Praxis Award

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The Villanova University Ethics Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has named James F. Childress, University Professor & John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia as the recipient of the 2017 Praxis Award in Professional Ethics.

This year’s award will be presented Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  

What is the Praxis Award?

The Ethics Program of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences inaugurated the Praxis Award in Professional Ethics on March 28, 2007. This award highlights and celebrates the contributions of a professional or an academic in the field of professional ethics. To be considered, a nominee need not fulfill all of the criteria listed below. Recognizing excellence in one or more of these areas, however, is the objective of the award.

A nominee should demonstrate evidence of excellence by:

  • Embodying the ethical ideals of a particular profession
  • Connecting work in a profession to a broader understanding of the common good
  • Promoting ethical integrity in a professional field
  • Conducting research in the field of professional ethics
  • Influencing the field of professional ethics in a positive manner through writing, teaching, consulting, and/or professional leadership