Reviewed the general contents common to a variety of ethics codes and provided examples when situations dictate that a professional needs to be cognizant of the Code of Ethics and the ramifications should that code be violated. CPSS and CPSC certificants will receive the 1.0 CEU in Ethics.

CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Professional Development
CPSS/CPSC:  1.0 Ethics

Dawn Gibas (previously Ferris)
Assessment Specialist
American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Dr. Gibas is the Assessment Specialist with the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America.  She works with the credentialing exam programs for both agronomy and soils.  Dr. Dawn Gibas originally joined the SSSA staff in July 2010 as the Soil Science Program Coordinator.  Prior to joining the SSSA staff Dr. Gibas was faculty at The Ohio State University in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) with a graduate faculty appointment in both the soil science and environmental science programs.  She still maintains an adjunct faculty position within SENR.  Prior to her position at OSU, Dr. Gibas spent the majority of her career in environmental consulting and, for a shorter time, in county government. During her career she has, among other things, owned her own consulting business, managed the Minnesota office of Tetra Tech, and traveled across the U.S. as part of her work. She has a B.S. in soil science from the University of Wisconsin, a M.S. in soil physics and a PhD in forest hydrology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gibas is both a licensed and certified soil scientist and has been involved with the Council of Soil Science Examiners since its inception and was the chair for several years.  She also held a Governor appointed position as the Soil Science Board Member on the MN Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design.  

Briefly, some of the primary objectives of Dr. Gibas’s position with ASA/SSSA include overseeing the soil science licensing (including legislative issues) and CCA/CPAg and CPSS certification programs, facilitating continuing education for soil scientists and agronomists, and to overall help to grow the professions by working with and facilitating communication between the private sector, government and academia.

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Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
December 05, 2012
Ethics - Or, That Little Grey Area You Need To Pay Attention To...
Speaker Information
Dr. Dawn Gibas CPSS   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Society of Agronomy
Professional Development: 1.00
Soil Science Society of America
Ethics: 1.00
Member/Certified Professional Price:$25.00
Non-Member Price:$40.00