Call for Nominations


Ninth Annual Praxis Award in Professional Ethics

The Ethics Program invites nominations for the 2016 Praxis Award in Professional Ethics. To highlight and celebrate the work of professionals and academics in the field of professional ethics, the Ethics Program of Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences recognizes the work of such a person by awarding him or her with the Praxis Award. The 2015 recipient, Luis S. Rulli, J.D., a public interest lawyer and academic, will be honored on April 16, 2015, at 4 PM in the Villanova Room of Connelly Center. All are invited to attend. For more information on Mr. Rulli, please see our press release.

We call for the nominations of individuals who meet any of the criteria outlined below.  To be considered, a nominee need not fulfill all of the criteria listed. Recognizing excellence in one or more of these areas, however, is the objective of the award.

The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2015.

Please submit all nominations to Mark Doorley, Ph.D., Director, the Ethics Program of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Villanova University.


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

With your nomination, please provide the committee with the following:

  • Your rationale for the nomination
  • A biography of the nominee
  • Contact information for the nominee

The person nominating may be asked to meet with the selection committee to discuss his or her nominee.

The committee recommends that all nominations be confidential.

The Praxis Award receives considerable support from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the College of Nursing, the Villanova School of Business, and the College of Engineering.

Submitting Nominations

Please submit all nominations by April 15, 2015, to Mark Doorley, Director, the Ethics Program of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Mark Doorley, Ph.D.
Villanova University, SAC 104
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Selection Committee Members

Michelle Dempsey, Law
Karyn Hollis, English
Brian Ohta, Chemistry
Nicholas Rongione, VSB
Frank Falcone, Civil Engineering
Brett Wilmot, Ethics
Barbara Ott, Nursing
Mark Doorley, Ethics (Chair)