C.K. Gunsalus, Director

C.K. Gunsalus photoA nationally recognized expert on matters of research integrity, whistleblowing, ethics, and professionalism in academia, C. K. (Tina) Gunsalus is a professor emerita of business and research professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Coordinated Science Laboratory.

Her professional interests include professional ethics, with an emphasis on research and organizational ethics, communication and conflict resolution. Previously, she served as Associate Provost, Special Counsel in the Office of University Counsel and Research Standards Officer at Illinois. She also was a faculty member in the Colleges of Law and Medicine. She holds a JD from the University of Illinois College of Law and an AB with Distinction in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Taft Broome

Taft Broome photoTaft Broome is professor of civil engineering at Howard University. His research focuses on structural systems, engineering ethics and engineering education. At Howard, he teaches dynamics and statistics, and has authored numerous articles on topics ranging from science and engineering ethics to the future of historically black colleges and universities.

He holds an M.S.C.E. and D.Sc., both in structural mechanics, from George Washington University.

Nicholas C. Burbules

Nicholas Burbules photoNicholas C. Burbules is a Gutgsell Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His professional interests include studying and development of education policy. In addition to his research endeavors, he also is program director of Illinois’ online master’s in education program. He has authored or co-authored 13 books and several dozen articles.

Burbules  is currently editor of the journal, Education Theory, and editor-in-chief of Philosophy of Education Yearbook. He holds an M.A. in philosophy and a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Stanford University.

Michael C. Loui

Michael C. LouiMichael C. Loui is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, CSL researcher and University Distinguished Teacher-Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His interests include computational complexity theory, professional ethics, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He serves as executive editor of College Teaching, and as a member of the editorial board of Accountability in Research. He is also a member of the Advisory Group for the Online Ethics Center at the National Academy of Engineering, and the Executive Board of the National Institute for Engineering Ethics. He is a Carnegie Scholar and an IEEE Fellow.

Professor Loui was Associate Dean of the Graduate College at Illinois from 1996 to 2000. He directed the theory of computing program at the National Science Foundation from 1990 to 1991. He earned a Ph.D. at M.I.T. in 1980.

William Mischo

William MischoAs head of Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, part of the University Library at the University of Illinois, William Mischo is responsible for helping run one of the largest and richest library collections in North America. He holds teaching appointments in Illinois’ highly ranked Graduate School of Library and Information Science and College of Engineering. His research interests include developing new digital library technologies. He has authored or co-authored nearly 50 articles during his career.

He holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.