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Robert Prentice

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.

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Tony Cucolo

Tony Cucolo joined the University of Texas System in April 2015 as Associate Vice Chancellor for Leadership Development and Veterans Affairs. In this role, Mr. Cucolo is responsible for working with all academic and health institutions in the areas of leadership development for undergraduate and graduate students, leadership development programs for mid-level and senior campus leaders, and the establishment of an executive level leadership institute. Additionally, he is responsible for the coordination and integration of veterans’ affairs and veterans support activities across all institutions. He serves as the system’s liaison to campus ROTC programs and is also a member of UT System’s Department of Defense Advisory Group.

Mr. Cucolo served more than 35 years in the U.S. Army, retiring at the rank of Major General in September 2014. Before joining the UT System, his final tour of duty was spent leading the US Army War College, an accredited institution for strategic studies, whose student bodies include senior US and foreign national security professionals preparing for leadership positions at the strategic level of the government and the military.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree from the University of San Francisco. Among his awards are three Distinguished Service medals, the Bronze Star, the U.S. State Department Superior Achievement award and the French Legion of Honor. He is a Disabled Veteran.

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Anne Newman

As Research Director at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics and Society at Stanford University, Anne advances the Center’s research initiatives, develops and directs the center’s programming for graduate students across campus, and leads the Center’s postdoc program. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University’s School of Education in philosophy of education. Her research interests focus on the intersection of contemporary political philosophy and education policy, and research ethics. She is a 2009 recipient of a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and the author of Realizing Educational Rights: Advancing School Reform through Courts and Communities (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and a co-author of Between Movement and Establishment: Organizations Advocating for Youth (Stanford University Press, 2009). Prior to joining the Center, she was an assistant professor at Washington University and a researcher at the University of California Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California.

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Jess Miner

Jess is Research Director at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She is a Classicist with primary interests in ancient Greek oratory and comedy, higher education administration, and practical ethics pedagogy. In her role as Research Director, she focuses on connecting the Center’s research activities with initiatives across campus and with broader public discussions on related themes. Jess is responsible for the Center’s programming and oversees several of the Center’s initiatives, including the Ethics Pedagogy Initiative and the Emergent Trends in Teaching and Learning Ethics at Harvard (ETTLE), part of the National Ethics Project. Prior to joining the Center, she spent five years implementing an ethics across the curriculum program at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Charles Teeple

Charles S. Teeple, IV, is a Real Estate Developer in Central Texas with a focus on multifamily construction.

Charles is Co-Chairman of the McCombs School of Business Ethics Advisory Council, a Founding Member of its’ Real Estate Finance and Investment Center, and a Life Member of the McCombs Advisory Council.  He also serves as a Member of the IC2 Advisory Board and the Butler School of Music Advisory Council.  Teeple received his BBA in 1966 and MBA in 1970 from McCombs.

Charles is also a Past President of the Capitol Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  He is an Elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church and was recognized as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex.

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Tinisha Bonaby

Tinisha Bonaby is the Program Coordinator and Graphic Designer for Ethics Unwrapped. Since joining the team in August 2018, she has created numerous design pieces, including our new Ethics Unwrapped Blog Book. Tinisha received her B.S. in Digital Media Communications from the University of Houston.  She also serves as the Interface Manager for the Department of Business, Government & Society in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Lazaro Hernandez

Lazaro Hernandez is a Producer for Ethics Unwrapped at the McCombs School of Business. He has animated more than 80 videos for Ethics Unwrapped, creating unique animation styles for two popular program series: Ethics Defined and Scandals Illustrated. Lazaro joined the program as a student worker in 2014, and has contributed steadily since then, becoming a production assistant after graduating in 2015, and moving up to producer in 2018. Most recently, Lazaro produced the program’s short video on the #MeToo Movement and its ethical implications. Currently, he leads the program’s social media and outreach team.

Before joining Ethics Unwrapped full time, Lazaro worked as a news reporter for various print publications, and as a videographer and video editor for Univision 62 in Austin. Lazaro holds a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film and a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Earnest Broughton

Earnest Broughton presently serves as Senior Advisor to the Ethics & Compliance Initiative in Arlington, Virginia.  He is also an Executive-in-Residence at the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Mr. Broughton served as Executive Director of the Ethics Program for United Services Automobile Association (USAA) from 2000 to 2011 and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Ethics and Compliance Association from 2009 to 2011.  He is the co-founder and current President of the Greater San Antonio Ethics and Compliance Roundtable.  Mr. Broughton holds a B.A. in Sociology from Texas State University, and an M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from St. Mary’s University.

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Howard Prince

Howard Prince is a Clinical Professor and holds the Loyd Hackler Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership at the LBJ School of Public Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. From 2000-2012, he served as the Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership. Dr. Prince also holds an M.A. in international relations from American University.

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David Spence

David Spence is a professor in the Department of Business, Government & Society at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching focus on business-government relations and the regulation of business, particularly energy and environmental regulation.

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Minette Drumwright

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.

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Cara Biasucci

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Buddy Hickerson

Buddy Hickerson illustrated the GVV Series and some of the Concept Unwrapped series, and is the artist behind the Case Study images in Ethics Unwrapped. Buddy is also the cartoonist of “The Quigmans,” an internationally syndicated newspaper cartoon, as well as a painter and magazine illustrator. He has worked as character designer for Klasky-Csupo, the Rugrats company, and is currently developing a graphic novel, Blue Palms. Buddy holds a B.A. in Fine Art from University of North Texas, and currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Joel Hickerson

Austin illustrator and cartoonist Joel Hickerson got his start in visual learning as “Frenchy,” the how-to-draw artist on a PBS kids show in the 1990s. Joel illustrated much of the Concepts Unwrapped series for Ethics Unwrapped. He has since worked more and more on the white board while developing a better understanding of the power this type of visual communication has on audiences.

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Lamar Pierce

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.

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Mary Gentile

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.

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Deni Elliott

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.

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Robert Prentice

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.

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