NSPE PE Institute
Ethical Case Insights Part I: Disclosing, Standing Your Ground, and Dealing with Conflicts
Experience Level: Any level of experience
Join a panel of experts who will discuss three of the latest cases available in the NSPE’s Board of Ethical Review Cases. Panelists will examine the consequences of failure to disclose material information, standing your ground when you are not the Engineer in Responsible Charge, and dealing with conflicting duties. One of the most important aspects of the discussion will be around the formal dissent to one of the cases: It is a great demonstration of the need for conversation about ethics – there is not always a single right answer.
1. Participants will be equipped to identify the consequences of failure to disclose material information.
2. Participants will be empowered to stand their ground when they are not the Engineer in Responsible Charge;
3. Participants will be able to evaluate conflicting duties and establish an approach to resolution.
1 PDH (NY Approved)
NSPE Members: FREE
Non-members: $75.00 (Join NSPE today and save on this purchase.)
Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., P.E., D.F.E.
Senior Director for Ethics and Professional Practice
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., P.E. is the 36-year principal of a woman-owned business in forensic civil engineering, dispute resolution, real estate, and legal services. She is a registered professional engineer, licensed attorney, and a certified arbitrator, mediator, and Christian conciliator. She received her B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota, her M.B.A. degree from Oklahoma University, and her J.D. degree from Duquesne University. Mrs. Bowman recently joined the National Society of Professional Engineers as the Senior Director for Ethics and Professional Practice. She also serves as the Executive Director for the National Academy of Forensic Engineers.
David Kish, Ph.D., P.E., M. NSPE
Purdue College of Engineering’s Flex Lab
David Kish, Ph.D., P.E., M. NSPE currently oversees operations, maintenance, and functioning of the Purdue College of Engineering’s Flex Lab. He is a Purdue-educated electrical engineer with BSEE ’87, MSEE ’89, and PhD ’93. He also earned an MBA from the Krannert School of Management in 1998 and is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette. He has worked at Purdue since 1992. Dave was appointed to the NSPE Board of Ethical Review in 2020.
Susan Sprague, P.E., F. NSPE
Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson
Susan Sprague, P.E., F. NSPE has over 35 Years of experience with all types of infrastructure projects in PA, MD, and DC. She has a BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and is a Senior Associate at Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson where she has been employed since 2006. Susan is a licensed PE in 4 states (PA, MD, DC, and VA), a Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), and Certified Bridge Safety Inspector (CBSI) in PA. Since 2016, Susan has been a member of the NSPE Board of Ethical Review, serving as Chair from 2018 to 2021.