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Andrew Talle and Erik Helzer Present Research for JHU’s Exploration of Practical Ethics Grant Program

imgresPeabody musicology faculty member, Andrew Talle, and Erik Helzer, assistant professor of management at the Carey Business School, presented at the culminating symposium for the JHU’s Exploration of Practical Ethics grant program. Their research project, titled Understanding the Ethics and Value of Higher Education: When Is Specialized Training “Worth It”?,  examined alumni surveys to discover that Peabody alumni, though more likely to earn lower salaries, report higher life satisfaction compared to an internet sample of the general population. As they continue to conduct their research, they have formulated theories and questions about the correlation between specialized training—specifically in creative fields—and a reported increase overall life satisfaction. Read the featured article in JHU’s Hub here.

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