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The Wicklander Fellowship is awarded annually to 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 and management. We accept applications from faculty in any department at DePaul.
The fellowship pays the awardee a $5,000 stipend paid during the course of the academic year, a $2,000 summer stipend and a professional development fund of $5,000 to cover travel, supplies, etc. that can be used during a two-year period. When possible, faculty are given a one-course teaching reduction during the year of the fellowship, which is up to the discretion of the awardee's department. There is an expectation that the awardee will publish the research produced during the fellowship and submit the published work to IBPE once the article, book, book chapter, etc. has been sent out for publication. All applicants must include a line in the cover letter indicating confirmation to fulfill this publishing expectation.
Faculty receiving the award are expected to give the annual Wicklander lecture, usually scheduled in late May/early June.
Interested faculty should prepare a one- to three-page description of the proposed research project as it relates to applied or professional ethics, a letter from the chair or dean supporting the applicant's nomination, a cover letter (including the language mentioned above) and a CV.
Send the required documents to the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, DePaul University 1 E. Jackson, Chicago IL 60604 or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further questions contact Summer Brown at (312) 362-8786 or by email at email@example.com.
The late Curtis C. Verschoor, CMA, CPA, is an honorary senior Wicklander research fellow in the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University. He was also a research scholar in the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University, and Chair-Emeritus of the Institute of Management Accountants' Committee on Ethics. Verschoor wrote the article, "Do the Right Thing: IMA Updates Ethics Guidance," in the July 2017 issue of Strategic Finance magazine.
In October 2017, the Institute of Management Accountants, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, released Verschoor's book, “Curt Verschoor On Ethics – Timely Columns from Strategic Finance Magazine.” The book provides management accounting and finance professionals with real-world, proven insights on key business ethics topics and serves as a guide to improve professional judgment, model ethical behavior, and assist with ensuring integrity and ethical decision making in business.
Lemmon researches employee and employer promises and workplace engagement. She is particularly interested in the intersection between work-life balance and employee engagement and has published her work in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management and Organizational Dynamics.
Her awards and grants include the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for best work-family research and the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation Dissertation Grant.
Wicklander Fellowship Project:"Weight-based Stigma at Work"
Mello joined the faculty at DePaul University in 2013. His teaching and scholarship are focused on the intersection of law and society. He explores questions, such as how social movement activists use the law, how legal symbols and discourse shape our sense of identity, and how the “law-on-the books” differs from the “law-in-action.” Mello teaches a number of courses on law and American politics and also serves as a pre-law advisor for the department.
Mello's research interests include the study of legal mobilization, legal culture and conservative political thought and ideology. His dissertation on conservative opposition to same-sex marriage was awarded the George F. Cole dissertation fellowship for outstanding dissertation in the field of public law. He has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Law and Social Inquiry, Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, and Judicature.
Wicklander Fellowship Project:"Pot for Profit: In Search of a Recipe for Responsible Reform"
Professor Patricia H. Werhane is a world-renowned business ethicist and former Wicklander Chair of Business Ethics and managing director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University, as well as Ruffin Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia. She has been a Rockefeller Fellow at Dartmouth College and visiting professor at Cambridge University. Werhane has published numerous articles and is the author or editor of more than 25 books, including "Adam Smith and his Legacy for Modern Capitalism" and "Moral Imagination and Management Decision-Making," both published by Oxford University Press; "Women in Business," with Posig, Gundry, Powell and Ofstein; and "Profitable Partnerships for Poverty Alleviation," with L. Hartman, D. Moberg and S. Kelley.
Werhane is the founder and former editor-in-chief of Business Ethics Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Business Ethics; former president of the International Society for Business, Economics and Ethics, and is an academic advisor to the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics. She is currently the co-producer of a documentary television series, “Big Questions,” which explores global projects for poverty alleviation, social enterprise and education.