Association for Practical and Professional Ethics is on the move

APPE, the ethics association nonpareil, sent three emails on the past Monday (June 26) concerning big changes. I’ve made some edits. – KDP

Greetings, APPE members and friends! We trust you are having a fine summer, and ours has been busy so far. We have lots of news to share:

1. We have moved

Our offices are now located in the beautiful Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. Here’s our new contact information:

2961 W. County Road 225 S.
Greencastle IN 46135
765-658-5015 |

2. We have a new website

Check it out at Our old website at will redirect guests to our new site until it goes dark at the end of July.

3. We have a new Chair of the Executive Board

Gretchen Winter, Executive Director of the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be the new chair of the Executive Board starting July 1. Sarah Pfatteicher, who deftly steered the organization through these many transitions, is rotating out of the position on June 30.

4. Our Executive Director is retiring

Stuart Yoak, who faithfully served the organization for 6 years and the field for nearly 30 years, is retiring. If you’d like to thank him or wish him well, you can continue to reach him at

5. We have appointed an Interim Executive Director

Trisha Phillips, a member of the Executive Board and associate professor at West Virginia University, will serve as Interim Executive Director on a part-time basis while we conduct a search for a permanent Executive Director. If you have questions or concerns, or just wish to say hello, you can reach her at

6. We will be searching for a new Executive Director in the fall.

Look for a job announcement this fall, feel free to self nominate, and please spread the word far and wide. We hope to announce a new ED in Spring 2018.

7. Save the date for APPE 2018

The 2018 annual conference will be in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton on March 1-4. Look for a call for proposals coming soon!

Stay in touch – we look forward to connecting with you soon!

The APPE Executive Board


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