Sharon K. Stoll to Present for the Distinguished Scholar Lecture

Leading Scholar Will Lecture on Sports Ethics

By: Hilary Nieland

Sharon K. Stoll

    The Walla Walla University Distinguished Scholar Lecture will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Sharon Kay Stoll will present “Gaining an Advantage: Moral or Immoral Activity in the Competitive Arena.” The event is free and open to the public.

    Stoll is one of America’s leading scholars in competitive moral education.  She earned her doctorate in sport philosophy from Kent State University and has published eight books concerning ethics and morality. In 2007, Stoll was named one of 100 Most Influential Sport Educators in America, among names such as Andre Agassi, Tiger Woods, and Bob Costas. She was featured as a Sports Ethics educator in Sports Illustrated, and has been featured on programs such as Night Line, and ESPN Sports Center.

    Currently, Stoll works at the University of Idaho where she is a professor of Physical Education. She also created and directs the Center for ETHICS*. The center provides classes, workshops, evaluations, assessments, interventions, and more concerning moral development and education. The center works with several sports teams, including the professional baseball teams the Atlanta Braves and the Kansas City Royals, as well as college teams at the University of Georgia, the University of Maryland, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and others.

    The WWU Distinguished Scholar Lecture series began more than 30 years ago and brings notable scholars to the WWU campus in order to enrich the campus’ academic dialogue. Former lecturers include David R. Williams, professor at Harvard University, John Lachs, professor at Vanderbilt University, and James Sheehan, professor at Stanford University.

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Published April 29, 2013

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