Andrew Cullison

Dr. Andrew Cullison

Executive Director

Dr. Andrew (Andy) Cullison is the founding executive director of The Cincinnati Ethics Center and comes to us from the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University, where he had been its Director for over seven years. The Prindle Institute was the first and oldest ethics institute at a liberal arts college and one of largest collegiate ethics institutes in the country. There he coined the phrase “ethics education and leadership development from the wonder years to the golden years” which describes the kind of work he is most passionate about. As an ethics center director, he specializes in K-12 ethics education, co-curricular ethics programs at the collegiate level for students/faculty/staff, and moral reasoning and leadership development for organizations and corporations. He also conducts workshops for teams and organizations that apply tools from philosophy and ethics to advance their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

He is also a Research Professor in the University of Cincinnati philosophy department. Most of his scholarly work focuses on questions about how we can have moral knowledge. He defends the view that we can have moral knowledge, as well as the view that we sometimes know moral facts on the basis of perception. His current research interests include philosophy and ethics of leadership, moral epistemology, ethics of comedy, ethics of management, work place ethics, entrepreneurial ethics, research ethics, and ethics and technology.

Andy has over 15 peer-reviewed publications including pieces in Philosophical Studies; Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy; American Philosophical QuarterlyPacific Philosophical QuarterlyRatioFaith and PhilosophyReligious Studies; European Journal of Philosophy; and two volumes edited by Oxford University Press. He is also the editor of the Bloomberg Companion to Epistemology.

Born in Cincinnati and raised in the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan area, Andy was eager to return home and do the work he does for the community that reared him. The community facing work that the ethics center was founded to do is one of the main reasons Andy was so excited to become the founding director.


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