The Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State has named Andrew Fiala its first ethicist in residence.
The move was the first official act of Scott Moore, the center’s interim executive director. Fiala, also the chair of the university’s philosophy department and director of its ethics center, will work to build programs on business and professional ethics, stewardship and citizenship. Fiala has authored several books on philosophy and writes a weekly ethics column for The Bee.
Moore took over for Tim Stearns, who resigned in February after a California State University audit found that he engaged in several conflicts of interest as director. Stearns had held the post since the center’s creation in 2003.
Fiala will begin his new role in the fall.