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Cara Biasucci is a filmmaker, author, and educator. She is Creator and Director of Ethics Unwrapped, and Director of Ethics Education at the Center for Leadership and Ethics at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Ms. Biasucci was a freelance filmmaker for more than a decade in Washington, D.C., where she wrote, produced, and directed films for television, museums, and K-12 schools. Her clients included Discovery Times, American Public Television, Johns Hopkins Medicine, New England Patriots, and the National Gallery of Art. Her films were broadcast on public television, won awards in festivals around the world, and have been supported by (among others) The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Women in Film, Engender Health, and The Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts.
Currently, Ms. Biasucci is Co-Chief Project Officer for the National Ethics Project and Multimedia Lead for the Scientific Citizenship Initiative at Harvard University. Her latest book, Behavioral Ethics in Practice: Why We Sometimes Make the Wrong Decisions, is co-authored with Robert Prentice. Recently, she wrote a chapter on teaching behavioral ethics for the latest edition of Teaching Ethics across the American Educational Experience – Instructional Models, Methods and Modalities for University Studies.
Before joining McCombs School of Business, Ms. Biasucci taught media production at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her M.F.A. in Film & Video Production from The University of Texas at Austin, and her B.A. in philosophy magna cum laude from Bowdoin College.
Minette Drumwright (Offsite Link)
Minette (Meme) Drumwright is an associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin in the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations in the Moody College of Communication and in the Business, Government & Society Department in the McCombs School of Business. She is faculty co-chair of the Bridging Disciplines Programs in Ethics and Leadership and a faculty fellow of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service. Drumwright’s research and teaching are in the areas of ethics, leadership, corporate social responsibility, and communication for nonprofit organizations. Before joining the UT faculty, she was on the Marketing faculty of the Harvard Business School. She received her Ph.D. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Deni Elliott (Offsite Link)
Deni Elliott is an ethicist and has been active in practical ethics since the 1980s. She holds the Eleanor Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy at the University of South Florida St, where she teaches practical ethics. Professor Elliott was one of the first Rockefeller Fellows in Professional Ethics at Dartmouth College, and the first full-time director of Dartmouth’s Institute for the Study of Applied and Professional Ethics. She is also a founding member of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) and serves on its Executive Board. She received a M.A. in Philosophy and D.Ed. in Philosophy of Education from Harvard University.
Mary Gentile (Offsite Link)
Mary C. Gentile is Professor of Practice at University of Virginia Darden School of Business and Senior Advisor at Aspen Institute Business & Society Program. She is the Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values, and consults on management education and leadership development. Among numerous other awards, in 2015 Gentile was named one of “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics” by Ethisphere and one of the “Top Thought Leaders in Trust: 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners” by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World. As a faculty member at Harvard Business School, she was one of the principal architects of HBS’s Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility curriculum. Dr. Gentile earned her Bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary and her MA and PhD from State University of New York-Buffalo.
Lamar Pierce (Offsite Link)
Lamar Pierce is an associate professor of organization and strategy at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Pierce’s work revolves around the psychological and economic motivation for value-destroying behavior. In 2011-2012, he was a Harrington Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor in the Business, Government & Society Department at the McCombs School of Business.
Robert Prentice (Offsite Link)
Robert Prentice is a professor of business law and business ethics and Founding Chair of the Department of Business, Government & Society at the McCombs School of Business. He is also Faculty Director of Ethics Unwrapped. Professor Prentice is an inaugural member of the UT System Board of Regents Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and recipient of numerous teaching awards. He has taught business ethics for more than 30 years, and publishes often in the field of behavioral ethics and business law.