The Power of Stress to Bend Your Ethics:

A Discussion About Being Ethical in a Stressful Environment

Sharon Stoll, Ph.D.

Director, Center for ETHICS*

Professor of Movement Studies

University of Idaho


“Sharon Stoll is an extremely good public speaker and she had a lot of really important messages that really stood out to me.  I plan to apply these guidelines to my everyday life.”

Lindsey Cutsforth, Business Administration


“Sharon Stoll’s presentation was extremely eye-opening to me.  Not only was I blown away by her professional resume, but also her words of encouragement, that I feel I will use to guide me through the rest of my life.”

Courtney Druffel, Kinesiology


About Dr. Stoll:

Dr. Sharon Stoll serves as the Director of the Center for ETHICS*. She is considered one of the leading authorities in competitive moral education intervention techniques for college-aged students in America. Also a professor of Physical Education, Dr. Stoll is a Distinguished Faculty Member and winner of a prestigious University of Idaho Outreach Award in 2000, and a U of I Teaching Award in 1992. A former public school teacher, coach, and athlete, Dr. Stoll holds a Ph.D. in Sport Philosophy from Kent State University, and is the creator and director of one of the few programs in America that is directed toward moral education with competitive populations. Dr. Stoll is well known for her knowledge in teaching and methodology as applied to pedagogy in moral education and character development. Many of Dr. Stoll's students have developed measurement evaluation tools and other curriculum designs that are impacting the knowledge of moral development in sport.


Author of eight books including, "Who Says It's Cheating?" and "Sport Ethics: Applications for Fair Play", Dr. Stoll is an active lecturer and consultant on various character issues, including moral education, moral reasoning, and moral development.  She is or has been a consultant for the United States Navy, United States Air Force, the Idaho Bar Association, the American Bar Association, plus various sports organizations, including the President's Commission of the NCAA, the National Youth Sport Coaches' Association, the National Federation of High School Activities Association, and many more independent and private organizations.


In 1993-94, she was in residence at the United States Military Academy at West Point, as a consultant for the Higher Education Program. Dr. Stoll has been featured on such national programs as "Night Line", "ESPN Sports Center", "ESPN Chat Line", Fox Sports' "Goin' Deep", as well as numerous regional and local news shows as well as documentaries, national newspapers, and magazines. In 2005, she was featured in over 50 major newspapers in US and abroad describing the Center's latest project working with the Atlanta Braves. In 2007, she was named as a member of the 100 Most Influential Sport Educators in America with such individuals as Andre Agassi, William Bowen, Bob Costas, Tiger Woods, Pat Summitt, and Mike Krzyzewski.


-Bio and Photo courtesy of the Center for ETHICS* (University of Idaho)