School of Nursing


Hugh Spitler

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 in a special issue of Business and Professional Ethics, guest edited by Wade Robison, Ezra A. 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.