Sara Tangdall
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, Business, Leadership, and Social Sector Program Manager

Sara Tangdall relocated to San Jose, California from Omaha, Nebraska in 2017.  She currently works at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University as the Business, Leadership, and Social Sector Ethics Program Manager.  In her role, Sara organizes speakers, programs, and research related to these three focus areas. She oversees the business ethics internship program and manages an ethics and accountability training program for nonprofit leaders and philanthropists. She also writes case studies and web content and collaborates on a variety of projects.

Prior to moving to San Jose, Sara was the Creative Manager at the Business Ethics Alliance in Omaha where she developed curricula for a series of ethics education workshops and facilitated these workshops throughout Omaha organizations.  While at the Alliance, Sara rewrote the code of ethics for a Fortune 500 company and wrote a play on the ethics of the automation of the American workforce. She previously spent one year of direct service as an AmeriCorps member at Civic Nebraska where she created a job development program, which included educating Nebraska businesses about the benefits of hiring veterans.

Sara graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a degree in theatre performance.  She then earned a Master's degree in English and a graduate certificate in advanced writing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she also taught first year writing courses for several years as a graduate teaching assistant and then as an adjunct instructor. She continued working on a grant-funded manuscript post graduate school, and recently published a research article in The Southern Journal of Linguistics, “The Influence of Popular Culture on Women’s Identities: A Diachronic Discourse Analysis of Vogue Magazine.” She has also contributed to The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society.