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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 theInstitute 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.
Rebecca Feinberg teaches health care policy, health care law and bioethics. Her research addresses issues in the field of women's health care. She began her career studying resource allocation in the developing world with a focus on preventive medicine for women of gestational age. Currently she has focused her efforts domestically on ethics and regulation in the field of assisted reproductive technology. In addition to presenting her work at multiple national conferences, she has represented DePaul as a Bioethics Fellow at Harvard Medical School and a visiting scholar at Yale University.
Wicklander Fellowship Project:"Out of the Freezer and into the Policy Fire: Ethical Quandaries in Gamete and Embryo Cryopreservation"
Michael Naas teaches courses in philosophy and comparative literature and conducts research in the areas of ancient Greek philosophy and contemporary French philosophy. His approach to the classics is informed by thinkers such as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Lyotard and Levinas. Naas has many published works and is co-editor of The Oxford Literary Review.
Wicklander Fellowship Project:"The Day the World Stopped Working: Jacques Derrida, Jeremy Rifkin, and the Future of Work"
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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.
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2018-19: Grace Baffoe, philosophy major (minor: hospitality leadership)
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.