Professor of Philosophy; Director of the Rutland Institute for Ethics
Office: 242 Hardin
Ph.D., Washington University-St. Louis; M.A. in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Wueste did his graduate work in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (M.A., 1979) and Washington University in St. Louis (Ph.D., 1985). His research and writing focus on issues in three areas: legal philosophy, social and political philosophy, and professional ethics. Wueste has a special interest in what ethicists can learn from legal philosophers and vice versa. His work has appeared in various journals including Cornell Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Teaching Ethics, and Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. He is the author of the chapter on professional ethics in The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, 2nd edition, the chapter on biomedical ethics in the Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, and the editor of Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility (Rowman and Littlefield, 1994). Wueste is a Senior Fellow of the International Center for Academic Integrity, formerly at Duke University, which now resides in the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University, and a Member/Researcher, with the Institute of Human Values in Health Care, Medical University of South Carolina. Wueste completed his second term as president of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum in December 2012. He now serves on SEAC’s Executive Committee. He was recently elected to the Executive Board of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics for a four-year term that began July 1, 2013.