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The Rock Ethics Institute

The Rock Ethics Institute promotes engaged ethics research and ethical leadership from its home in Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts.
by David Price Mar 24, 2020


The Rock Ethics Institute (REI) promotes engaged ethics research and ethical leadership from its home in Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts.

A world leader in cultivating collaborative approaches to emerging ethical challenges that span traditional fields, the REI regularly collaborates with national and international organizations, as well as other institutes and centers at Penn State and local community partners.

Our Core Faculty are the heart of the Institute's research, teaching, and outreach efforts. The REI's Core Faculty hold joint appointments in the Institute and in colleges throughout Penn State, where they teach ethics-related courses and lead ethical literacy efforts.

Our Core Faculty hold co-appointments in Penn State Law, the School of International Affairs, and the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Communications, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, Health and Human Development, Information Sciences and Technology, and the Liberal Arts.

Affiliate Faculty, also drawn from across the University, actively support the mission of the Rock Ethics Institute by participating in our research initiatives, teaching ethics-related courses, mentoring students and colleagues, guiding our strategic planning, and engaging in campus and community outreach on issues of ethics and justice.