10th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum: “The Ethics of the Family”

Thursday, November 13: 1:00-5:00 pm : Pre-conference Workshop on “Ethics in Social Work” directed by Dr. Wade Robison

Conference Program

Friday, November 14th

8:05-8:35: Chesapeake Room 1: Welcome to the conference: Brief remarks by the President and/or conference organizers.

Concurrent Sessions 1: 8:45-10:15

Session 1A: Chesapeake Room 1: Chair: Dr. Natalia Starostina (Young Harris College)

Dr. Suck Choi (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University): “Confucian Ethics of the Family: Only for the Confucian Family?”

Dr. Charles Zola (Department of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University): “Filial Responsibility for Aging Parents”

Session 1B : Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. James Ponzetti (Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia)

Dr. Stephen Satris (Department of Philosophy and Religion, Clemson University): “Transracial Adoption”

Dr. Raquel Delevi (Department of Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University): “The Importance of Cultural Competency in Training Marriage and Family Therapists and Family Service Providers”

Session 1C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Aine Donovan (Executive Director, Ethics Institute, Dartmouth College)

Dr. Ernani Magalhaes (Department of Philosophy, West Virginia University): “Ho Ho Hoax: Santa Claus and Parental Deception”

Dr. Steven Weiss (Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Augusta State University): “Superkid or Frankenchild: Ethical Issues in Chemically Enhancing the Next Generation”

Concurrent Sessions 2: 10:30-12:00

Session 2A: Chesapeake Room 1: Panel Presentation: “Families, Values, and Faculty Experiments with Ethics Across the Curriculum”

Panel Participants:

Dr. Anastasia Pease (Program Director, Ethics Across the Curriculum, Union College)

Dr. Robert Baker (Department of Philosophy, Union College)

Dr. Kelly Black (Department of Mathematics, Union College)

Dr. Lewis Davis (Department of Economics, Union College)

Dr. Harold Fried (Department of Economics, Union College)

Dr. Ashraf Ghaly (Department of Engineering, Union College)

Session 2B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Adam Potthast (Department of Arts, Languages, and Philosophy, Missouri University of Science and Technology)

Dr. Bahaa Darwish (Philosophy Program, Department of Humanities, Qatar University): “Rethinking Utilitarianism”

Dr. Kevin Sullivan (Department of Philosophy, Mercyhurst College): Vaclav Havel and the Ethical Ground of Politics”

Session 2C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Suck Choi (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University)

Dr. Richard Wilson (Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland Baltimore County): “Artificial Reproductive Technologies and the Family”

Dr. Elizabeth Meade (Department of Philosophy, Cedar Crest College): “Choice’s Challenge: Feminist Ethics and Reproductive Technology”

Lunch

Concurrent Sessions 3: 1:45 - 3:15:

Session 3A: Chesapeake Room 1: Chair: Dr. Raquel Delevi (Department of Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University)

Diane Williamson (Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University): “Emotional Intelligence and Familial Relationships”

Dr. Deborah Mower (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Youngstown State University): “The DIT, Sentimentalism, and Moral Judgment”

Session 3B:  Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Jeanne Sokolec (School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago)

Dr. Wade Robison (Ezra A. Hale Professor of Applied Ethics, Rochester Institute of Technology): “In the Moral Zone”

Dr. Elaine Englehardt (Department of Philosophy, Program Coordinator, Ethics Across the Curriculum, Utah Valley State College): “Public Relations Advocacy and Ethics”

Session 3C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Beth Dixon (Department of Philosophy, SUNY, Plattsburgh)

Dr. Mark Strasser (Trustees Professor of Law, Capital University Law School): Marriage, Parenting, and Sexual Orientation”

Dr. Aine Donovan (Executive Director, Ethics Institute, Dartmouth College): “The Emergence of Gay Marriage and Free Speech”

Concurrent Session 4: 3:30-5:00:

Session 4A: Chesapeake Room 1: Chair: Dr. Kristen Hine (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University)

