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Dr. David P. Schmidt

Associate Professor of Business Ethics
o: Dolan School of Business Rm 2121
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Food for thought: Fairfield University invites the public to discuss ethics over breakfast

David Schmidt, director of the ethics program and a local Rotarian, was a driving force behind "breakfast ethics," a series of meetings, free and open to the public, that invite speakers to discuss ethical issues relevant to the town.

Published in the Fairfield Sun on 2/6/12

Dr. David Schmidt interviewed about new ethics series

Fairfield University's Program in Applied Ethics and The Rotary Club of Fairfield presented its first event in a series of breakfast ethics discussions open to the entire town community. Dr. Schmidt, a faculty member in the University's Dolan School of Business and director of the Program in Applied Ethics, said: "This series of public discussions is a new opportunity for people to share their questions and ideas about vital issues that face us all."

Appeared on News 12 on 1/18/12

Town Gown forum set in Fairfield

First Selectman Michael Tetreau and Fairfield University's president will speak at a breakfast forum on town-gown relations on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the university's new downtown bookstore.

Published in Fairfield Citizen News on 1/5/12

Religions' perspectives on same-sex marriage debated at Fairfield U

Local religious leaders representing Catholicism, Judaism, Islam and Protestantism gathered at the Barone Campus Center to explore the issue. The panelists talked about how different faith traditions have viewed gay and lesbian marriages in the past and how these views are changing. "It's very hard to discern what God thinks about same-sex marriage," said David P. Schmidt, associate professor of business ethics, and director of the Program in Applied Ethics at Fairfield University. Schmidt said it's even harder to discern the Protestant view on the subject because "it's all over the map."

Published in Westport News on 3/1/11

SunPorch recognized for ethics

Ethics in business has become more important now after Wall Street's financial crisis, said David Schmidt, associate professor of business ethics at Fairfield University. "There’s increased expectation that we hold businesses to higher standards," said Dr. Schmidt, the director of the University's Program on Applied Ethics.

Published in Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, Danbury News Times on 11/5/09

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