Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee shall have the power to:

  • Receive, initiate and investigate complaints of unethical conduct of members (to include fellows), associate members and affiliates; 

  • Report on types of cases investigated with specific description of difficult or recalcitrant cases; 

  • Dismiss or recommend action on ethical cases investigated; 

  • Resolve cases by agreement where appropriate; 

  • Formulate rules or principles of ethics for adoption by the association; 

  • Formulate rules and procedures governing the conduct of the ethics or disciplinary process for approval by the Board of Directors acting on behalf of Council; and 

  • Interpret, apply and otherwise administer those rules and procedures.

Staff Liaison

Stephen Behnke, JD, PhD (email)


  • 2014 Chair:  Armand R. Cerbone, PhD

  • Andrea J. Barnes, JD, PhD (2013-15)

  • Mary A. Connell, EdD (2014-16)

  • Phoebe C. Ellsworth, PhD (2012-14)

  • Nancy S. Elman, PhD (2012-14)

  • Christina Harms, JD (2014-16) — public member

  • Dorothy E. Holmes, PhD (2013-15)

  • Linda K. Knauss, PhD (2014-16)

  • Brian Huntting Stagner, PhD (2014-16)

  • Lisa A. Suzuki, PhD (2014-16)

Annual Reports