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Wicklander Fellowship

The Institute for Business and Professional Ethics is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Wicklander Fellowship.

The Wicklander Fellowship is awarded annually to one or two full-time DePaul faculty members who demonstrate an interest in applied or professional ethics as these topics relate to his or her particular field of research. Past fellows have included faculty from accountancy, law, management, philosophy, religious studies, political science, communication, management, MPS and SNL.

The fellowship pays the awardee a $5,000 stipend paid over the course of the academic year for which the fellowship is awarded, a $2,000 summer stipend and a professional development fund of $5,000 to cover travel, supplies, etc. The latter fund may be used over a two-year period.  Faculty may receive a one-course teaching reduction for the year of the award if the dean approves this one-time release if and when the awardee’s departmental chair requests the course release on behalf of the awardee.  The awardee must directly approach his/her chair if a release is desired.Faculty receiving the award are expected to give the annual Wicklander lecture, usually scheduled in the spring.

Interested faculty should prepare a 1-3 page description of their proposed research project as it relates to applied or professional ethics, a letter from their chair or dean supporting the nomination, and their CV.

Please send the documents to the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, DePaul University, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 5000, Chicago IL 60604 or electronically to Deadline for submissions is May 20, 2016. For further questions contact Summer Brown at (312) 362-8786 or by email at

Current Wicklander Fellows

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson is a member of the SNL Resident Faculty and a Wicklander Fellow. His research interests include biomedical ethics.

Richard Farkus

Professor Farkas has been teaching at DePaul for over 40 years. He holds an honorary degree from Corvinus University and has lectured in Russia, Poland, Hungary and Croatia. His research compares strategies for political and economic development in post-Communist and post-conflict countries. Professor Farkas has consulted for some of the largest corporations in the U.S. and has appeared frequently on U.S. and international media.

Previous recipients of the Wicklander Fellowship include:

  • Jonathan Gross, "Bringing Poetry into the Public Schools: The 'Don Juan' Project and 'The Harlem Renaissance Remembered'" (2014-2015)
  • Yuki Miyamoto, "Neither Victims nor Executioners: Environmental Disaster and Citizens’ Responsibilities" (2014-2015)
  • Michael Mezey, "Congressional Ethics" (2013-14)
  • Bruce Newman, "The Mass Marketing of Politicians in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Campaign: Some Ethical Considerations" (2012-13)
  • Arieahn Matamanosa-Bennett, "Ethics and Animal Assisted Therapies: Putting the Horse Before Descartes (2012-13)
  • Leah Bryant, "Beginning in Families and Continuing in the Classroom: Students' Perceptions of (Un)Ethical Academic Work" (2011-12)
  • Andrea Lyon, "The Influence of the Media in High-Profile Death Penalty Trial" (2010-2011)
  • Scott Erlinder, "Ethics in Action: Media Ethics" (2010-2011)
  • Bel Needles, "A Conceptual Framework of Ethical Financial Reporting" (2010-2011)
  • Susan Bandes, "Emotion and the Law" (2009-2010)
  • Tom Muscarello, "Bioethics: Impact of Massive Data Repositories on Informed Consent in Genomic Studies" (2009-2010)
  • Scott Paeth, "War and Moral Discernment" (2008-2009)
  • Kathy Dhonda, "The Market for Carbon Offsets: Being Green or Paying to Pollute?" (2008-2009)
  • Jason Hill, "Toward a Cosmopolitan Business Ethics" (2007-2008)
  • Kelly Pope, "The Effect of Anonymous Reporting Channels and Incentive-Suggestion Programs on Intentions to Whistle-Blow" (2007-2008)
  • Patrick Murphy, "Social Entrepreneurship" (2006-2007)
  • Helen LeVan, "Disciplining Employees for Free Speech, Whistle Blowing, and Political Activities" (2005-2006)
  • Robert Rubin, "Antecedents and Outcomes of Ethical Leader Behavior"(2004-2005)

HSBC Scholarship

Through the kind support of HSBC-North America, the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics was able to offer a generous scholarship to DePaul students in an effort to propel ethics education in future DePaul alumni business professionals for nine years.

The HSBC-North America Business Ethics Scholarship Program provided $90,000 of funding to 23 students, concluding with its final scholars in the 2014-2015 academic year, Marina Ottolino and Karina Alvarez. Congratulations again to all those who were awarded.​