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New Fellows Named For Spring '17 Institute for Ethics in Public Life

The Institute for Ethics in Public Life will host two new fellows for the spring 2017 semester: Dr. Isabel Arredondo, professor in the modern languages and cultures department; and Dr. Maureen Squires, education professor from the School of Education, Health and Human Services.

According to Dr. Jonathan Slater, director of the institute and associate professor and chair of the journalism and public relations department, Arredondo plans to develop curriculum in her field that examines the ways changes in ethical and civic engagement at the global level affect citizens on both personal and local levels. She will be exploring the uses of film, art and literature to expose students to concepts of ethics and moral problem-solving. 

Squires plans to investigate the perceptions of college students with disabilities. According to Slater, she will incorporate the results of this investigation into the teacher education curriculum in a way that better addresses the apprehension of disability as an issue of social justice and moral competence.

The Institute for Ethics in Public Life was established at SUNY Plattsburgh in 1999 by Dr. Thomas Moran, former provost and vice president for academics and recently retired institute director. It provides fellowships to faculty for release time from two courses and a private office in the suite of offices in Hawkins Hall. During the residency, fellows spend their time developing ways to integrate ethics and civic responsibility into their teaching.

For more information on the institute, its programs, initiatives or fellowships, contact Slater at [email protected] or 518-564-3018. 

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