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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 your department. There is an expectation that you will publish the research produced during your time as a Wicklander Fellow and that you will 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 their cover letter indicating that they understand and will 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 their proposed research project as it relates to applied or professional ethics, a letter from their chair or dean supporting the nomination, a cover letter (including the language mentioned above) and their CV.
Please send the documents to Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, DePaul University 1 E. Jackson, Suite 5000, 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.
Curtis C. Verschoor, CMA, CPA, is emeritus Ledger & Quill research professor, School of Accountancy and MIS from DePaul University. Verschoor is an honorary senior Wicklander research fellow in the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University. He also is 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.
John Schlichtman, PhD (Department of Sociology, LASS)
Dr. John Joe Schlichtman is an urban sociologist who is motivated by the potential of equitable, just, and productive community development. His research has focused on understanding the dynamics of macro-level processes such as globalization and gentrification: how stakeholders resist or exploit them, the decisions residents make in navigating them, and their influence on the urban landscape. This interplay relates to facets of community as diverse as housing, community development, policing practices, and education policy. In the book GENTRIFIER (2017) with Jason Patch and Marc Lamont Hill, Schlichtman works to develop a more nuanced and productive theorization of gentrification that can directly inform action and policy. He is also developing a global ethnography for the Globalization and Community Series at University of Minnesota Press. Professor Schlichtman’s research and perspectives have been discussed in such media outlets as Next City, CityLab, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the New Republic, and the Economist. He serves as a board member of the Research Committee 21 (RC21) for Urban and Regional Development. He has been a recipient of the PSA Praxis Award (2012) for impact on organizational institutions, community betterment, and human suffering, and was also named a Next City Vanguard (2016).
Wicklander Fellowship Project:
“The Role of Ethics in Decisions Relating to Gentrification”
Kathryn Grant, PhD (Department of Psychology, CSH)
PhD, University of Vermont, 1995
Major Areas of Interest
• Understanding the effects of stressful life experiences on young people
• Developing interventions that protect youth from negative stress effects
“Development of an Applied Ethics Research and Teaching Model in the Context of a University-Community Partnership (Cities Mentor Project)”
Through the kind support of Patricia Werhane and her supporters, the Institute for Business & Professional Ethics offers a generous scholarship to DePaul students in an effort to propel ethics education in future DePaul alumni business professionals. Details and application instructions forthcoming.