The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership - University of Houston
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Our Mission

The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership (EDR) at the Hobby School of Public Affairs is dedicated to all areas of ethical and leadership inquiry, with a special interest in the study of ethics and leadership in public and social affairs, including public policy, law, education, business, and applied science.  The Center sponsors lectures, visiting professorships, conferences, and other programs on ethics and leadership in public life.

Goals of the EDR Center:

  • to increase educational opportunities for students at the University of Houston to learn about ethics and leadership;
  • to support research by University of Houston faculty on ethics and leadership and create connections with scholars nationally and internationally;
  • to enhance opportunities for UH students, faculty, and staff, as well the greater Houston community, to participate in ethics and leadership events featuring locally and nationally prominent figures; and
  • to establish the University of Houston as a nationally-recognized leader in ethics and leadership education and scholarship.


The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership at the Hobby School is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural 2021-22 Faculty Fellows and Conference Funding Awards. The Center will fund the annual awards to contribute to the understanding of ethics and leadership across academic fields. Faculty Fellows include: Renee Knake Jefferson and David Kwok from the UH Law Center, and Curtis Wesley from the UH C.T. Bauer College of Business. The UH Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts and the UH College of Medicine were selected to receive the Conference Funding Award for “Innovations in Arts and Health,” a January 2022 summit of international leaders in the healing arts to examine the underexplored overlap between health and creativity.