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Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Don Heider is the chief executive of the Ethics Center with full responsibility for vision, strategy, fundraising, and leadership. In addition to his role as executive director, Don serves as the John Courtney Murray, S.J. University Professor of Social Ethics and holds an appointment as professor of communication.
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is one of the most active ethics centers in the United States, with programs in business and leadership ethics, government ethics, journalism and media ethics, technology and internet ethics, bioethics, social sector ethics, and religious ethics.
Formerly, Don was the associate provost for strategy & innovation and dean of the School of Communication at Loyola University in Chicago. He also was the founder of the Center for Digital Ethics and Policy at Loyola. He served as associate dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at University of Maryland, College Park, and as associate professor of journalism at University of Texas, Austin.