Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Elizabeth Brinkman Day



Assistant Director of School Programs



Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053



(408) 551-6040













Elizabeth B. Day has a joint appointment in the Santa Clara University School of Education and the Ethics Center. As assistant director of school programs in character education, Day trains teachers, counselors, and administrators in Character-Based Literacy, which integrates ethics into the language arts curriculum. In addition, Day gives presentations for parents on "Raising the Ethical Child." She also serves as an adviser for students working toward a master's degree in education with an emphasis in character education or middle level pedagogy.

Day received her B.A. in honors English literature and education from University of Colorado-Boulder and taught at the middle level for several years. During that time she pursued her M.A. in curriculum and instruction with a dual emphasis in moral courage and experiential education. She was highly involved in service learning and literacy projects in Colorado.

She completed her Ph.D. from the University of WI-Madison in curriculum and instruction and educational policy. Her research interests include character education, the construction of identity, teacher education reform, and multicultural social reconstructionism.