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Launching the Ethics and Leadership Concentration

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Join Associate Dean of Liberal Arts Fred W Beuttler and MLA Professor David Wray for an event to launch the new Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) concentration in Ethics and Leadership. 

Starting Autumn Quarter 2018, the MLA will offer an optional concentration in Ethics and Leadership, a natural interdisciplinary field. The traditional MLA degree and its requirements will remain unchanged, but students interested in pursuing the Ethics and Leadership concentration will take all of their elective courses in this field.

Courses in the concentration will include: 

  • Liberal Arts for Business Leaders
  • History of Ethics
  • Heritage: Law, Ethics, Policy



Fred W Beuttler is associate dean of Liberal Arts Programs at the Graham School. Fred received his PhD in history from the University of Chicago in 1995. Prior to coming to the Graham School in June 2015, he was director of general education and taught history at Carroll University in Wisconsin. From 2005 to 2010, he was the deputy historian of the US House of Representatives, in Washington, DC, and from 1998 to 2005, he was the associate university historian of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

David Wray is associate professor in the Department of Classics, the Department of Comparative Literature, and the College. He is the author of Catullus and the Poetics of Roman Manhood (Cambridge 2001), a coeditor of Seneca and the Self (Cambridge 2009), and is currently writing Ovid at the Tragic Core of Modernity. His research and teaching interests include Hellenistic and Roman poetry (especially Apollonius Rhodius, Catullus, Lucretius, Virgil, Tibullus, Ovid, Seneca, Lucan, and Statius); Greek epic and tragedy; Roman philosophy; ancient and modern relations between literature and philosophy; gender; theory and practice of literary translation; and the reception of Greco-Roman thought and literature, from Shakespeare and Corneille to Pound and Zukofsky. He is a member of the Poetry and Poetics program.

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