“The purpose of the Institute for Ethics is to encourage discussion on campus, in businesses and in the community about how ethical decision-making can be the basis of both personal and professional success.”

Robert J. Rutland's generous support of Clemson’s Institute for Ethics reflects his long-standing commitment to promoting ethics in the workplace and the community. In 1934 Rutland’s grandfather founded Allied Holdings Inc., a company committed to treating people with respect. Rutland believes that this "human touch" approach underpins Allied’s solid, lasting relationships with customers and guides its focus on the safety and well-being of its employees. As chairman of Allied Holdings, Rutland helped pioneer the field of industrial chaplaincy. Rutland is very active in his church and community. He is a member and Deacon at First Baptist Church in Covington, Georgia. He is the director of Fidelity National Bank in Decatur and Georgians for Better Transportation. He is former chair of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and the Sam Jones Boy’s Club. He was a trustee of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and of Atlanta Youth for Christ. He was named the 1997 Executive of the Year by Georgia Securities and was a 2000 finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southeast.


  As a land-grant institution, Clemson University has shared a strong bond of trust with students, faculty, and the community for more than a century. Today, the university strives to strengthen that trust through the creation of the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics.

The programs and activities of the Rutland Institute are multidisciplinary and seek to benefit the campus and the community. Campus activities focus on students, faculty and staff. Community programs are designed to reach the entire community, with special attention directed to the business, education and professional sectors. The principal academic partner of the Rutland Institute is the Clemson University Department of Philosophy & Religion.




ACROSS THE CAMPUS
Students:
• Incorporating ethical values in careers and personal lives.
• Enhancing an understanding of ethical conduct.
Faculty:
• Integrating ethical and value-based analysis into teaching.
• Identifying ethical dimensions in fields of expertise.
• Employing tools of ethical theory in research.
Staff:
• Providing ethics training to deal with work issues.
• Providing forums for discussion of ethical issues at work.
 

ACROSS THE COMMUNITY
Schools:
• Tailoring ethics programs for K-12 education in South Carolina.
• Facilitating the integration of ethics in public school curricula.
Business:
• Providing training and other ethics-related services.
• Creating customized programs in practical and professional ethics.
• Providing confidential consulting services.
• Coordinating collaborative forums, panels, workshops.
• Sharing the Rutland “toolbox approach” to ethical decision-making.

Public:
• Providing venues for public discussions of ethical issues.
• Promoting the ethical dimension of public service .



Dr. Daniel E. Wueste Director
  Daniel E. Wueste is director of the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics and professor of philosophy at Clemson University.  He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. His primary research interests are in legal philosophy and practical and professional ethics. 
 
Wueste’s work has appeared in various journals including Cornell Law ReviewHarvard Journal of Law and Public PolicyThe Canadian Journal of Law and JurisprudenceTeaching EthicsProfessional 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 inThe Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, and the editor of Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility (Rowman and Littlefield, 1994).
 
He is a Senior Fellow and ex officio member of the Advisory Council 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 of the editorial board of theInternational Journal for Educational Integrity, the journal of the Asia Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity.  Wueste completed two terms as president of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum and now serves on its executive committee. He is currently serving a four-year term on the 
executive board of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
Linda M. Gallicchio Associate Director for Business Outreach
  Linda M. Gallicchio joined the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University in Fall 2007 as associate director for business outreach. In this new position Gallicchio’s initial focus was to build relationships and collaborations with businesses, the professions, chambers of commerce, civic organizations, school districts and government. She coordinated several multidisciplinary teams at Clemson that partnered across the above groups on projects and programs reaching as many as possible with lessons/messages/discussions about ethics, critical thinking and effective decision making. She also capitalizes on attracting speakers to campus and creating opportunities to bring those same speakers out to the communities. Gallicchio’s current imperative is to grow the Rutland Ethics Alliance as a membership arm of the institute, bringing in contributions to fund programs, events and operations.

Gallicchio received her MBA, with distinction, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has more than 22 years of experience in managerial and executive roles across a variety of industries and at another land-grant university.

Dr. Teddi Fishman Director, ICAI; Rutland Institute Fellow
  Teddi Fishman serves as Director of the International Center for Academic Integrity, a center housed within the Rutland Institute for Ethics. She earned M. A. degrees in both Professional Communication and English from Clemson University in 1995 and 1996 respectively before completing a Ph.D. Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University in 2002.

Teddi’s research is interdisciplinary and addresses such diverse topics as the rhetoric of police writing, identity in online environments, and the teaching of multi-media literacy. She has taught a similarly varied range of courses including Classical Rhetoric, Science, Technology, and Society, and Digital Publishing. Her research has been published in a number of edited collections as well as in online and print journals including Kairos and The Journal of Managerial Accounting. One of the core beliefs that unites her eclectic and seemingly disparate collection of professional endeavors and achievements is the belief that personal and systemic integrity in education, communication, and media are essential for the maintenance of a successful, sustainable, and just society. .

