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Disability Studies
Engineering Ethics
Teaching Ethics

Ethical Deliberation
Ethics Resources Online (provided by and used with the permission of Vanderbilt University's Center for Ethics, which closed on December 31, 2008)


Disability Studies: Exploring the Full Range of Human Life, by Michael Bérubé, Paterno Family Liberal Arts Professor in Literature (.pdf format)

Ethics in Engineering, a message from Dean David Wormley, College of Engineering

Ethics Matters (Living an Ethical Life), by Nancy Tuana, Director of the Rock Ethics Institute (.pdf format)

Is Ethics Important to Engineers? by Andy Lau, Chair of the College of Engineering Task Force on Ethical, Global, and Societal Aspects of Engineering (.pdf format)

Moral Literacy, by Nancy Tuana, Director of the Rock Ethics Institute (Research/Penn State Magazine, May 2003)

New Expectations for Democratic Educational Leadership in a Global Community, by Paul Begley, professor of education and head of the University Council for Educational Administration's Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics (.pdf format)

Rock Ethics Institute Related Publications

Brockopp, Jonathan E., and Thomas Eich, eds. Muslim Medical Ethics: From Theory to Practice. University of South Carolina Press, 2008.
~ from Islam and Bioethics: concerns, challenges and responses, March 2006 conference

Sullivan, Shannon, and Dennis Schmidt, eds. Difficulties of Ethical Life.. Fordham University Press, 2008.
~ from Difficulties of Ethical Life, April 2005 conference

Sullivan, Shannon, and Nancy Tuana, eds. Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance. SUNY Press, 2007.
~ from Ethics and Epistemologies of Ignorance, March 2004 conference


Many of the Rock Ethics Institute lectures on ethics have been recorded and are available for educational purposes. Lectures that are accessible online will be notated on the events calendars, and video-taped lectures are listed below. Contact the Rock Ethics Institute to borrow copies of these tapes.


Joan Callahan
Anita Silvers
Rosemarie Tong
Carolyn Zahn-Waxler

Breaking the Silence

Robert Bernasconi
Barbara J. Fields
Cary Fraser
Winston James
Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr.

Disability Studies

Michael Bérubé
Eli Clare
Eva Feder Kittay
Simi Linton
Janet Lyon
Susan Schweik
Anita Silvers
Susan Squier

Enviromental Ethics

Robert Frodeman
Susanna B. Hecht
Wes Jackson

Ethics and Social Policy

Nancy Fraser
Ethics and War
Jerry Holmes

Sports Ethics

Joe Paterno
Maxine Sheets-Johnstone