Ethical Reasoning Engagement Fellow

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Scott Ingram

Scott Ingram is diving headfirst into engaged philosophy as JMU’s newest Ethical Reasoning Engagement Fellow. Scott is from Virginia Beach and graduated from JMU in 2018 with majors Political Science and Philosophy and a minor in Classical Studies. As an active undergraduate student, Scott served the campus community as a Madison Collaborative Educator, a Teaching Assistant for PHIL 150, and as a member of the pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta.

He is tasked this year with Coaching the Ethics Bowl Debate Team, planning an Ethics Slam event, facilitating Ethical Reasoning workshops around campus, and assisting with Ethical Reasoning in Action programming. He is so excited to be able to further integrate himself into the vibrant JMU and Harrisonburg communities as an engaged citizen. He also looks forward to building lasting relationships with his fellow Engagement Fellows and the faculty and staff of JMU.


The Position:

The Ethical Reasoning Engagement Fellow serves by instructing faculty, staff, students, and members of the community on JMU's distinctive ethical reasoning strategy, the 8 Key Questions. Daily tasks include working with the staff of Ethical Reasoning in Action, preparing instructional activities for student organizations or off-campus community partners, and helping manage Ethical Reasoning in Action's website and blog. The Fellow works closely with Ethical Reasoning in Action's Faculty Fellows, collaborating on ethical reasoning projects with them that take place in all corners of campus.

So far, Scott has helped coached JMU's Ethics Bowl team and Business Ethics Competition team, developed instructional events on and off campus, and has managed the social media accounts of Ethical Reasoning in Action.

The Ethical Reasoning Engagement Fellow must:

  • Have a thorough knowledge of the 8 Key Questions
  • Have communication skills
  • Have experience communicating and instructing the ethical reasoning strategy to audiences with little to no background knowledge of the 8 Key Questions.
  • Have personal initiative and team effectiveness.
  • Have leadership skills.

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