University of Idaho
Center for ETHICS
500 Memorial Gym
Moscow, ID 83844-3080 
Phone: (208) 885-2103
Fax: (208) 885-2108  

Center for ETHICS* Staff

The present Center staff is dedicated to the prospect of moral education across the spectrum of professional education and serves to support the research, teaching, and service of the Center.


Director of the Center for Ethics Dr. Sharon K. Stoll: 

Dr. Stoll serves as the Director of the Center for ETHICS*.  She  is considered one of the leading authorities in competitive moral education intervention techniques for college aged students in America.  Also a professor of Physical Education, Dr. Stoll is a Distinguished Faculty Member and winner of a prestigious University of Idaho Outreach Award in 2000, and a U of I Teaching Award in 1992.  A former public school teacher, coach, and athlete, Dr. Stoll holds a Ph.D. in Sport Philosophy from Kent State University, and is the creator and director of one of the few programs in America that is directed toward moral education with competitive populations.  Dr. Stoll is well known for her knowledge in teaching and methodology as applied to pedagogy in moral education and character development.  Many of Dr. Stoll's students have developed measurement evaluation tools and other   curriculum designs that are impacting the knowledge of moral    development in sport. Author of eight books including, "Who Says It's Cheating?" and "Sport Ethics: Applications for Fair Play", Dr. Stoll is an active lecturer and consultant on various character issues, including moral education, moral reasoning, and moral development. She is or has been a consultant for the United States Navy, United States Air Force, the Idaho Bar Association, the American Bar Association, plus various sports organizations, including the President's Commission of the NCAA, the National Youth Sport Coaches' Association, the National Federation of High School Activities Association, and many more independent and private organizations.  In 1993-4, she was in residence at the United States Military Academy at West Point, as a consultant for the Higher Education Program.  Dr. Stoll has been featured on such national programs as "Night Line", "ESPN Sports Center", "ESPN Chat Line", Fox Sports' "Goin' Deep", as well as numerous regional and local news shows as well as documentaries, national newspapers, and magazines.  In 2005, she was featured in over 50 major newspapers in US and abroad describing the Center's latest project working with the Atlanta Braves.  In 2007 and again in 2013, she was named as a member of the 100 Most Influential Sport Educators in America with such individuals as Andre Agassi, William Bowen, Bob Costas, Tiger Woods, Pat Summitt, and Mike Krzyzewski.  The mother of two girls, Amanda and Rachal, Dr. Stoll lives on the Crooked M Ranch in the Mineral Mountain Range of Idaho. Her husband, Attorney Mark M. Moorer, passed this life in 2011.

Research and Management Specialist Jennifer M. Beller:

Dr. Beller, an affiliate faculty member,  is the Research/Measurement Specialist for the Center for ETHICS*.  Dr. Beller is an Associate Professor of Education at neighboring Washington State University.  In her role with the Center, she works directly with Center staff and graduate students to help design, carry out, and implement various research projects in moral reasoning, moral development, character education, and sportsmanship.  Her specialty is the design and validation of cognitive instruments, where she is one of the principle authors of the Hahm-Beller Values Choice Inventory, and the Rudd-Stoll-Beller-Hahm Values Inventory, and the Stevenson-Stoll Social Responsibility Questionnaire.  She also works extensively as a consultant with faculty, graduate students, and others throughout the world on their research projects in moral reasoning, moral development, and character education. Dr. Beller has one son and lives with her husband in the Hoo Doo Mountains on a ranch in North Idaho. 

Dr. Viatcheslav Popovsky is an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Ethics. He is the owner and operator of a scientific/educational company, the Russian- American Physical Culture Institute, focused on assisting people of all ages to develop personal efficacy for life through physical culture activities. Dr. Viatcheslav M. Popovsky is a former Associate Professor and Chief of Pedagogical Practice with the St. Petersburg Lesgaft State Physical Culture Academy named after internationally renowned Russian scientist and pedagog P.F. Lesgaft. As lecturer, researcher and coach, and consultant for elite volleyball teams, Dr. Popovsky is well known within international sport educational circles. He has published over 60 articles and books in his field throughout Russia, Europe, and U.S.. His role in the Center is to promote increasing international understanding of undergraduate (PEP 310) and graduate (PEP 591) students about efficient pedagogical remedies and multi-disciplinary approaches for achieving athletic, fitness and wellness results through the science of physical culture. In his discussions with students he successfully integrates and combines the best of what both East and West have to offer in the physical culture field. He combines what he learned about the theory and methodology of Physical Culture from the Lesgaft Physical Culture Academy, with what he has learned about it from his research and practice through his firm in America.

   With deep appreciation for the opportunity to be part of the Department of HERDís affiliate faculty & the Center for *ETHICS, Iím submitting my 2015-2016 annual academic report:

1.  As a member of a collaborative, cross sector, inter-university team, Iíve contributed to ongoingpedagogical/educational, (initially) NSF-funded, research exploring transitioning Americaís veterans and serviceman into academic programs in order to prepare them for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Our focus was specifically on cybersecurity careers where there is a significant deficit of qualified individuals to fill the openings that exist.

