Dr. Ralph Ferguson
Dr. Ralph Ferguson is the Managing Director of the Texas Tech University Ethics Center. As a businessman and former executive associate dean with extensive knowledge about the global community, he brings vital insights and a heighten sensitivity to benefit the TTU ethics initiative in research, ecology, and human rights. Dr. Ferguson speaks to groups about ethical analytics related to the impact of the rising cost of education, management, business development, values, personal financial planning, debt, emerging markets, inclusiveness, and disenfranchisement.
A management generalist and futurist with more than twenty years of experience in the public and private sector, he consults with businesses and public officials about global human capital issues. Dancing Fibers LLC, under his leadership, partnered in Bolivia with Los Alamos de la Andes to create opportunities for Aymara and Quechua Indian women. Dr. Ferguson was a principal owner in DancingFibers.com, a limited liability corporation, which distributed imported knitting yarns from China, Bolivia, Peru, and Japan to more than three hundred retail stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Dr. Ferguson at TTU served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Management teaching Negotiations, Organizational Behavior and Management. As a consulting member of REF Management LLC, Dr. Ferguson addresses complex problems related to business, science, engineering, ecology, and organizational structure with professional peers. He is a leading analyst on the economics and ecological benefits of tire derived fuel. A leader in education and business, his words and deeds focus on human rights, economics, ecology, education disparity, employment, and agriculture.
Dr. Ferguson brings a wealth of knowledge to his work and research from careers as a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, Court Administrator, Magistrate, and Municipal Court Judge. Dr. Ferguson holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a doctorate from Texas Tech University in Personal Financial Planning (CEED).
Lisa James serves as Unit Manager for the Texas Tech University Ethics Center. Lisa holds a
BA in University Studies with concentrations in English, Psychology, and Studio Arts,
and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Higher Education. Lisa moved from Southern
California to work for TTU's Division of Outreach and Distance Education in 2003,
and transferred to the Office of Planning and Assessment/Quality Enhancement Plan
in 2008. She was a 2005 recipient of the President's Quality Service Award for her
work with the Texas State Science and Engineering Fair hosted by TTU. In her role
as Unit Manager, she coordinates the Annual Responsible Conduct of Research Conference
in addition to other Center events. Lisa also oversees the Southwest Regional Consortium
for Academic Integrity (SWRCAI), a regional consortium affiliated with the International
Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), Clemson University's Robert J. Rutland Institute
Lisa has offered in-class presentations on Academic Integrity to undergraduate students and co-presented with her TTU Ethics Center colleagues at the 2014 Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) conference held in Jacksonville, Florida. Their presentation was titled, "Ethics...Speak Up!" How do students finish the sentence?" and was based on the TTU Ethics Center's Arbor Day Academic Integrity survey data.
Dr. Yi-hui Lee
Yi-hui Lee, a native of Taiwan, became the administrator for the TTU Ethics Center in 2013.
She holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Lighting Design from University of Maryland, College
Park, where she had been an assistant lighting designer at various venues, including
Kennedy Center and Arena Stage. She holds a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts (arts administration)
from Texas Tech University and based her dissertation on a graduate internship at
the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA.
Until summer 2011, Dr. Lee worked as a graduate assistant in the TTU Ethics Center, managed the Matador Ethics Video Challenge program, and supported assessment efforts. Since she became a full-time staff member, she has completed the ethics online learning modules with her colleagues, has been sharing ethics programming experiences at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics annual meetings, and has been creating new programs to continue ethics conversation on campus, such as Coffee Ethics series and Moving Ethical Picture series.
Dr. Lee was selected to be a participant at the inaugural President's Leadership Institute, 2013-14, and she is also a TTU Staff Senator, 2013-16.