University of Michigan establishes Center for Ethics, under the leadership of John Chamberlin

July 30, 2008

In recognition of his deep expertise and his strong, interdisciplinary connections across campus, the University has named longtime Ford School faculty member John Chamberlin as the founding director of the U-M Center for Ethics.

This new center will promote teaching, research, and public discourse about ethics and expand on the work of U-M President Mary Sue Coleman's Initiative on Ethics in Public Life. The university-wide center will be housed at the Ford School and will establish collaborations with individuals and units and expand funding programs in support of teaching, research, and community dialogue.

"John Chamberlin brings a wealth of expertise and experience to this new position," says Provost Teresa Sullivan. "His research includes significant study of ethical issues in government and policymaking, he is a highly regarded teacher of courses that examine ethics and values, and he has worked with organizations such as Common Cause, that focus on ethics, transparency and openness in government."

For the 2008-2009 academic year, Chamberlin continues to serve as director of the Ford School's undergraduate program, an initiative he led from its earliest planning stages.

Read the University of Michigan announcement and visit the Ethics Center website.