Ethics in Higher Education

Ethics in Higher Education Promoting Equity and Inclusion Through Case-Based Inquiry

Edited by Rebecca M. Taylor and Ashley Floyd Kuntz, Foreword by Michael McPherson and Harry Brighouse
paper, 320 Pages
Pub. Date: November 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-700-8
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Pub. Date: November 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-685-8

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In this thought-provoking volume, editors Rebecca M. Taylor and Ashley Floyd Kuntz invite readers to explore the many facets of on-campus ethical dilemmas and the careful, nuanced decision-making processes required to address them.


This book provides a refreshing scholarly contribution to the contextualized understandings needed to evolve higher education best practices from theory and data-driven decision-making to more expansive actions that facilitate equity mindfulness. The case studies are timely, insightful, and intentionally designed to highlight higher education complexities and serve as a guide to meet readers where they are on their equity journey. — Brandon L. Wolfe, assistant vice president of Campus and Community Engagement in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

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About the Editors

Rebecca M. Taylor is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Growing up in rural Appalachia, she became aware of inequities in our educational and social systems and the challenges of living and learning in community when values conflict—issues she now explores through the study of educational ethics. Prior to joining UIUC, she was an assistant professor at Suffolk University, postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, and research associate in the Stanford Criminal Justice Center. Her work has appeared in various journals, including Harvard Educational Review, Educational Theory, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Democracy and Education, and Educational Philosophy and Theory. Dr. Taylor holds a PhD in philosophy of education from Stanford University, a master’s degree in peace, conflict, and development studies from Universitat Jaume I, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis.

Ashley Floyd Kuntz is clinical assistant professor of higher education and director of prestigious scholar development at Florida International University. Dr. Kuntz’s experiences as an administrator, professor, and mentor at both public and private universities inform her understanding of and responses to the cases and commentaries in this volume. A first-generation college student from rural Alabama, she received a BA in psychology from Samford University, then worked full-time while earning an MA and PhD in higher education administration from the University of Alabama. As a graduate student, she benefited from a philosophy of education fellowship through the Spencer Foundation, which complemented and extended her study of higher education. Her work has appeared in Harvard Educational Review, Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education, and Emerging Adulthood.

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