First Coordinator of The Prindle Institute for Ethics
When the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics was first conceived President Bottoms and the Faculty Advisory Committee were determined that the Institute would be interdisciplinary in its approach. Martha Rainbolt,, a Professor of English, was chosen for the role of the Institute's first Faculty Coordinator. In this position Dr. Rainbolt organized the initial year's programs. Through her initiative and guidance the Faculty Advisory Committee was institutionalized, reading programs for both students and faculty were begun, interesting outside speakers were invited to become part of our community, and the Undergraduate Ethics Symposium was initiated. Martha played a key role in promoting ethics related topics that would be of interest to students as well as faculty. Dr. Rainbolt also worked with the students to develop the program of student interns who promote the work of the Institute.