|Born||November 16, 1953|
|Occupation||Professor and Eleanor Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy, Chair, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, University of South Florida St. Petersburg|
Deni Elliott, D.Ed., (born 16 November 1953) is an ethicist and ethics scholar, and has been active in practical ethics since the 1980s. She holds the Eleanor Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy, and is a professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
Early life and education
Deni Elliott was born Denise Nitkowski. She graduated from Parkdale High School, in Riverdale, MD in 1971, completed her B.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Maryland in 1974, finished the M.A. in Philosophy in 1982 and her D.Ed. in Philosophy of Education at Harvard University in 1984. Her doctoral examination committee members included Israel Scheffler, Sissela Bok, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Martin Linsky.
She was named one of the first two Rockefeller Fellows in Professional Ethics at Dartmouth College in 1987 and served as the first full-time director of Dartmouth’s Institute for the Study of Applied and Professional Ethics (1988–1993). She is a founding member of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) and has served on the Executive Board, successively re-elected since her initial appointment in 1991. She was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for APPE in March, 2013. Elliott served as Mansfield Professor of Ethics and Public Affairs at the University of Montana (1992–96) and founding director of the University’s Practical Ethics Center (1996–2003). She was awarded the Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg in 2003.
Elliott served as the book review editor for the Journal of Mass Media Ethics (1986–2006) and directed the first U.S. graduate degree program in teaching ethics at the University of Montana (1996–2003).
Elliott has published widely in practical ethics. She also co-hosted a two-minute weekly radio show, Ethically Speaking, produced through KUFM radio and syndicated through PRX.
Books and Documentary Films
- Responsible Journalism, Sage, 1986
- and Bill Fisk (Co-producers), A Case of Need: Media Coverage and Organ Transplants, Fanlight Productions, 1990
- Wendy Conquest, Bob Drake and Deni Elliott (co-producers) Buying Time: The Media Role in Health Care, Fanlight Productions, 1991
- Wendy Conquest, Bob Drake and Deni Elliott (co-producers) The Burden of Knowledge: Moral Dilemmas in Prenatal Testing, Fanlight Productions, 1991
- The Ethics of Asking: Dilemmas in Higher Education Fund Raising, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995
- and Judy Stern, Research Ethics: A Reader, University Press of New England, 1997
- Judy Stern and Deni Elliott, The Ethics of Scientific Research: A Guidebook for Course Development, University Press of New England, 1997
- Elliot D. Cohen and Deni Elliott, Contemporary Ethical Issues: Journalism, ABC-CLIO, 1998
- The Kindness of Strangers: Philanthropy and Higher Education, Rowman & Littlefield, 2006
- Ethics in the First Person: A Guide to Teaching and Learning Practical Ethics, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007
- Ethical Challenges: Building an Ethics Toolkit, Authorhouse, 2009