Dr. Donald D. Carpenter, associate professor and director of the Center for
Teaching and Learning at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield,
Mich., has been invited to deliver the 2008 Porth Lecture at Missouri
Carpenter’s presentation to students titled, “Academic Integrity and
Professional Ethics … A Journey Towards Being an Ethical Professional Begins
Now,” will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Room 125 of the
Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Building on the Missouri S&T campus.
Carpenter will present a second lecture to faculty and department chairs
titled “Teaching Ethics or Developing Ethical Professionals? … Which One is
More Common in Engineering Education?” from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in
Room 120 of the Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Building. Both lectures are
free and open to the public.
Although Carpenter’s specialty is water resources, he also teaches courses
at all levels on ethics and professionalism. He is an active member of the
American Society of Engineering Education, and received both the 2001
Apprentice Faculty Grant and the 2002 New Faculty Fellow Award for current and
future contributions to engineering education. In 2006, the National Collegiate
Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) named Carpenter a Kern Fellow for
entrepreneurial education. Carpenter has conducted pedagogical research and
development projects on ethics and ethical development of students.
The Harry William Lee Porth Distinguished Lecture Series in Engineering at
Missouri S&T was created in memory of Porth, who received a bachelor’s
degree in mining engineering from the university in 1911. His wife, Virginia
Lee Porth, provided for the establishment of the lecture series in her will.
Porth worked for the Nevada Hills Mining Co. and for Swift and Co. in