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Samuel Bruton

Dr. Samuel Bruton

Full Professor


Dr. Samuel Bruton received his Ph.D. in philosophy from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1998 and has worked at USM since then. He has taught a variety of courses in philosophy, but of late most of his teaching has been in ethics, applied ethics, and philosophy of law.

  • PHD - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1998)
  • MA - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1988)
  • BA - University of Colorado Boulder (1985)

Philosophy of Law, Critical Thinking, Intro to Philosophy, Ethics, Research Ethics, Modern Philosophy

  • Race and the extra-legal punishment of professional athletes., Sport and Society, 2018
  • What’s it to me? Self-interest and evaluations of financial conflicts of interest., Research Ethics, 2018
  • Looks-Based Hiring and Wrongful Discrimination, Business and Society Review, 2015
  • In defense of the questionable: Defining the basis of scientists’ engagement in questionable research practices. , Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 2018
  • Grounds for Ambiguity: Justifiable Bases for Engaging in Questionable Research Practices, Science and Engineering Ethics, 2018,
  • Self-Plagiarism and Textual Recycling, Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance, 2014, 10.1080/08989621.2014.848071
  • Effective College Instruction
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • Bullying Prevention for Higher Education
  • Respect and Inclusion Series: Uncovering Implicit Bias
  • Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence Refresher: Title IX VAWA & Clery Act for Faculty & Staff
  • Code of Conduct for Higher Education
  • FCOI Disclosure Process at USM_2017V2
  • FERPA for Higher Education
  • Diversity Benefits for Higher Education Employees
  • Bullying Prevention for Higher Education
  • Association of Practical and Professional Ethics
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Ethics, Applied Ethics