Ethics of academic administration up for discussion

Contact: Mark Schwerin
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Enyedi and Greene

KALAMAZOO--Two high-ranking Western Michigan University officials will discuss ethical dilemmas in academic administration Monday, March 26, as part of the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society's spring season.

Dr. Alex Enyedi, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Timothy Greene, provost, will lead the ethics discussion beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2008 of the Richmond Center. A reception will follow the presentation, which is free and open to the public.

The discussion will focus on the ethical decisions academic administrators make in the everyday leadership of an institution. Issues surrounding resource allocation, personnel, student conduct and academic visioning are all fraught with ethical dilemmas. Enyedi and Greene will present a suite of ethical issues with suggested logic for decision making that will lead to a discussion with the audience.

Greene was appointed provost in 2008 after serving as dean of the WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering. Before coming to WMU, he was dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Alabama and assistant vice president for research and academic affairs. Greene also held administrative posts at Oklahoma State University and Virginia Tech. He received bachelor's master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue University.

Enyedi was appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2010 after serving as senior associate dean and associate dean. He previously served as chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. Prior to joining WMU in 1993, he served as a post-doctoral research associate at Rutgers University's Center for Agricultural Molecular Biology. A specialist in plant physiology, he won the 2000 WMU Alumni Teaching Excellence Award. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Canada's University of Guelph and a doctoral degree from Pennsylvania State University.

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