Dr. Kelly C. Smith C. Calhoun Lemon Fellow
  Kelly C. Smith is an associate professor of philosophy. He received his M.S. in zoology (genetics) from Duke University in 1992, followed by his Ph.D. in philosophy, also from Duke, in 1994. Since then he has pursued research on a number of interdisciplinary topics including the concept of disease in medicine, the relationship between religious faith and scientific reasoning, ethical issues surrounding the search for life on other planets, and the ethical implications of new genetic technologies. His work has been published in numerous professional journals including The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, Biology and Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and The Journal of the American Medical Association. He has taught a variety of courses ranging from Business Ethics to Evolution to Statistics. He is committed to the idea that the humanities and the sciences have something interesting to say to each other.
Dr. Stephen Satris C. Calhoun Lemon Fellow
  Steven Satris is an associate professor of philosophy. Satris joined Clemson in 1986. He did his graduate work in philosophy at the University of Hawaii (M.A., 1971) and Cambridge University, Cambridge, England (Ph.D., 1984). He designed and teaches a course at Clemson on ethics in architecture. He teaches Introduction to Ethics, Moral Philosophy, and Ancient Philosophy on a regular basis.. His books include Ethical Emotivism (Nijhoff, 1987) and Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Moral Issues, 9th edition (Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, 2004) -- a text widely used at colleges and universities throughout the United States. His work has appeared in numerous journals including the Journal of the History of Ideas, Teaching Philosophy, Ethics, Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, Choice, Philosophy Today and the Journal of Value Inquiry.
Dr. Charles Starkey Rutland Institute Fellow
  Charles Starkey is an associate professor who joined the Department in 2003, having previously taught at Washington University in St. Louis and Iowa State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His primary research interests are in value theory and moral psychology, and his current research examines the nature of moral experience and its relation to perception and cognition. Such research includes the relevance of emotion to moral agency and moral character. In addressing these issues, draws upon of traditional ethical theory, the philosophy of mind, and empirical psychological research. His ancillary interests include the history of philosophy, ethical issues arising from technologies, and the nature and value of autonomy -- particularly the role it plays in professional ethics and current ethical issues. In the 2012-2013 academic year Starkey is developing a book manuscript on emotion, character and value made possible by a research grant by the John Templeton Foundation and The Character Project at Wake Forest University.
Dr. Stuart R. Sprague Special Projects Fellow
  Dr. Sprague is a Medical University of South Carolina AHEC Associate Professor (Anderson), teaching at the AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency program in Anderson, SC. He is also GHS Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and a Core Faculty member at the Center for Bioethics at USC. His work focuses on teaching behavioral medicine, medical ethics, humanities, communication skills, and an elective clerkship/rotation on Religion and Medicine. He received the Ph.D. (Philosophy of Religion) degree at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. At AnMed Health, and as a consultant at the Greenville Hospital System and in other facilities in South Carolina, he prepares ethics committees, educates clinical staff, and consults on difficult cases. He serves as a consultant to the Medical Ethics Committee of the South Carolina Medical Association and as the convener of the South Carolina Healthcare Ethics Network. Dr. Sprague is also a Faculty Member in the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.
Dr. Julia Frugoli Rutland Institute Fellow
  Julia Frugoli is a professor in the department of Genetics, Biochemistry and Life Science Studies. She received her PhD in Biological Sciences from Dartmouth College, followed by postdoctoral research in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at Texas A&M University. She came to Clemson in 2000. Along the way, she developed an interest in research ethics through an NSF-funded program called the Graduate Research Ethics Education Workshop. While pursuing research on the molecular genetic basis of a symbiotic interaction between bacteria and plants and teaching an undergraduate Genetics course, she has also participated in Research Ethics Workshops and Rutland Center panel discussions. Her publications range from articles in Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, Genome, and Genetics to Science and Engineering Ethics.
David B. Jones Administrative Assistant
  David "Brad" Jones began his work with the Rutland Institute in March of 2002. The then "Center for Ethics" was still in it's early stages at that time.

A graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Philosophy and communications; Brad decided to suspend his law school plans to come and work with the Institute.

Brad not only sees to the day-to-day needs of the institute, he also handles the event planning and maintains the insitute's website.
Aaron Monson Administrative Assistant, ICAI
  Aaron Monson received his bachelor's degree in History from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota in 2006. He studied Public History with a concentration in museums and museum exhibition development at Arizona State University, where he earned his MA in 2009. After brief stints at the Arizona Historical Society Museum in Tempe, Arizona, and as the Oral Historian for the US Army Museum of the Noncomissioned Officer at Fort Bliss, Texas, Aaron found himself at Clemson University managing the day-to-day needs of ICAI's vast and diverse membership. A published author and specialist in relationship building, Aaron's primary roles are to help increase ICAI's international presence as well as to draft ICAI's 20th anniversary history for 2012.