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Ethics/Ethical Studies


Annie Butler

Department: Human Services

Title: Chair and Professor, Director of the Center for High Risk Youth Studies

Expertise: Ethics, LGBTQ issues, High-risk adolescents and youth, Gang issues, Gang culture, Gang indoctrination, Transition from gang life, Addictions and recovery, Drugs and school districts, Underage drinking, Addictions (Substance abuse and behavioral addictions such as gambling and sex), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (a trauma therapy), Grief, Domestic violence, Dating violence, Multicultural

Butler, Annie

Adam Graves

Department: Philosophy

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Ethics, Philosophy of religion, History of philosophy, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology

Samuel Jay

Department: Communication Arts and Sciences

Title: Assistant Professor

Expertise: Rhetoric and digital media: influence and persuasion in sports, politics and economics, especially the role of emotion and digital media in influencing and persuading

Elizabeth Kleinfeld

Department: English

Title: Professor

Expertise: Writing, Professional writing, Plagiarism and source use, Satire and parody, New media, Multigenre and multimodal composition, Universal Design for Learning

Vijay Mascarenhas

Department: Philosophy

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Philosophy of mind and consciousness, Ethics, Just War theory

Elizabeth McVicker

Department: Management

Title: Professor

Expertise: Water issues in the State of Colorado, Corporate social responsibility, Business ethics

William B. Mesa

Department: Accounting

Title: Assistant Professor

Expertise: Accounting and data analytics, Integrating strategic action and predictive accounting information, Data analytics impacts on accounting judgement, ethics and professional skepticism

Mesa, William

Alexandre Padilla

Department: Economics

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Securities and business law and regulation, Insider trading, Business economics, Stock exchanges, Securities and regulation, Economic analysis of political decisions, Economic analysis of campaign contributions, Business ethics, Economics of immigration, Economic analysis of foreign policy

Randyl (Randi) Smith

Department: Psychology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Mental disorders, Domestic violence, Professional ethics in mental health, Child abuse/neglect, Service-learning, Marital/couples communication, Psychological assessment, Homelessness and mental health, Ethics (especially for mental health professionals), Mental health treatment, Supervision of mental health providers, Whistleblowing, Colleague assistance

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