Dr. Eric Roe
Executive Director, Texas Engineering Executive Education, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Many ethics training sessions and modules provide an overview of codes of ethics or standards of ethical conduct with guidelines on how to apply them in different situations. This session takes a different approach to ethics and "being ethical." It offers an approach to resolving ethical problems in which it is not at all clear what the solution is, what the choices are, or even what standards apply. It assumes that an engineer's most important asset in resolving an ethical problem is the ability to think creatively about the problem and to generate options.
Texas Engineering Executive Education is led by Eric A. Roe, a chemical engineer with decades of experience in both industrial product & process development as well as talent development, career training and educational model creation. Dr. Roe joined the Cockrell School of Engineering in January 2015. He began his career working in industrial research & development for the food and beverage sector, and earned his doctoral degree in chemical engineering from the University of South Florida. He spent the last 15 years conducting academic research and reform by creating innovative educational models to meet the industry's need for a more skilled technological workforce. Dr. Roe's vision for Texas Engineering Executive Education is to provide continuing value to engineering professionals by expanding and improving the quality and relevance of the education and training programs offered by Texas Engineering Executive Education, to meet both short-term and long-term needs of individuals and companies.