Our initial grant, VetsEngr, was funded between 2010-2012 [EEC 1037814]. Results were published in the book: Shoemaker, D. and Endicott-Popovsky, B., eds. (Spring 2015). Educational Approaches to Transition Former Military Personnel into the Cybersecurity Field. Special Edition of The Colloquium for Information System Security Education (CISSE), CISSE Edition 2, Issue 2. Following our initial work, we searched for new funding sources and after nurturing an opportunity with the US Army Reserve for over two years, we were awarded a new grant for AY 2016-17 with the possibility, given success, of significantly more funding next year. My role on the grant project team will be as the pedagogy SME. HERD Director Sharon Stoll will be contracted as the ethics education SME. Our product, a course designed for US Army reservists that will prepare them to respond to a major cyber event, will be completed in Spring and delivered to an initial cohort in Summer 2017.

2. The effort above represents most of my academic activities for the year. I also continued collaboration with leading Russian experts at the Lesgaft State Physical Culture University, my former colleagues, by promoting publication and other opportunities for the Department of HERD.

       3. This past year, I also participated in educational activities at the University by visiting the Moscow, Idaho, campus to work directly with HERD students.

       At this coming year, I will continue to look for opportunities to contribute to the department on the topic of sports pedagogy in various sports and society classes, in addition to making contributions on the USAR/NSA grant.

Viatcheslav (Slava) Popovsky


Dr. Michael Reall is an affiliate faculty member and is from Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Reall has published in the area of moral action in the business competitive climate. 

Graduate Students

Aubrey Shaw, Ph.D. Student  

Aubrey H. Shaw is currently working for her Ph.D. in character education and leadership under Dr. Sharon Stoll in the Center for ETHICS*. Aubrey has a bachelorís degree of science in psychology, and a masterís degree of science in sport psychology under Dr. Damon Burton. Aubrey has 24 years of experience with traumatic brain injury (TBI), support services, and special education. Aubrey has been a competitive athlete in soccer and basketball and then was a para athlete for six years.  She focuses her research on moral development in people with physical impairments.  
Marcis Fennell, Ph.D. Student

Marcis Fennell is in his second year in the doctoral program.  Originally from Long Beach, California, Marcis is pursuing a doctorate degree in Character Education and Leadership with an emphasis in Moral Reasoning in Sport under the tutelage of Dr. Sharon Stoll. As a former student- athlete at the University of Idaho, former professional athlete, and former high school coach, Marcis brings a perspective to the department that is very unique. Marcis received his Bachelorís of Science degree in Sport Science and his Masterís of Science degree in Movement and Leisure Sciences from the University of Idaho. Marcisí experiences has provided him with a passion to positively influence the culture in American sport. His research direction is leading him to assess the moral lessons taught by high school coaches. When Marcis is not living the non stop life of a doctoral student, Marcis enjoys spending quality time with his wife Jenna, and their two children, Maddox and Nola. Upon completion of his degree, Marcis seeks to become a consultant for character education in sport.

  Kevin Bryant
Ph.D. Candidate
Kevin Bryant is a third year PhD student from Portland, OR studying Sport Pedagogy and Character Education. Kevin has significant background in coaching and athletic administration at the high school and college. He has worked at four NW colleges and has coached high school and college basketball and tennis. His work over the past 10 years has focused on interscholastic (high school) athletic administrators and he started a consulting company in March 2014 toward these ends. His research for his PhD will center on what makes a high school athletic administrator an effective one? Kevin is married and the father of four adult children.

 Former Personnel

Justin Barnes, Ph.D.
 Assistant Professor of Advertising
College of Letter, Arts, & Social Sciences
School of Journalism and Mass Media

Dave Brunner, Ph.D.

United States Army Performance Center

Pete Van Mullem, Ph.D.
Lewis-Clark State College
Associate  Professor
Sports Administration

Karen Rickel, Ph. D., CHES
Department Chair
Gonzaga University
Assistant Professor

Dan Zenner, Ph.D.
formerly of Washington State University
Performance and Ethics Instructor

Matt  Hellman, M.S.

Errin Reese, M.S.
Sports Marketing Coordinator
Parker, Colorado

Nathan Jerke
Sports Reporter
Blackfoot, ID Newspaper

Shu-Tung Lai/Dexter

Amekula Gwebu, Ph. D.
Regional Consultant of California Department of Education

Cheryl Weiss, Ph.D.
Director of choral and vocal activities at Mississippi Delta Community College Adjunct Faculty at Delta State University Music Director at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse
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Seth Haselhuhn, M.S., CSCS, Ph.D.
United States Special Forces
Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Clinton Culp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Recreation
Montana State - Butte

Susan Steele, Ph.D.
Academic Coordinator, University of Idaho Moscow Athletics

Tom Grant, M.S., Ph.D.
Abraham Baldwin University
Assistant Professor of Journalism, Faculty Advisor for the Stallion Newspaper

Peggy Hamlet- Director of Fitness and Wellness

Peggy received her degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Idaho. Then later began an Interdisciplinary Master Program in Sport Science, Recreation and Nutrition.  As a child and teen Peggy was involved in dance such as ballet, jazz, and tap and at an early age found love for movement. In 2001 Peggy began work as the Director of Fitness and Wellness for the University of Idahoís recreational center.

For a list of Dr. Stoll's former students and their dissertations, click here.