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Center for Practical and Professional Ethics

Consultation Services

Consultants and Expertise 

Our Board members and affiliated faculty are available for consultation on any range of issues which have an ethical dimension. Local community groups, media, university departments, and individuals are encouraged to contact the Center to arrange for consultative services. Please see the websites and associated expertise profiles of the following center affiliates for her or his particular areas of expertise and experience.


Christina M. Bellon

Responsible Conduct of Research, Public Service Ethics, Ethics and Law, Children's Rights, Ethics in the Professions, Social Work Ethics, Women and Leadership, Immigration Ethics, Ethics in Government and Politics, Ethics and the Environment, Business Ethics, Ethics of Community Development, Social Responsibility.

Russell DiSilvestro 

Bioethics (general), Medical Ethics (general), Ethics of Abortion, Ethics of Stem-Cell Research, Ethics of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide, Ethics and Personal Identity, Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion, Ethics and Democracy, Ethics as Genuine Knowledge.


Molly Dugan 

Journalism ethics; mass media ethics; citizen/online journalism ethics; media relations; racial & ethics diversity in the news; gender in the mass media; local/state government ethics.

Randy Mayes

Privacy and transparency; naturalized philosophy; judgment and decision making under uncertainty; ethics and philosophy of  science and technology. 


Matt McCormick (blog)

Atheism, Knowledge and Atheism, God and Morality, Atheism and Morality, Critical Thinking and the Paranormal, Alternative Medicine and Critical Thinking, Kant's Ethics, Ethics and Drug Use, Sporting Ethics.

Scott Merlino

Biomedical and environmental ethical issues in scientific research and public policy; animal welfare; tensions between religion and science; ethics and human evolution; sexual morality; ethical dilemmas in business, sport and the military; Altruism; Reasoning about moral problems.


Tom Pyne

Offence, Hypocricy.

Rick Schubert

Academic Ethics, Ethics and Education, Confucian and Buddhist Ethics, Moral Reasoning, Personal and Professional Ethics.


Arranging Consultation Services

Please contact the Center Affiliate directly. If you have a need which does not seem to fit any of these areas of expertise, or if you would like more information about our consultancy services, please contact the Center Director, Kyle Swan, at 278-5011 or cppe@csus.edu for further assistance. Our vast network of connections ensure that we can find someone with the expertise you require.