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Feb. 9 , 2005
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EMU College of Business names ethicist in residence

YPSILANTI ­­- The Eastern Michigan University College of Business has named Dr. Maya Fischhoff as ethicist in residence for the winter semester. 

Fischhoff, who recently received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, will work with students in the College of Business’ Merlanti Ethics Seminar. She will serve as a consultant to students on projects during the term, as well as speak to corporate social responsibility classes.

“Her interests mesh well with the goals of this program. We are looking forward to working with her this term,” said Dr. John Waltman, director of the Merlanti Ethics Program at EMU.

“(My goal) is to work with businesses to help them become more socially and environmentally responsible. In particular, I am interested in interactions between sectors of society; how the academic, business, and non-profit sectors can work collaboratively on ethical issues,” Fischhoff said. “I am thrilled to engage with students and faculty around complex, challenging, and important ethical issues that we face in society.”

She also will be participating in a COB faculty initiative to establish a College Ethos statement dealing with ethics, values and accountability.

Fischhoff, of Ann Arbor, has worked with the Ford Motor Company, The Environmental Protection Agency, Greenpeace,  and The Peace Corps. She also has taught at the University of Michigan.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and did her postgraduate work at the University of the South Pacific.

Ernest and Jeanne Merlanti established The Merlanti Ethics Program at EMU’s College of Business in 2001.

Eastern Michigan University is a public comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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