Prindle Institute Staff

Meet our team!

Here at the Prindle Institute, we’re dedicated to our mission of promoting ethics education, dialogue, and research. Get to know us a little better, or figure out how to get in touch with just the right person to help you!

The Prindle Institute Team

Color headshot of Prindle director Andy Cullison in a suitAndrew Cullison (Phyllis W. Nicholas Director) (he/him/his) has led the Prindle Institute since 2014. To find out more about his academic background, visit here. Contact Andy at andycullison@depauw.edu

Color photograph of a woman in front of the Prindle Institute buildingLinda Clute (Operations Manager) (she/her/hers) began working at DePauw in 1998 and moved to the Prindle Institute when it opened in early 2008. She is responsible for the budget, stewardship of the endowed funds, human resource functions, event planning, and ongoing oversight of the building and programs. Contact Linda at lclute@depauw.edu

Emily (Jones) Knuth (Assistant Director of Events and Engagement) (she/her/hers) is a 1999 DePauw University graduate and has deep-rooted family history in Putnam County. She oversees the planning and management for such events as Express C.A.M.P, the Indiana State High School Ethics Bowl and the Summer High School Ethics Bowl Invitational. Contact her at eknuth@depauw.edu

A color photograph of a woman outdoorsChristiane Wisehart (Assistant Director of Digital and Academic Services) (she/her/hers) oversees Prindle Institute communications and writes stories for the website. Most importantly, she runs the Prindle Institute’s annual Tootsie Roll Poll. Contact her at christianewisehart@depauw.edu

Color photograph of a woman in the courtyard of the Prindle InstituteJessica Mejía (Nancy Schaenen Scholar and Assistant Director of Academic Services) (she/her/hers) has a specialization in applied ethics, with a focus on animal ethics. In addition to her research and coursework, Professor Mejía is heavily involved in the decision-making process for the Young Philosophers series, and applications for Prindle reading courses. Contact her at jessicamejia@depauw.edu

Color photograph of a man in front of a bunch of treesE. Tucker Sechrest (Visiting Editorial Fellow) (he/him/his) Tucker holds a PhD from Binghamton University with a focus in Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law. He is the current editor of The Prindle Post. Contact him at evansechrest@depauw.edu

Color photograph of a man in front of a small treeTed Bitner (Scientific Research Coordinator) (he/him/his) leads several research projects at the Prindle Institute, including research on the moral development of children. Contact him at tedbitner@depauw.edu


Color photograph of a woman standing on a bridgeCheyanne Maddox (Administrative Assistant) (she/her/hers) joined the team at the Prindle Institute in June 2019. Cheyanne is a naturalist, activist, explorer, bookworm, yogi, and lover of all things otter. Contact her at cheyannemaddox@depauw.edu

A woman stands in front of a background of greenery and wildflowersLeslie Petiniot (Events Coordinator) (she/her/hers) began working at DePauw University in 2013, joining the team at the Prindle Institute for Ethics in May 2019.  She is responsible for planning and implementing events such as Express C.A.M.P, the Indiana State High School Ethics Bowl, the Summer High School Ethics Bowl Invitational, Prindlepalooza, the Dorothy Garrett Martin Lecture, and various other events throughout the year. Contact her at lesliepetiniot@depauw.edu


Prindle Institute Advisory Committee (2019-2020)

Members of the advisory committee provide wide-ranging expertise and multiple perspectives as they advise on the work of the Institute. Please contact any of these committee members if you have questions, comments, or concerns.

DePauw faculty and staff who would like to serve on the Advisory Committee or nominate a colleague should contact Linda Clute (lclute@depauw.edu).


Representing Social Sciences: Kevin Moore 2017-2020 (Psychology / Honor Scholar Director)
Representing Arts or Humanities: Harry Brown 2019-2022 (English)
Representing Philosophy Department: Jeremy Anderson 2017-2020 (Philosophy) and Rich Cameron 2019-2022 (Philosophy)
Representing Library and Information Services: Z. Sylvia Yang 2018-2021
Representing Natural Sciences/Math: Mamunur Rashid 2018-2021 (Mathematics)

At-large Members

Matthew Balensuela 2019-2022 (Music)
David Gellman 2018-2021 (History)
Wesley Wilson 2018-2021 (Archives and Special Collections)
Rebecca Schindler 2018-2019 (Classical Studies)
Lydia Marshall 2019-2022 (Anthropology)

Ex-Officio Members

Marcia McKelligan 2018-2021 (Blair Anderson and Martha Caroline Rieth Chair in Applied Ethics)
Bridget Gourley 2019-2022 (Dean of the Faculty)
[we are currently seeking two more faculty members]
Andrew Cullison (Director, Prindle Institute)
Linda Clute (Operations Manager, Prindle Institute)
Emily Knuth (Assistant Director of Events and Engagement, Prindle Institute)
Christiane Wisehart (Assistant Director of Digital and Academic Services, Prindle Institute)
Jess Mejía (Assistant Director of Academic Services, Prindle Institute)
Ted Bitner (Scientific Research Coordinator, Prindle Institute)
Cheyanne Maddox (Administrative Assistant, Prindle Institute)

Prindle Institute Advisory Committee Interest Form

Prindle Institute Advisory Committee Service Interest Form

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