Dr. Christie Kleinmann, associate professor of public relations, recently received a research grant from the Arthur W. Page Center at Penn State University to develop research/teaching modules on ethics education in communications classrooms.
As one of 11 experts selected, Kleinmann will focus specifically on core ethical principles within the public relations field.
“Communications is a discipline with many unique areas, and ethics education can sometimes be relegated to a class or two in introductory communications courses,” said Denise Bortree, Page Center director and associate professor in the department of advertising and public relations, via the Arthur Page Center’s website. “It’s the Center’s mission to present the role of ethics in a way that its definition and importance are ingrained into the way students think. These modules will make it easier for professors to give this important subject the time and resources it requires.”