Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Director of Campus Ethics Programs

David DeCosse

ddecosse@scu.edu
408-554-5715

David DeCosse brings a background in publishing, teaching, and ethics scholarship to his role as director of campus ethics programs. Formerly the newsroom manager of Ascribe Newswire, DeCosse began his career as a reporter in New York state.

He also worked at Doubleday Books, where he edited But Was It Just? Reflections on the Morality of the Persian Gulf War and Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children by Jason Berry. DeCosse has taught in the SCU Religious Studies Department since 1999.

As director of campus ethics programs, he coordinates all of the Center's programs for faculty, staff and students, including Ethics at Noon, the Regan Lectures, and the Hackworth fellowships. DeCosse is also an adjunct associate professor of religious studies at SCU.

A graduate of Harvard University in English and American Literature, DeCosse has a master's in journalism from Columbia University, a master's in theology from Fordham University, and a doctorate in theological ethics from Boston College-Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)