about ethics because of the impact that ethics has on a person’s life, the outcomes of organizations, and ultimately society. As a result, she enjoys researching this topic and sharing her expertise with others. She continues to be a life-long learner, applies her learnings, and shares her knowledge with others.

    Resources

    Pueblo Community College Wins Two-Year Undergraduate Track at UCCS Ethics Case Competition 

    valerie.switzer@pueblocc.edu

  • Associate Professor, Department: Business Administration, Fort Lewis College

    Kaori Takano

    Biography

    I have served as Ethics Champion for 4 years (2016-2020) and chaired the Teaching of Ethics Conference in 2017 and 2019 on the Fort Lewis College campus. My work was in the corporate world before joining academia. After earning a PhD in leadership, I began teaching international business and management. My research interests include business ethics, corporate social responsibility, cross-cultural management, public policy and public-private partnerships.

    Impact

    2017 Teaching of Ethics Conference Feedback

    Academic Year 2019-2020

    Hosted 2nd Teaching of Ethics Conference at Fort Lewis College. There were 29 abstract submissions with blind reviews, and almost one third were rejected and asked to revise.Thirty educators and five students attended this conference from the US and Brazil.

    Three students represented FLC in the Business Ethics Case Competition at UCCS, October 25, 2019

    BA314 Ethics and Social Responsibility – hybrid course: 20 students

    BA480 Modern World: Business Ethics – online course: 21 students

    In both classes, the DFEI principles are one of the ethical frameworks and students broaden their perspectives using the framework.

    Faculty Roundtables

    Integrating Ethics into Campus-wide Initiatives and a New Course Design

    Resources

    Contact: KTAKANO@fortlewis.edu

     

     

  • Professor, Biology, Trinidad State Junior College [2019-2020]
    Kevin Walker
    Biography

    Dr. Kevin Walker is a Biology instructor teaching anatomy and physiology to nurses and Associate of Sciences students many of who will become professional care givers. He provides a foundation for their careers. Additionally, he teaches Environmental Sciences courses that help students understand how they are a part of the environment. He enforces that as a part of the community, students have a responsibility to engage in all of the Daniels Fund Ethics Principles as they learn about the roles of human interactions and sustainability at multiple levels. He teaches that students are a contributing factor to solving local and global issues.

    Resources

    Kevin.Walker@trinidadstate.edu

  • Instructor, Biology, Trinidad State Junior College [2019-2020
    Biography

    Cliff Wiening is a Biology instructor. He serves in the college community teaching both non-majors and majors Biology students offering a number of courses including Botany, Zoology, Introductory Biology and General Biology. Wiening is also the Phi Thetta Kappa sponsor. PTK is an honor society composed of students who strive to provide service opportunities for the campus and surrounding community. With Wienings leadership, the program number has grown significantly providing students with leadership opportunities, scholarly experiences, and service skills that they will take into their future. During Wiening’s tenure, PTK is expanding beyond the two campuses and will soon offer programs that include enrolled students at a local prison. TSJC PTK has received a number of awards for their dedicated service. PTK students have attended regional, state, and national conferences.

    Resources

    Clifford.Wiening@trinidadstate.edu