Hallie Liberto (Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison): “The Vulnerability of Men in Open Marriages”

Angela Campbell, J.D. (Faculty of Law, McGill University): “Revisiting Law’s Approach to Polygamy: Pluralist Accounts”

Session 4B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Douglas Chismar (Liberal Arts Program Director, Ringling College of Art and Design)

Dr. Joseph Petrick (Department of Management, Wright State University): “Conventional Families and the Moral Hazard of Imposed Intergenerational Risk Shifting” (Co-Authored with Daniel Furman)

Dr. Ashraf Ghaly (Department of Engineering, Union College): “The Collision between Cultural Norms and Engineering Ethics in the Age of Globalization”

Session 4C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Bahaa Darwish (Philosophy Program, Department of Humanities, Qatar University)

Dr. Yvette Pearson (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Co-Director, Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, Old Dominion University): “Making Parents: Conventions, Intentions, and Biological Connections”

Dr. Lisa Newton (Department of Philosophy, Fairfield University): “Family, Clan, Tribe, Corruption: Insights from the International Aid Workers”

Saturday, November 15th

Concurrent Sessions 5: 8:45-10:15

Session 5A: Chesapeake Room 1: Chair: Dr. Wolfgang Fuchs (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University)

Paul Newhouse, J.D. (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University): “Conflicting Ethical Duties of the “Best Interests” Attorney”

Karen Rice (Graduate Student, University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work): “Ethical Dilemmas and a Decision-making Process for Child Welfare Practice”

Session 5B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Linda Oravecz (Department of Family Studies and Community Development, Towson University)

Dr. Carolyn Wilken (Department of Family Sciences and Gerontology, University of Florida): “Teaching Ethical Decision Making for Family Issues: Using an Inquiry-Based Methodology”

Dr. James Ponzetti (Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia): “The Application of Virtue Ethics in Family Processes to Facilitate Optimal Interaction”

Session 5C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Joseph Petrick (Department of Management, Wright State University)

Dr. Joseph Millum (Department of Bioethics/Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health): “Parental Work and the Moral Right to Parent”

Dr. Michael McFall (Department of Philosophy, Stanford University): “The Foundations of Licensing Parents”

Session 5D: Camden Room: Chair: Dr. Roderic Owen (Department of Philosophy and Religion, Mary Baldwin College)

Dr. Donald Noone (Professor of Business, Caldwell College): “Ethical Decisions and the Family in Our Head”

Dr. Edgar Velez (Humanities Department, Columbus State Community College): “Understanding Marital Fidelity”

Concurrent Sessions 6: 10:30-12:00

Session 6A: Chesapeake Room 1: Panel Presentation: “Teaching Ethics Using the Issue of Same-Sex Marriage: Multiple Rationalities and the Limits of Deliberation”

Panel Participants:

Dr. John Wells (Provost and Vice President for Academic Services, Young Harris College)     

Dr. Ron Roach (Division of Humanities, Young Harris College)

Dr. Felecia McDuffie (Department of Religion and Philosophy, Young Harris College)

Session 6B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Paul Newhouse, J.D. (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University)

Dr. Dennis Plaisted (Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of Tennessee , Chattanooga): “Professional Ethics and The Verdict

Dr. Kathryn Norlock (Department of Philosophy, St Mary’s College of Maryland): “Teaching “Against Marriage” to Fans of “The Bachelorette””

Session 6C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Jeff Buechner (Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University)

Dr. Michael Taber (Department of Philosophy, St. Mary’s College of Maryland): “A Value of Family: The Moral Significance of Involuntary Affiliations”

Dr. Eric Silverman (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Christopher Newport University): “An Examination of One Strategy for Reconciling Familial Love and Impartial Morality”

Session 6D:Chair: Camden Room: Dr. Carolyn Wilken (Department of Family Sciences and Gerontology, University of Florida)

