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Keith Wyma is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. Specializing in ethics, he earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, in 1997. His research areas include virtue ethics, and arguments linking moral obligation to self-interest. His book, Crucible of Reason (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004), addresses weakness of will and how we can be torn from our moral standards by misdirected desires. His recently finished book, Streetsmart Ethics (forthcoming), deals with virtue ethics in the profession of investment advising. In addition to teaching ethics and social-political philosophy at Whitworth, he co-coaches the school's national champion (2012) Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team. He also co-chairs a campus-wide-required, interdisciplinary course on applied ethics and public policy, and is a member of the steering committee for Whitworth's Ethics Center.
Whitworth Professor of
Communication Studies Mike
Ingram competed in speech
and debate in high school and
college, and earned a Ph.D. in
rhetoric and public address at
Ohio University. He coached
forensics at Carson-Newman
College and Ohio University before
coming to Whitworth in 1988.
His teams have placed in the top 20 at National Forensics
Association speech tournaments, and in the top 10 at
national tournaments for the International Public Debate
Association, the National Christian College Forensics
Association, and the National Parliamentary Debate
Association. Ingram has served in leadership roles in several
forensics organizations; at Whitworth, he has chaired the
communication studies department and has served a seven-year
appointment as associate dean of academic affairs.