Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics
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Daniel E. Wueste

Dr. Daniel E. Wueste


Daniel E. Wueste is Director of the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University in South Carolina.  He 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 first article pursuing this interest, "The Realist's Challenge in Professional Ethics: Taking Some Cues From Legal Philosophy," was published in the journal Professional Ethics.   

Wueste has conducted workshops and seminars on practical and professional ethics, academic integrity, and ethics across the curriculum on many college campuses including  a workshop, “Ethics in Academia,” at the University of Kuwait in May 2006.  He was the keynote speaker at the Conference on Institutional Integrity at the Rochester Institute of Technology in April 2005. His address,“We Need to Talk about Institutional Integrity, is forthcoming (summer 2011) in The Hale Series, published by the Hale Chair in Applied Ethics, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Wueste’s 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 President of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Academic Integrity when it was an independent non-profit organization.  CAI, formerly at Duke University, is now part of the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University.


Linda M. Gallicchio

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. Gallicchio’s focus is to build relationships and collaborations with businesses, the professions, chambers of commerce, civic organizations, school districts and government. She is working to coordinate multidisciplinary teams at Clemson that will partner across the above groups on projects and programs to reach as many as possible with lessons/messages/discussions about ethics, critical thinking and effective decision making. She will also capitalize on attracting speakers to campus and creating opportunities to bring those same speakers out to the communities.

Gallicchio received her MBA, with distinction, (form) 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.


Teddi Fishman

Dr. Teddi Fishman

Rutland Institute Fellow

Director, Center for Academic Integrity

Teddi Fishman serves as Director of the 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. 



Kelly C. Smith

Dr. Kelly C. Smith

C. Calhoun Lemon Fellow

Kelly C. Smith is 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.



Stephen Satris

Dr. Stephen Satris

C. Calhoun Lemon Fellow

Stephen Satris is 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.



Charles Starkey

Dr. Charles Starkey

Rutland Institute Fellow

Charles Starkey 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 in 2001.  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.  Recent presentations at national conferences include "On the Scope of Moral Perception" and "Emotion and the Persistence of Character Traits."




Julia Frugoli

Dr. Julia Frugoli

Rutland Institute Fellow

Julia A. Frugoli is an assistant 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

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.





The Rutland Institute for Ethics has two groups of advisers dedicated to supporting its commitment to ethics across the campus and the community.

The Advisory Board provides guidance in the development of program offerings and helps the Institute fulfill its mission by establishing connections off campus. This committee includes leaders from businesses, professions and higher education.

Advisory Board

The Academic Advisory Panel includes representatives from the University's five colleges, Graduate School, library, central administration, Student Affairs and the Office of Distance and Continuing Education.

Advisory Panel