Dr. Kristie Bunton (Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of St. Thomas): “From “Supernanny” to “The Baby Borrowers”: Reality Television as Family Teacher”

Dr. Roderic Owen (Department of Philosophy and Religion, Mary Baldwin College): “The Dalai Lama’s Ethics for the New Millenium

Lunch

Concurrent Sessions 7: 1:45 - 3:15:

Session 7A: Chesapeake Room 1: Chair: Dr. Rose Ann Christian (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University)

Dr. Natalia Starostina (Young Harris College): “Paternalism, Ethics of Family and Labor Relationships, and Mass Culture: The Lesson from History of Interwar France

Dr. Kay Mathiessen (School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona): “Children’s Right to Access Information – The Library Debate”

Session 7B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Wolfgang Fuchs (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University)

Dr. Danny Campbell (Department of Humanities, Columbia College): “The Familial Performance: Children as a Door for State Ideology”

Dr. Calvin Ball (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University): “Family Ethics Reach Across Generational Divides”

Session 7C: Potomac Room: Dr. Dennis Plaisted (Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of Tennessee , Chattanooga)

Dr. Dominic Braune (Department of History and Philosophy, South Texas College): The Postville Raid: How Immigration Enforcement Destroys Families”

Dr. Beth Dixon (Department of Philosophy, SUNY, Plattsburgh): “Global Families”

Session 7D: Camden Room: Chair: Dr. Ashraf Ghaly (Department of Engineering, Union College)

Dr. Laura Osinski (Department of Philosophy, Madison Area Technical College): “A Liberal Conception of Civil Marriage”

Landon Frim (Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy, SUNY, Stony Brook): “Same-Sex Marriage, the State-of-Nature, and Spinoza”

Presidential Address: Chesapeake Room 1: 3:30-5:00:

7:00-10:00: Banquet: Loch Raven Room

Sunday, November 16th

Concurrent Sessions 8: 8:45-10:15

Session 8A: Chesapeake Room 1: Chair: Dr. Wade Robison (Ezra A. Hale Professor of Applied Ethics, Rochester Institute of Technology)

Dr. Elaine Englehardt (Department of Philosophy, Program Coordinator, Ethics Across the Curriculum, Utah Valley State College): “Implementing a Successful Ethics Across the Curriculum Program”

Dr. Michael Pritchard (Department of Philosophy, Western Michigan University): “The Hastings Center Goals for Teaching Ethics – 3 Decades Later”

Session 8B:  Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Robert Fowler (Department of History and Philosophy, South Texas College)

Dr. Courtney Campbell (Department of Philosophy, Oregon State University): “The Child as Martyr: Religious Refusals of Medical Treatment as Child Abuse?”

Dr. Kim Skoog (University of Guam): “Varying Views on the Nature of the Self: The Gradual and Immediate Models and their Social Implications on Family and Social Customs throughout the World”

Session 8C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Kay Mathiessen (School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona)

Dr. Jeff Buechner (Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University): “Are there forms of Rationality Unique to a Family that can Justify the Concept of ‘Family Values’?”

Dr. Wolfgang Fuchs (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University): “The Ethics of the Family: A Wild Goose Chase?”

Concurrent Sessions 9: 10:30-12:00

Session 9A: Chair: Chesapeake Room 1: Dr. Yvette Pearson (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Co-Director, Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, Old Dominion University)

Dr. Jeanne Sokolec (School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago): “Society’s Ethical Obligations to Families”

Dr. Shane Ralston (Department of Philosophy, University of Maine, and Pennsylvania State University – World Campus): “Education as Family Life: John Dewey on the Ethical Responsibility of School Teachers”

Session 9B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Calvin Ball (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University)

Dr. Robert Muhlnickel (Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School): “Organ Donation Impasse and Family Rights”

Steven Weimer (Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University) and Sangeeta Sangha (Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University): “Informalist Conceptions of Marriage and Some of Their Implications”

Session 9C:

12:15-1:30: Chesapeake Room 1: SEAC Business Meeting