Team at DBI | University of Portland

Team at DBI

The work of the Dundon-Berchtold Institute is led by the Director and supported by a campus-based internal Advisory Board and a locally-based external Advocacy Board.


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Daniel McGinty, Ed.D. - Director

"Daniel McGinty, Ed.D. serves at the University of Portland as Director of the Dundon-Berchtold Institute for Moral Formation & Applied Ethics. For the last eight years, he has team-taught a course with the University President titled The Character Project and coordinates the campus- wide, interdisciplinary Research in the Application of Ethics program. His research interests include the durability and texture of formative and transformative learning experiences. Current initiatives include connecting professionals in Portland with students to discuss practical ethics through a dynamic storytelling protocol and internships featuring structured conversations about vocational fit and the moral moments of work."

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- DBI Campus Advisory Board -

Jason Brough '03
Senior Associate Athletic Director, Sports Information
Pilot Athletics

Tim Doughty, Ph.D.
Shiley School of Engineering 

Col. R. Scott Grainger '94, P.E.
Commander, Assistant Professor of Air & Space Studies
Air Force ROTC

Rev. Patrick Hannon '82, C.S.C.
Instructor, English Department; Pastoral Resident, Christie Hall
College of Arts & Sciences

Elisa Majors '04, '13 MA
Associate Director for Academic Counseling and Student Success Initiatives
School of Nursing & Health Innovations

Connie Ozyjowski '13 MBA
Director of Advancement Services
Office of Development 

Ian Parkman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pamplin School of Business

James Peña '18 MA
Wellness Education & Prevention Program Coordinator
Student Wellness

Brenagh Sanford '15
Assistant Director for First Year Experience
Shepard Academic Resource Center


- DBI Community Advocacy Board -

Andrea Vanessa Castillo
Program Officer, International Visitor Program, Development, and DEI

Kevin Dirksen
Regional Director for Ethics; Andy & Bev Honzel Endowed Chair in Applied Healthcare Ethics
Providence Center for Health Care Ethics

Pat Kessi '99
Chief Executive Officer
PHK Real Estate & Development

Fiona McCann
Freelance journalist

Danyelle Ramsey '97
Central Catholic High School

Colby Reade
Director of Communications
M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Camille Elmore Trummer
Social Impact Consultant, Community Engagement Practitioner
Work with Camille

Kamauri Yeh '11
Vice President, Global Women's Creative Director