D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

Research Fellows

The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership awards up to three fellowships each year for faculty to conduct research in their fields related to the topics of ethics and leadership.  All Viterbo University faculty members are eligible to apply for the fellowships.  The fellowships will provide each recipient with an award of $7,000. The funds are intended to allow recipients to reduce their summer and/or additional regular semester teaching load by six credits during the time period of the award.  Additional funds may be requested to cover expenses associated with extensive research projects, including conference fees and travel.  Recipients will be named “Fellows of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership.” 

The application deadline is April 23, 2018.  Recipients will be announced by May 11, 2018.  

The purpose of the research fellowships is to increase the amount and quality of research conducted at Viterbo University related to ethics in leadership.  The increased research will serve to enhance the reputation of the university as a whole and help to improve the quality of teaching in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

All Viterbo University faculty members are eligible to apply for the fellowships.

Submission Criteria/Selection Process
Applicants will submit a detailed proposal that includes regularly scheduled time for research. Proposals should include a plan to produce publishable research in a field related to ethics and/or leadership. The research should also be relevant to courses taught by the faculty member in existing or proposed programs.  Finalists will be determined by a four to five-member panel selected by the Director of the Reinhart Institute.

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Research Fellows

Vicky Eiben, Associate Professor, Education - “Preparation of Teachers for Rural Schools and Communities: An Ethical Imperative”

Robyn Gaier, Assistant Professor, Philosophy - “Moral Injuries and the Possibility of Self-Forgiveness without Wrongdoing”

Michelle Pinzl, Instructor, World Languages and Cultures - Interpreting Programs in Higher Education across the Globe: Improving Teaching Strategies and Best Practices for the Retention of Interpreting Students of Diverse Cultural and Socio-economic Backgrounds

Past Research Fellow Recipients

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