Poynter Center Non-stipendiary Fellowship

Announcing the 2015 Poynter Center Fellow

Fry_Jeff.jpgJEFFREY P. FRY, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Ball State University

During his Fellowship at the Poynter Center in Spring 2015, Fry will work on two projects: a co-authored monograph dealing with sports and various forms of naiveté, and a co-edited volume on neuroethical issues in sports.  These projects will engage questions of ethical, epistemic, and other kinds of naiveté, the scope of human freedom, mind-body dualism, meritocracy, and personhood.

Jeff Fry is an IU alumnus, having received his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religious Studies in 1996. He has been employed at Ball State since 1998.


2013-14 Poynter Center Fellows

The Poynter Center is delighted to welcome two Poynter Center Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year.

Natalie_Elliot.jpgNatalie DeDeo is the Spring 2014 Poynter Center Fellow. DeDeo earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of North Texas. She will be joining the teaching faculty of the Hutton Honors College in 2014 after serving on the faculty of St. John's College, Santa Fe.

The Poynter Center Fellowship will support Natalie DeDeo's research as a complement to her teaching appointment. Her project is tentatively titled "Francis Bacon's Transhumanist Storytelling," and will examine how Bacon retells classical tragedies in order to address unprecedented political and cultural challenges in the scientific world he envisions. Bacon offers philosophical insights into many of the ethical challenges and public policy problems that technological innovations generate.



wesize_Fraser-Burgess_Sheron.jpgSheron Fraser-Burgess from Ball State University, was the Poynter Center Fellow for Fall 2013, while working on the development of an ethics center for educators at Ball State. She gave a Roundtable on "Ethics in the Professions: Moral Agency, Responsibility and Decision-making in Teaching" on November 7th. Fraser-Burgess is an assistant professor of social foundation/muticultural education in the Teachers College, Department of Educational Studies.






Previous Poynter Center Fellows



The Poynter Center Fellowship is a non-stipendiary residential fellowship at the Center designed for scholars who are on sabbatical leave. Scholars may apply during our annual application period for a Fellowship for one semester, two semesters, or a shorter period. Fellows have the use of office space and equipment at the Poynter Center, including a private office with computer and printer, and access to Indiana University’s extensive library holdings and subscriptions. Fellows are expected to work on a significant research project in ethics and public life, broadly construed. They have the opportunity to present their work in progress and to participate in the Center’s scheduled seminars, lectures, symposia, and the like.

For more information or to be notified when applications open, please contact eayoung@indiana.edu.