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Transportation Seminar Series
Ethics in the Workplace

Nov 8, 2011 (2:00 - 2:50 p.m., IACC 422)

There seems to be a growing number of scandals all over the globe and in the United States. Some argue there is an increased need for teaching ethics in our educational system as well as a need for improved ethics in the workplace. What is ethics? Is ethics merely the difference between right and wrong or good and bad? What issues should be considered in ethical decision making? Various decision making tests exists for ethics and will be examined during this seminar.

Jill Hough, Program Director, Small Urban & Rural Transit Center, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute – NDSU

Dr. Jill Hough has 20 years of transportation research experience and has published more than 45 reports and journal articles in the areas of public transportation, low-volume roads, logistics, and economic development. Her primary research areas presently relate to mobility of the elderly and disadvantaged as well as transit planning and management. She is the instructor of the graduate level course on public transportation, TL786. Hough served two three-year terms on the National Academies of Science Transit Cooperative Research Program Oversight Project Selection (TOPS) committee which identifies and prioritizes transit research needs in the United States. She currently serves as the vice-chair of the National Transit Institute Advisory Board at Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Hough has chaired several national committees and has presented at numerous national conferences. In 2010 Dr. Hough testified on rural livability for the USDOT's Transportation Reauthorization Outreach Tour. In 2008, she testified before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee regarding the importance of infrastructure in rural areas, with a focus on the mobility of the elderly population. She has a strong interest in ethics and "doing the right thing." Dr. Hough earned her Ph.D. degree in the transportation technology and policy program at the University of California - Davis. She also has earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural economics at North Dakota State University.

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