The ETHOS program is designed to give members of the Ohio State community an opportunity to learn about the moral values that motivate and help shape the research and scholarship of those in our community.

Our aim is to explore the various ways in which questions of value informed a particular person’s decision to enter a given field of study, how those questions have shaped their work over time, and how those researchers navigate whatever tensions arise between honoring their value commitments and producing high-quality scholarship.

For example, Rattan Lal, Professor of Soil Science, has pursued Soil Science because of the critical influence it has for the future well-being of humanity. 

ETHOS will share the stories of researchers through 3-5 minute long YouTube videos of of one-on-one interviews with members of the Ohio State community. 

At this time, Rattan Lal's ETHOS interview is available for viewing here