University Ethics Committee

The University Ethics Committee serves as an advisory board for the assessment and recommendation of policies, standards, programs, research, and education concerning the University's ethical values, ethics culture, and ethical decision-making practices. The University Ethics Committee works in partnerhip with various University units and groups to promote the Penn State Values of Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence, and Community.

The University Ethics Committee meets on a regular basis. The 2021 members include:

Katherine M. Allen
Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel

Denise Sevick Bortree
Professor of Advertising and Public Relations, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Director of the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, Bellisario College of Communications

Frank T. Guadagnino
Vice President for Administration and Associate General Counsel; Secretary, Board of Trustees

John W. Hanold
Associate Vice President for Research and Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

Ben Jones
Assistant Director, Rock Ethics Institute, and Assistant Research Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of the Liberal Arts

Damon Sims
Vice President for Student Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Linda K. Trevino
Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics, and Director of the Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics, Smeal College of Business

Candice A. Yekel
Associate Vice President for Research and Director, Office for Research Protections; University Conflict of Interest Officer

Kathleen J.Bieschke
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Professor of Counseling Psychology, College of Education

John A. Papazoglou
Associate Vice President of Auxiliary and Business Services, Finance and Business

David Christiansen
Chancellor, Penn State York, and Associate Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses

Marcus Whitehurst
Vice Provost for Educational Equity, Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity