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Dr. Elaine E. Englehardt

Dr. Elaine E. Englehardt is just returning from a sabbatical leave during which she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Virginia. She will be the new Distinguished Professor in Ethics. Dr. Englehardt served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Special Assistant to the President, and a Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley State College. She received her BA and MA degrees from Brigham Young University and her Ph.D. from the University of Utah. She has taught ethics, philosophy and communication classes at UVSC. She has recently completed a three book series with Harcourt College Publishers in Ethics: The Organizational Self and Ethical Conduct: Sunlit Virtue and Shadowed Resistance, Interpersonal Communication Ethics: Friends, Intimates, Sexuality, Marriage and Family, and Principled Media Ethics, Harcourt College Publishers, 2001.

She has written and directed several national grants including three large grants in ethics education from FIPSE, the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (Department of Education). She is currently director of a second FIPSE dissemination grant in excess of $100,000, "Continuing Ethics Across the Curriculum." Over 500 faculty and approximately 10,000 students annually participate in ethics programs and courses as a result of these grants and Dr. Englehardt's activities. She has also been director of three multi-year funding projects with National endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Englehardt received the Governor's Award for excellence by the Utah Humanities Council. Dr. Englehardt was presented the 2001 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Faculty Development to Enhance Undergraduate Teaching and Learning. The award was for her program in Ethics and Ethics Across the Curriculum. She also recently received The UVSC Trustees Award for Outstanding Scholarship and the Distinguished Service Award by the Utah Academy for Sciences, Arts and Letters. She was selected as the prestigious Utah Professor of the Year by CASE, The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in Washington, D.C. As an administrator, she founded the Center for the Study of Ethics in 1993 and directed it until 1999. She also founded the Integrated Studies Program and directed it from 1997-99. She has been Acting Dean and Associate Dean for the School of Science, Humanities and Health Sciences at Utah Valley State College.

Dr Englehardt has led the collaborative efforts between the humanities and technology schools at UVSC, and she continues to support opportunities for these disciplines to explore their common ground. Dr. Englehardt has presented over 50 papers to various associations and conferences, and she has authored or edited numerous books and articles. She has been involved in extensive volunteer service, most notably serving with Utah Humanities Council for seven years, two years as chair; and with the Utah County Planning and Zoning Commission for ten years, seven years as chair.

It is a pleasure and an honor for us that Dr. Englehardt has agreed to provide the keynote address for the 2005 Humanities and Technology Association Conference.