Ethical Case Insights Part II: Keeping the Public Safe, Receiving Gifts, and Questioning Design Responsibility

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 ethical issues surrounding one of the most important recent examples around protecting the public health, welfare, and safety.  They will peer closely at the issue of receiving and accepting gifts.  And we will take look at a by-stander’s concern about who was in Responsible Charge of an equipment design certification.  Panelists will share personal examples of situations in which they faced related ethical quandaries.

1. Participants will be empowered to stand their ground when their advice regards the public’s health, welfare, and safety is overruled.
2. Participants will be able to evaluation the ethical challenge of gifts and establish an approach to resolution.
3. Participants will be equipped to determine an approach when they have concerns about the actual control exercised by the engineer in Responsible Charge.

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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. 

Mark Dubbin, P.E., LEED AP

Fire Protection Engineer

Las Cruces Fire Department

Mark Dubbin, P.E., LEED AP is a fire protection engineer with the Las Cruces, New Mexico Fire Department. He has a degree in engineering with a minor in philosophy from New Mexico State University and has been active in the NSPE Board of Ethical review for 10 years, currently serving as Chair. 

Craig N Musselman, P.E., F.NSPE


CMA Engineers Inc

Craig Musselman, P.E., F.NSPE, Board-certified Environmental Engineer, is the founder and president of CMA Engineers, Inc. with 48 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction administration of public works projects. He holds BSCE and MSCE degrees from UMass Amherst. He is a member of the NSPE Board of Ethical Review and the ASCE Committee on Climate Intelligence in Civil Engineering Codes and Standards. Craig has played national roles in the engineering profession in the areas of professional licensure, engineering education, and climate change. He is a Distinguished Member of ASCE and a Fellow of both ACEC and NSPE.


Live event: 05/04/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.