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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, philosophy, religious studies, political science, communication and management, among others. We accept applications from faculty in any department at DePaul.
The Wicklander Fellowship gives awardees 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 the Institute for Business & Professional Ethics once the article, book, book chapter, etc., has been sent out for publication. All applicants must include a line in the cover letter that confirms their understanding 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 nomination, a cover letter (including the language mentioned above) and a CV.
Send the required documents to Summer Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further questions contact Summer Brown at (312) 362-8786 or by email.
Professor Gerstenblith, J.D., PhD, is a Distinguished Research Professor in the College of Law, the Director of the Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law, and Co-Director for the Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts. She is also the author of several published books and articles.
Wicklander Fellowship Project:
Professor Gerstenblith will focus her Wicklander project on the codes of ethics and other guidelines for professional conduct that pertain to archaeological artifacts among art market participants, including museums, dealers and auction houses, academics, and other professionals. It is recognized, says Gerstenblith, that the looting of archaeological sites (that is, the unscientific removal of artifacts from their stratigraphic context) destroys much of the information that could be recovered and thereby hinders the ability to reconstruct and understand the past. In addition to depriving a country and communities of their cultural heritage, this looting imposes a negative externality on society through this loss of knowledge.
Heather Snyder Quinn is an assistant professor, Design, in the College of Computing and Digital Media, School of Design, and her body of work challenges technocratic power and employs augmented reality (AR) as a speculative tool for understanding the implications of our privacy in the virtual space, specifically interpretations of free speech and property rights.
Wicklander Fellowship Project:"Legally trespassing: Using speculative design to imagine the future implications of the metaverse”
Through the generous gifts from Professor Patricia H. Werhane and many of her colleagues, the Patricia H. Werhane Business Ethics Scholarship awards an annual scholarship of approximately $2,400 to a junior or senior DePaul University student.
This student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must also either be an undergraduate student with a business major (any discipline in the Driehaus College of Business) and a philosophy minor, OR a philosophy major and business minor. We hope to provide this award to well-rounded and engaged students. To apply, visit the Academic Works website depaul.academicworks.com.
If you have any questions, email Summer Brown at email@example.com.
2018-19: Grace Baffoe, Philosophy Major (Minor: Hospitality Leadership)2019-20: Riley O'Neil, Finance Major (Minor: Philosophy)
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.
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.