Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Hackworth Research Grant Winners, Spring 2005

Faculty

Aleksandar Zecevic, SCU Professor of Electrical Engineering, $5,000 as a summer stipend to support work on a project called, “Science and Theological Ethics: An Engineering Perspective on Religion.” The project is intended as both a unit in a new course on engineering ethics taught by Professor Zecevic as well as a chapter in a book he is writing related to the course.

Meir Statman
, Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance at SCU, $5,000 as a summer stipend for a project called, “Fair Trading in Financial Markets Around the World.” The project is a a study of perceptions by students and investment professionals of the rules of fairness in key financial markets throughout the world.

Students

Brigid Quigley and Kelsey Whittier, both SCU '06, $2,000 each to support travel and research on the ethical choices that influence the delivery of health care in India. Brigid and Kelsey traveled to Mumbai this summer to meet with patients, nurses, doctors, and public health workers. They will write their senior theses on this subject under the direction of Ethics Center scholar and SCU Philosophy Professor Lawrence Nelson.

Allison Fletcher, a student at the SCU School of Law, up to $1,000 to cover expenses for research related to a paper called, “To Criminalize or to Legalize: The Ethical Dilemma of Dealing with the Health Consequences of Prostitution.” Allison will be working on the paper with Professor Stephanie Wildman of the SCU School of Law.