PRAXIS AWARD AND SIGNATURE EVENTS
PRAXIS AWARD IN PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
Inaugurated in 2007, the Praxis Award in Professional Ethics highlights and celebrates the contributions of a professional or an academic in the field of professional ethics. Presented annually at a special recognition ceremony, the recipient is invited to give a brief lecture, open to the public.
Congratulations to our 2023 Recipient: Cristina Martinez
The Praxis Award presentation can be viewed here
Call for Nominations
Praxis Award in Professional Ethics
The Ethics Program invites nominations for the 2024 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.
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.
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
The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 14, 2023.
With your nomination, please provide the committee with the following:
1. Your rationale for the nomination
2. A biography of the nominee
3. 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 Selection Committee for Praxis Award includes faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the College of Engineering and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.
Please submit all nominations by April 14 2023, to Mark Doorley, Director, the Ethics Program of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Mark Doorley, Ph.D.
2022: Dr. Ala Stanford, FACS, FAAP
2020: Stewart Kwoh, Esq.
2019: Michael E. Mann, PhD
2018: Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman
2017: James Childress, PhD
2016: Deborah Wilson, RN, BSN
2015: Louis S. Rulli, JD
2014: Judge Marc Carter
2013: Jennifer Staple-Clark
2012: Andrew Kricun, PE
2011: Milton H. Donaldson, MD
2010: Marc Edwards, PhD
2009: Amy Domini
2008: John Hansen-Flaschen, MD
2007: Joel J. Nobel, MD
CAMPUS COMMUNITY EVENTS
Each academic year, typically in the fall, the Ethics Program invites a junior scholar in Ethics to deliver a public lecture for the Villanova University community. Undergraduates have an opportunity to engage a younger scholar at the beginning of their career on a variety of contemporary moral topics. This lecture is sponsored by the William T. Dunn ’55 Ethics Program Endowed Fund.
DELAWARE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ETHICS BOWL
Villanova also hosts the annual Delaware Valley Regional High School Ethics Bowl, as part of The National High School Ethics Bowl. Similar to the Collegiate Bowl, teams take turns analyzing cases about complex ethical dilemmas and responding to questions and comments from the other team and from a panel of judges. For more information, please contact Mark Doorley. The 2024 Ethics Bowl will be held on February 3, 2024.