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Professor of Philosophy has been selected as one of 25 scholars to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Portrait of Professor Alan Preti, a caucasian male, in brown tweed suit in front of bookshelvesAlan A. Preti, PhD, Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility and Associate Professor of Philosophy, has been selected as one of 25 scholars to participate in a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

The Summer Institute is one of several opportunities offered each year by the NEH for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. The four-week long program,“Moral Psychology and Education: Putting the Humanities to Work,” integrates the work of historical philosophers such as David Hume, Adam Smith, and John Dewey with current theoretical and empirical work in moral psychology to re-examine the role, function, and importance of the humanities for moral development and education. 

“I’m honored to have been selected for this wonderful opportunity,” said Dr. Preti. “It is an exciting time to be working in the field of ethics, which has become increasingly interdisciplinary in recent years. I look forward participating in a forum led by experts in the field and which is a perfect fit with my research and teaching interests. I expect to come back to Rosemont with some fresh ideas both for my classes and for Institute programming and initiatives.” 

The NEH is an independent federal agency that supports research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities. The “Moral Psychology and the Humanities” Summer Institute is sponsored by Grand Valley State University.